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Old 08-22-2005, 18:44   #8
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I think one of the more important aspects of RIT is to have the personnel think for themselves. Do a random study. Put a couple of guys(or girls) in a typical residential (2x4's and drywall) room (no fire / smoke conditions) and have them tell you how they would get out. If your like many of the dept's out there and have alot of FNG's (all certifications but no experience), the answers you get will be "I don't know, that's what RIT is there for". Even with no tools you should be able to kick right through the drywall and hopefully find an escape route or point of safe haven until RIT actually gets there.

If you are serious about RIT, contact the Illinois Fire Service Institute who was one of the first to recognize RIT and develop a class "Saving Our Own" which has been taught all over the country.

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