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  • #16
    Originally posted by jfTL41 View Post
    Isn't it easier to carry less crap? It is not necessary to unload and entire rig into a stokes and lug it down the street or worse yet drag it down the street.
    Take a look at what you are bringing and why, is it something you will need immediately that is not readily availible on the rig in front of the building? Even the stokes itself... what is wrong with the one on the truck in front of the building?
    Take what you need, travel light and get in position to do your job. If it takes you five minutes to assemble and you kill your crew humping all this junk to the scene you probably weren't needed to begin with.
    ^^ What he said !!^^

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    • #17
      great tool

      Can't speak for other depts however we carry the TURK on our ladder truck and its a great tool. It stowes away nicely on rear step so its out of the way. Our RIT basket is preloaded on the apparatus so we just slide it out of the compartment far enough to slide the turk on and then we roll it down the street like a wheelbarrow. We are required to have this equipment on the scene so picking and choosing what we bring is not an option, its standardized throughout the dept.. Its easy to attach it to the RIT basket and its fast, one firefighter can do it. If it makes our job easier it has my vote, regardless of price! Be safe my brothers...

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      • #18
        And................

        We bought one, Carry it on the Squad, and use it. Takes no more space than the heavy duty hand truck that we also carry. Our Safety Officer has the authority to order a safety problem corrected immediately, and as someone stated above, window bars are a widespread problem in this area. There are times two guys move the RIT gear to the designated area while a couple more are doing windows or something. On our more relaxed suburban side of town, this "gadget" has been used to remove a jogger with an ankle injury from a hiking trail to the BLS unit.

        Back to the window bars: I strongly agree that a RIT Team should be a cohesive unit, not distracted by a bunch of other stuff. BUT, if a couple of Team members can take actions to make the team's actions easier IF they're deployed, then I see no problem with that, as long as everyone is within sight/sound of each other, AND they can deploy instantly.........
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