Improve your divers’ competency and comfort with a PSD in distress
Rapid Intervention Techniques Trainer (RITT)
Duration: 1 day (8 hours)
Recommended for: Experienced trainers who want to expand on their department divers’ skills with handling a public safety diver in distress, both at the surface or submerged.
- Sponsorship by a public safety agency
- At least 21 years of age
- Current Public Safety Scuba Instructor or Dive Rescue 1 Trainer certification
- Proof of Rapid Intervention Techniques certification
Successful completion of the Rapid Intervention Techniques Trainer (RITT) program provides the Instructor with skills required to improve the divers’ ability to assess and respond to a PSD in distress, whether submerged or at the surface, and from a vessel or the shore. Instructors will work with RIT specific equipment such as contingency air cylinders and rapid diver systems during in-class scenarios. Obtaining the RITT certification allows the Instructor to teach the Rapid Intervention Techniques program in-house and to mutual aid departments.
Note To Applicants
This program is designed for personnel who are physically fit. Participants are encouraged to participate after successfully completing the IADRS Watermanship Test or testing to a fitness level of 13 MET (Metabolic Equivalents) or greater. Participants with aerobic fitness questions or concerns should consult their physician prior to in-water training. Participants who have poor aerobic fitness may attend this program as surface support personnel with the approval of the instructor.