Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) and Firefighter Survival Training
Jan 27 – Jan 28 all-day

The New England FOOLS presents a 2-day course that will teach firefighters to understand and implement rapid intervention. We’ll cover the theory of Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) and Firefighter Survival Training.

Firefighter Survival and Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) operations are the highest priority when a firefighter is lost, disoriented, or trapped.

This firefighter survival and RIT training program will teach self-survival and safe extrication of a downed firefighter who may be injured, trapped or lost at an emergency scene. Skills will include entanglement removal, search, SCBA harness conversion, proper use of the RIT Pack, one and two person drags, firefighter removal up or down a staircase, removal out a window utilizing various carries and ropes, as well as ladder assisted lifts from a basement.

This course is physically demanding and requires all students to demonstrate all skills taught in the program. Full PPE is required and an SCBA with spare cylinder.

Program will be hosted by Kennebunk Fire-Rescue. Saturday at the Washington Hose Station, located at 159 Port Road. Sunday will be at the West Kennebunk Station, located at 80 Thompson Road.

Cost is $95 for New England FOOLS members or SMCC Fire Science students, $115 for non-members. Click here to download the application.

You can make checks payable to the New England FOOLS Inc, municipal purchase orders also accepted. For further information, email NewEnglandFOOLSPresident@gmail.com.

Feb 9 – Feb 11 all-day

2018 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the founding of the New England FOOLS.

Fifteen years of unprecedented Brotherhood and training throughout New England.

Join the New England FOOLS as we once again present the Northeastern Fire Summit, a national-level training seminar right here in southern Maine, easily accessible from all over New England. Three days of lecture on a variety of subjects and topics that matter in today’s fire service.

We are bringing together for this weekend some of the premier fire instructors from around the Country including:

Lieutenant Paul Combs of the Bryan OH Fire Dept will be opening up the Summit on Friday night.

Saturday’s presentations will be by:

  • Firefighter Dennis Walton of the Allentown PA Fire Dept
  • Commissioner Jared Renshaw of the Western Berks PA Fire Dept
  • Lt Steven Gillespie FDNY Ret, of the North Charleston SC FD
  • Captain Christopher Gay of the North Charleston SC FD

Sunday morning’s session will feature Jeff Dill of the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance and focus on one of, if not THE most important factor affecting us today in the Fire Service, that is OUR mental health.

Friday February 9th to Sunday February 11th
Doors open Friday evening at 1800, Saturday and Sunday doors open at 0730.

Admission will be $95 for FOOLS members and SMCC Fire Science students, $120 for non-FOOLS members, lunch included.

Click here to download the event flyer. Click here to download an application.

Applications and fliers also available via email: NewEnglandFOOLSPresident@gmail.com.

Cash, check, PayPal and municipal purchase order accepted.

There will be rooms blocked out at a special rate at the Village By The Sea. Contact the Village By The Sea, VBTS.com, and tell them you are with the New England FOOLS for the discounted rate on one and two bedroom units.