On October 13, 2011 Contra Costa Firefighters rescued two women from a
burning building. The raw footage was captured by the firefighters
helmet cam.Contra Costa County is in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.
Fairly long video at almost 10 minutes, actual video footage of rescue starts at entry to structure at 1 minute mark. Last part of video shows firefighters using the K-12 Saw to ventilate structure.
Some of the Firefighting nomenclature used in this footage include:
Quint= Ladder Truck.A quintuple combination pumper or quint is a fire service apparatus that serves the dual purpose of an engine and a ladder truck. The name quint is derived from the Latin prefix quinque-, meaning five, and refers to the five functions that a quint provides: pump, water tank, fire hose, aerial device, and ground ladders.
IC=Incident Commander,which is the overall commander in charge of this incident.Most often a Captain Rank or above.In some Departments years ago,sometimes the term "Overhead" is used.
RIT Team=Rapid Intervention Team. A sort of Firefighter Tactical/Special Ops Team in place for hazardous Rescues of Trapped Firefighters.They are the rescuers rescue men and women.A Firefighter Assist and Search Team (FAST), also known as a Rapid Intervention Team/Crew (RIT/RIC), is a team of two or more firefighters
dedicated solely to search and rescue of other firefighters in
distress. FAST shall have no other operational assignment during an
incident. Multiple alarm fires may require multiple FAST/RIC teams.
K-12 Saw= A Gas powered hand portable circular saw used to cut through burglar bars,metal doors,Chain link fences and walls.
If I missed anything that you want explanation for, just ask in the comments and I will get back to you ASAP.
As Always, Enjoy.
In: Other Entertainment
Tags: Helmet Cam Footage, Rescue of Trapped Civillians, RIT, K-12 Saw, Quint, Firefighters, Rescue, Fire Rescue, Structure Fire, Trapped
Location: California, United States (load item map)
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