Photo of the Week: 'Pittsburgh' RIT drill
Converse, Texas firefighters go outside and work on overcoming obstacles to package and remove a downed firefighter
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By FireRescue1 Staff
CONVERSE, Texas — Converse firefighters spent a day outside using various props and materials to train on rescuing a downed firefighter.
The rapid intervention training called the "Pittsburgh drill" is based on the Bricelyn Street fire in Pittsburgh, on Feb. 14, 1995, that claimed the lives of three firefighters.
RIT training: Focus on simplicity and speed over complexity and gadgets
With the right training and direction, rapid intervention should never be a dull assignment