Written by Gregory Cazillo in the category Volunteer Firefighter Tuesday March 13th, 2012
This past weekend I took a Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) training class. One of the tasks is to climb in a window wearing full PPE (personal protective equipment) and rescue a downed firefighter through that same window. This is called the Denver Drill, it comes from a firefighter that lost his life because others could not get Firefighter Mark Langvardt out of a window that was right next to him.
Getting myself through that very small window was quite a chore. Somehow I made in, and out. I thought you would enjoy these photos of me climbing in the window. Big Thanks to Traditions Training and their team who taught our RIT Class.
Watch The Denver Drill (Part 1) on YouTube
Watch The Denver Drill (Part 2) on YouTube