By Forest Reeder
It’s the fire service’s annual fire prevention week, and time to push our public education efforts to the forefront in our communities. Take this as a true opportunity to reduce fires and injuries due to fires.
Following local and nationally adopted guidelines for public education messages, review the application of these to your community and plan to complete company-level educational efforts during this week. This should be a year-round focus, but we’ll take what we can get and use this time to educate and inform our communities.
Download this week’s 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 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.