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Rapid Intervention Teams go by various names in different parts of the country – RIT, Rapid Intervention Crew (RIC), Firefighter Assist and Search Team (FAST) – but all have a critical mission: to rapidly locate a downed or trapped firefighter, establish an air supply, assess medical needs and extricate him or her from the situation, whether it be a floor or roof collapse or some other life-threatening incident.
Associations

Firefighters came out winners in terms of personal safety during 2009, as a number of innovative products were introduced that improved their ability and readiness to bail out when confronted with a life-threatening situation.
Engine Company

Five of the six manufacturers of self-contained breathing apparatus that meet National Fire Protection Association standards offer electronic accountability systems as accessories to increase firefighter safety. One of them, Scott Health and Safety, started shipping its second-generation system in July.
Engine Company

Structural Composites Industries (SCI) said it has launched new SCBA cylinder technology: the only 30-year cylinder available for sale directly to fire departments in the United States.