2020 NFPA 1407 Standard - Current Edition
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    Refer to NFPA 1407, Standard for Training Fire Service Rapid Intervention Crews to develop a highly disciplined operational capability to rescue fire fighters who become lost, injured, trapped, incapacitated, or disoriented in the course of an emergency scene or training operation. Requirements are consistent with NFPA 1710, Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Career Fire Departments; NFPA 1720, Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Volunteer Fire Departments; and NFPA 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program.

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  • Table of Contents (2020 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1407 Standard for Training Fire Service Rapid Intervention Crews, 2020 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Equivalency.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications.
    2.3 Other Publications.
    2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections.
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 Rapid Intervention Training Policy and Procedures
    4.1 General.
    4.2 Training Policies and Guidelines.
    4.3 Rapid Intervention Crew Members.
    4.4 Conducting, Evaluating, and Documenting Training.
    Chapter 5 RIC Instructor Requirements
    5.1 General.
    5.2 Conducting Training Program.
    Chapter 6 Student Prerequisites
    6.1 General Requirements.
    6.2 Rapid Intervention Crew Leaders.
    6.3 Fitness.
    Chapter 7 Rapid Intervention Operations Training Program
    7.1 General.
    7.2 Incident Management System Integration.
    7.3 Rotation of RIC Personnel.
    7.4 Rapid Intervention Skills.
    7.5 Declaring a Fire Fighter Emergency.
    7.6 Search Techniques.
    7.7 Access and Extrication.
    7.8 Air Supply.
    7.9 SCBAs.
    7.10 Ropes, Slings, and Harnesses.
    7.11 Protecting Downed Fire Fighter(s) in Place.
    7.12 Moving Downed Fire Fighter(s) to Safety.
    7.13 Fire Fighter Self-Rescue.
    7.14 Tools and Equipment.
    Chapter 8 Required Performance for Rapid Intervention Crews (RIC)
    8.1 General.
    8.2 Methods of Evaluation.
    8.3 Locating, Assessing, and Removing a Downed Fire Fighter.
    8.4 Removing a Downed Fire Fighter up a Flight of Stairs.
    8.5 Removing a Downed Fire Fighter from First-Floor Window.
    8.6 Removing a Downed Fire Fighter from a Second-Floor Window.
    8.7 Removing a Downed Fire Fighter from a Hole in the Floor.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke in Training
    Annex C Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2014 Edition

    Prepare rapid intervention crews (RIC) for effective fire fighter rescue with the 2015 NFPA 1407.

    Refer to the all-new 2015 NFPA 1407, Standard for Training Fire Service Rapid Intervention Crews to develop a highly disciplined operational capability to rescue fire fighters who become lost, injured, trapped, incapacitated, or disoriented in the course of an emergency scene or training operation. Requirements are consistent with NFPA 1710, Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Career Fire Departments; NFPA 1720, Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations, Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Volunteer Fire Departments; and NFPA 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program.

    NFPA 1407 includes definitions and training requirements for Emergency Breathing Safety System (EBSS)/Buddy Breather that was approved for use by NIOSH for the 2013 Edition SCBA's per NFPA 1981, Standard on Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for Emergency Services.

    Fire department officers, fire fighters, and instructors will find vital guidance on:

    • RIC training policy and procedures
    • RIC instructor requirements
    • Student prerequisites
    • RIC operations training program

    (Print, 24 pp., 2014)

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