may, 2019

15may3:00 pm4:45 pmFirefighter Safety and Survival: Acting Before the RIT3:00 pm - 4:45 pm Session Type:ClassroomTime Slot:3:00PM - 4:45PM


Class Details

It is no secret that manpower at structural fires is limited. When tasked with doing more with less, rescuing a fellow firefighter can deplete resources quickly. What happens when an emergency happens before the RIT is in place? Often a Mayday situation can happen in the initial minutes of an incident. This class takes an in-depth look at how firefighters can prepare for these kinds of scenarios when a firefighter gets into trouble with no formal RIT yet in place. Through case studies and discussions, students will be better prepared to deal with an emergency that happens to them or their partner as the incident is unfolding and other resources are still responding. This class was designed by firefighters that operate in areas where RIT responses have a delayed arrival time behind first due companies.


(Wednesday) 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Speakers for this event

  • Andrew Cooke

    Andrew Cooke

    Firefighter, Norwich Fire Dept., Norwich CT

    Andrew Cooke is a career firefighter for the City of Norwich Fire Department in Connecticut. He was an Instructor at the MAFFC 2016 and 2017 Conferences and is a current instructor with the Middlesex County Fire School in Connecticut. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Fire Service Administration from the University of New Haven as well as numerous other fire service certifications. He was a graduate of the Connecticut Fire Academy Recruit Program and while earning his degree at the University of New Haven he was also a live-in member of the Allingtown Fire Department in West Haven, CT.

    Firefighter, Norwich Fire Dept., Norwich CT