Bassel Ibrahim

One Bad Day: Proactive RIT OperationS

Course Description:

This is a two-day, 16-hour RIT class designed to prepare you for the next mayday.  Day 1 will review the skills necessary to access, package, and remove downed firefighters from buildings in different configurations and locations.  Day 2 is a full day of realistic scenarios that will utilize the skills you developed from day 1.  Students will be challenged mentally and physically, but will leave this course having the skills and confidence to perform under realistic conditions.  Full bunker gear with SCBA and 2 bottles required.


Bassel Ibrahim is a 17-year student of the fire service, currently serving as the Company Officer of Tower 1 on The Orlando Fire Department, Bassel started his career in Volusia County, FL. Spent most of his time on Special Operations units (Orlando Heavy Rescue 1 & Tower 6, Volusia Squad 35 & 23) and was a member of FL Task Force 9 for 7 years. He is a Florida Smoke Diver/instructor, Georgia F.L.A.M.E.S graduate, and teaches Truck School, VES, and RIT operations at many conferences around the country (Orlando Fire Conference, Fort Lauderdale Fire Expo, FDIC, Firehouse Expo, Fire Rescue East, Bridgeport fire expo, and BOTO Conference, County Fire Tactics, Fireground Commanders Conference.) He is the owner and lead instructor of PRO (Proactive Rescue Operations), an international training company that focuses on RIT, Survival, and Truck operations.

Bassel leads the Orlando FD new hire PT programs, the Orlando competition teams and teaches the USAR series at the state level. Bassel has also presented his Lecture titled: “One Bad Day” Proactive RIT Operations to many local fire departments and FOOLS chapters in the state of Florida, Georgia, and Texas; and is scheduled to present at FDIC 2022. He also has taken part in podcasts and interviews with Cigars City FOOLS, Truck Company Misfits, National Rescue Consultants, the Scrap Firehouse Vigilance, Can man radio show, and 3 point firefighter podcast. He recently wrote an article on RIT Operations for Fire Engineering (published in the September 2021 edition) and another for Fire Rescue 1 and Fire Chiefs Magazine. Bassel is the owner of the training company called PRO (Proactive Rescue Operations)