Drills, Firefighter Training

Firefighter Training Drill: Acronyms and Abbreviations

By Forest Reeder

This week’s firefighter flashcard drill is based on the typical and common fire service acronyms and abbreviations we use “in-house” and perhaps during incidents to shorten some long processes or steps in solving problems. They become great teaching tools, but we all should make sure that they are being used properly and in the right context.  Before running this drill, make sure you have a good understanding of the acronym as well as how and where it would be used. You can kick this drill up a notch by asking follow-up questions making participants identify and use it in a real situation discussion. Make sure you consult with local reference materials and training resources for your local definitions. 

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Forest Reeder began his fire service career in 1979. He is a past recipient of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) prestigious George D. Post Instructor of the Year award and has been responsible for the design, implementation and coordination of in-service firefighter 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.