Rapid Intervention

Rapid Intervention is a team of firefighters given the responsibility of rescuing other firefighters in their time off need.  According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 1500, a minimum of two fully equipped personnel must be on-site and ready for immediate rescue of injured or trapped firefighters. The Incident Commander evaluates each situation risk factors to determine whether a Rapid Intervention Team is to be set in place, depending upon the extent of incident involvement.


City of New Bern
PO Box 1129
New Bern, NC 28563-1129
Fire Dept. Main # (252) 639-2931
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