So you’re looking for something to drill on with you company this week…fortunately, Fire Engineering has a trove of training drills, many of them from well-known instructor Forest Reeder. In the next few weeks, we’ll be pulling together some of his drill series for your convenience. The first of these covers basic engine company operations you can review with your firefighters.
You can see our full drill archive at http://www.fireengineering.com/training/drills.html.
In this drill, a firefighter will be able to secure a water supply using a hydrant water source and appropriate appliances and hoselines.
Place an initial attack line and back-up line into service, performing a forward lead-out on a hydrant in this NFPA 1410 evolution.
Deploy an initial attack line and backup line from an engine, and use a second engine to perform a reverse lay for water supply.
This evolution features a single engine fire attack using a reverse lead-out feeding a wye
This drill features a two-engine fire attack with both engines completing forward lead-outs from the hydrant to the fire area.
Review your department SOG or training manual on advancing hoselines from their beds and demonstrate these skills in a realistic lead-out evolution.
This drill simulates water supply for initial attack at a sprinklered occupancy.
This drill has the engine reverse from the siamese 300′ to a hydrant or water supply.
This training evolution uses a large diameter hose forward lead-out for a water supply.
Forest Reeder began his fire service career in 1979. He serves as Division Chief of Training & Safety for the Des Plaines (IL) Fire Department. 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.