Drills, Firefighter Training, Firefighting

Drill of the Week: Tools & Equipment

By Forest Reeder

Answer the basic questions about the tools that you take to the fireground. Each tool must be “battle ready” and you must know what tools to take when a particular fireground assignment is given to your company. Review the maintenance and inspection procedures for your department or provided by the manufacturer for each category of tools in this drill.

Bonus drill idea: Have a company member select a fireground duty (example: ventilation) and have the company members assemble all of the tool categories needed to complete that task.

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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.