RIT Bailout Systems

Emergency escape systems are required by New York State 12 NYCRR Part 800.7. The goal of these systems is to offer an emergency escape system for interior fire personnel to allow for controlled and safe self-rescue should it become necessary to evacuate from an opening not designed as an exit.

RIT Safety Solutions is one of the leading manufacturers of egress systems in the world, with thousands of units presently in service in the United States and Europe.

The RIT System meets the auxiliary equipment requirements of NFPA 1983: Standards on Life Safety Rope and Equipment for Emergency Services, 2012 Edition. UL Tested to be used in conjunction with NFPA certified Class II Harness.

Training Videos

Training Video: Tying Off to a Substantial Object

Training Video: Hooking at the Window

RIT Emergency Escape Systems

Pocket Pack: Webbing


  • Fits in Bunker Pants Pocket
  • 50′ 7/16″ Tubular Webbing
  • Includes FIRE AL Descender
  • Kevlar Lanyard with Tri-link
  • Weight: 3.1 Lbs.
  • UL Tested/Certified to NFPA 1983-2012

Pocket Pack: Rope


  • Fits in Bunker Pants Pocket
  • 50′ 8mm Kevlar Rope
  • Includes FIRE AL R Descender
  • Kevlar Lanyard with Tri-link
  • Weight: 3.7 Lbs.
  • UL Tested/Certified to NFPA 1983-2012

Lumbar System

Lumbar System_4

  • Rests evenly, and distributes weight around firefighters waist
  • 50′ 7/16″ Tubular Webbing
  • Includes FIRE AL Descender
  • Kevlar Lanyard with Tri-link
  • UL Tested/Certified to NFPA 1983-2012

RIT Bailout Training through AAA

AAA provides training options for all RIT Emergency Escape Systems available. Our industry leading training team works with departments through every step of the training process to ensure firefighters are proficient in this perishable skill.

In addition, according to manufacturer recommendations, all certified firefighters who have completed initial training, must complete annual refresher training. To ensure departments meet this additional training requirement, AAA Offers refresher training options and a Train the Trainer option to provide ongoing in house training at a similar standard. Here are some of the details on the various training options available:


Initial End User Course

  • Teaches system operation, deployment, use, maintenance, and inspection
  • Lays the foundation for ongoing emergency escape training
  • Reinforces basic firefighting skills to prevent firefighters from getting into a position where bailing out is necessary

Train the Trainer Course

  • Stresses the importance of safe training
  • Teaches firefighters the foundations of instructing emergency escape training
  • Highlights record keeping, documentation, and SOP’s associated to managing a department bailout program.
  • All recommendations and guidelines discussed in this course are generated through NYS, OSHA, and RIT manufacturer recommendations.

Advanced Train the Trainer Course: COMING SOON!

  • More advanced rescue and egress techniques!
  • Learn life saving techniques from the best instructor staff in the industry!

Annual Refresher Course

  • Structured very similar to the initial end user training
  • Instructors will adapt training to individual department needs
  • Reinforces concepts and skills learned in the initial training

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