Proactive Rescue Solutions

One Bad Day

Course Description:

Day 1: RIT Overview, Proactive RIT SKILLS (Forcible entry, ladders, saws), Airway/packaging, Vic removal (windows), Victim removal ( below grade, High point Pickoff).

Day 2: All-day Live Scenarios (live command structure, live dispatch, live victim) Students will be broken down into 2 “alarms” and dispatched to the Scenarios over radios. While Alarm 1 is doing the scenario, Alarm 2 is in rehab (rest/recover, fill bottles, or can sit in and run command with our IC). Alarms 1 and 2 will flip-flop rolls all day long.


Bassel Ibrahim is a 17-year student of the fire service, currently serving as the Company Officer of Engine 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.).

Bassel leads the Orlando FD new hire PT programs, and 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 the 3-point firefighter podcast. He recently wrote an article on RIT Operations for Fire Engineering published in the (September 2021 edition)