Monday, September 26, 2011
For this week's monday night drill the crew from Manoa headed down to the Haverford Township Burn Tower for a RIT drill. Earlier in the day a few members went down to assist the officer staff with building a training prop and setting up the drill. A firefighter on a handline operating in the basement division had become trapped after a collapse and declared a Mayday. The crew was split up into 2 RIT teams and the first team was activated to go in service. Crews worked under heavy smoke to free the blocked doors removed the collapsed items crawled under a mock up and located the downed firefighter. Once a path was made to the trapped member the crew hooked up the RIT pack and were switched out as their own air supply began to go down. Team 2 then converted the air pack to a harness and removed the down firefighter to division 1. After removal all crews had a de briefing to discuss what was faced and what worked and did not work to remove the member.