The nations ONLY Fire Service Rapid Intervention Competition!

This competition is designed to go back to the “BASIC SKILLS” of the individual firefighter along with the “BASIC TOOLS” needed to rescue one of our own. From basic skills, such as SCBA confidence and search, to advanced skills, including assessing the downed firefighter and removal of a downed firefighter, Firefighter teams in this competition will show their strengths in all of these skills.
The goal for this competition is to allow teams to show the skills needed, under a graded and timed format, for a timely intervention of a downed firefighter. The skills applied are the same that are used on fire grounds across the country.
Although this is a timed skills event and an evolution simulating the real world, competitors will understand the assumption that all decisions and actions need to be verbalized for scoring and timing. ALL COMMUNICATIONS WILL BE OVER THE RADIO. All procedures will be done and not simulated. Many of these procedures are part of the judging process, and again must be verbalized over the radio as teams take appropriate actions. Each team shall consist of a group of five (5) - four (4) performing the search and rescue, and one (1) in Command.
The RIT Competition's rules and regulations have recently been revised. This document contains pertinent information as to the process of the competition and what is expected of participants. Please ensure you are familiar with the most recent version of this document as acknowledgement of these terms is required for completion of your registration to the competition. It is highly advised to save or print a copy for your records. Reference and download a copy of the RIT Competition rules by clicking here.

**Significant Changes to This Year's Competition:**





Wednesday, Jan. 19

Hands-on-Training (HOT) Class and Captains' Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 20


Friday, Jan. 21


  • All competitors will have a pre and post medical surveillance during the competition. Pre-medical screening will be done on each competitor prior to them competing in the preliminary competition and the finals. Post medical screening will be done after each competitor competes in the preliminary competition and the finals. Please see FIREFIGHTER SAFETY section of the competition rules document for details.
  • Limit three (3) teams per department. If more than three (3) teams is registered from the same department, the last registered teams will be cancelled, fees withheld, and the team will be placed on a waitlist. If by the deadline, the limit of thirty (30) teams has not been met, waitlisted teams shall be registered in the order that they registered. Any waitlisted teams who are not registered by the deadline will then be refunded registration fees.

Fees: $350 per team of 5

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