Training To Rescue Our Own

A great morning to train! Right now, at Fire Station 39, North Point, firefighters are conducting Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) training.

When your Fairfax County Firefighters are fighting structure fires, a group of firefighters are designated as the RIT. The RIT crew then stands by outside at the ready to go into the burning structure if a firefighter becomes incapacitated or trapped. Basically, the RIT are the firefighters who may have to rescue their fellow firefighters.

As you can see in the photos below, the firefighters are training for a variety of situations they could potentially encounter when rescuing a downed firefighter.