Distributed June 8, 2016 12:15 PM
Advanced training program designed to rescue firefighters
Earlier today, Nanaimo Fire Rescue held a training exercise for their Rapid Intervention Team Program. The scenario, held at the old Madill's paint booth, demonstrated what would occur in the event that a firefighter became trapped or lost at an incident and the subsequent required rescue.
During the exercise, fire crews were tasked with locating a mock fire inside the building and extinguishing it. At the same time, the Rapid Intervention Team was deployed to locate and rescue trapped or hurt firefighters.
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- The Rapid Intervention Team is a program developed by firefighters to ensure that a process is in place to prepare firefighters for the expedited rescue of on-scene personnel.
- The Rapid Intervention Training program was developed by an advocate group consisting of Nanaimo Fire Rescue members.
- Nanaimo Fire Rescue is on the forefront of Rapid Intervention Training for its suppression staff.
- The City of Nanaimo and Nanaimo Fire Rescue are committed to the safety of our citizens and employees.