The words no Firefighter wants to hear, "MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY" was transmitted last week at a house fire in Roanoke County (Va). "MAYDAY" is the term Firefighters use when their life or safety is in jeopardy and they are unable to remove themselves from the situation.Read More »
Tag Archives: RIC
RIT “tips” for the over weight / out of shape firefighter…. Avoid the funeral!
I think the member who asked the question already realizes this ... otherwise, he wouldn't be seeking the advice he is (he's planning / preparing for these "bigger" firefighters to go down). Why are these members inside anyway? Why are they even on the Department? Is their potential heart attack, stroke or death worth the benefit of having them as members? THINK ABOUT THAT.Read More »
34 residents displaced as Roanoke’s Bravest rescue 5 from 2nd Alarm fire
The Roanoke Fire / EMS Department runs with 3 members on an Engine and 3 on a Ladder (this includes the Chauffeur and Officer). This fire is just another example of their members doing extraordinary things under the worst of circumstances.Read More »
A little "old school" Captain Wines catching up…
I don't want a bunch of "yard breathers" or screw ups assigned as RIC. Think about it.... if you "go down", who would you want coming to get you?Read More »
"Tricks of the Trade" and some other stuff …
We’re on the 2nd half of an Easter Sunday tour. It’s been a beautiful, peaceful and quiet day here at “Lucky #13” and I’m hoping it remains that way. I hope you folks have enjoyed the same and that the Easter Bunny found his way to all of you… I’m still looking for him .. her … them .. LOL ...Read More »
Get your own water!
Or maybe I should say “TAKE” your own water. I received a few e-mails following Monday’s post “Tricks of the Trade.. RIT Tips“ . The post was intended to offer only a few “tricks” concerning the removal of (dragging) a downed firefighter. The e-mails I received wanted to know more about what we carry with our RIT team ie: stokes ...Read More »
Tricks of the trade ..RIT tips
There have been several incidents lately where “MAYDAY” was transmitted and RIT / RIC (Rapid Intervention Team, Rapid Intervention Crew) was activated. Dave Statter has coverage of the 5 firefighters injured in Washington DC HERE . Chris Naum has coverage over at Command Safety on the DOUBLE MAYDAY transmission in the Borough of Queens NY. Find that article HERE . I hope everyone ...Read More »