Drill of the Week: Are You Smarter Than a Rookie Firefighter? Equipment Inspections

By Forest Reeder 


Our veteran firefighters will lead today's firefighting drill discussing the routine events that must take place on regular schedules to make sure we are ready for every alarm.

Discuss the levels of inspection, the documentation of inspection and routine events that also are on-the-job training events. We can't take a complacent attitude into our assigned duties and must work to ensure that everything is in a ready condition. Frequency of inspections will vary from daily, weekly, and monthly and sometimes what is checked during those intervals also changes. Make sure you review department procedures and manufacturers information on service intervals and details.

Download this firefighter training drill as a PDF HERE.  

Forest Reeder began his fire service career in 1979. He currently serves as Battalion Chief / Director of Training & Safety with the Pleasantview (IL) Fire Protection District (www.plvw.org) and is the Director of Training for Southwest United Fire Districts (www.sufd.org). In these capacities, he is responsible for the design, implementation and coordination of in-service training activities as well as a full-service fire training academy program. Forest holds numerous Illinois fire service certifications and holds a Masters Degree in Public Safety Administration from Lewis University.


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