Rapid Intervention Team
The City of Madison Fire Department is committed to the safety of our
personnel. In 2003 MFD implemented a dedicated Rapid Intervention Team (RIT)
to be assigned to any fire call or incident in need of a RIT.
Engines 3 & 4 split the city east and west covering the
assignments as RIT. The RIT’s core is comprised of the 36 members assigned to
Stations 3 & 4. RIT trains every Tuesday morning on a multitude of firefighter
rescue topics. RIT also assists in the training of all companies as “ Safety
Companies” in the event E3 or E4 are unavailable. Safety and tracking
personnel are also a RIT responsibility on the fire ground.
Many individuals and businesses in the Madison area have donated
acquired structures that allow for full-fledged scenarios of firefighter
rescues. All new hires are given a “RIT Skills Drill” to introduce them
to Mayday and self-rescue techniques.