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jasoyeom

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Here in Norfolk County and I'm sure at other Fire Departments I keep hearing that a unit is responding Par 4, Par 18 etc.

Is it a measure of how serious the incident is?

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dcr_inc

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Nope... Thats how many personnel they are responsible for and that all are accounted for.. NO ONE LEFT BEHIND..
 

mikewazowski

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Personnel Accountability Report. Basically how many firefighters are in the vehicle.

Sometimes they'll use it onscene as well to make sure all firefighters in a sector are accounted for.
 

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What about the term RIT as in 5 personnel in truck, 3 RIT ?
RIT stands for Rapid Intervention Team (same as RIC - Rapid Intervention Crew). They are a team of firefighters whose sole purpose is to rescue other firefighters that may be trapped, injured or otherwise disabled.
 

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What about the term RIT as in 5 personnel in truck, 3 RIT ?
And if they said RIT 3 they would be stating their sector # to command. The sectors go in numerical order of assignment from the incident commander. (i.e. Fire Attack 1, Search 2, RIT 3, Vent 4, and so on.)
 
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