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This drill pits our firefighting veterans against the rookies in identifying the lengths and application of your company’s ground ladders.
In this drill we challenge both groups to better understand fire behavior terminology and how it affects firefighting operations on the streets.
This drill opens a discussion of the methods used by your department to conduct search operations of a fire building using SOP methods and training information provided.
This recruit vs. veteran drill features a discussion of master stream devices.
This drill covers forcible entry tools and terminology along with some case-based applications for forcible entry in emergency and non-emergency situations.
This week’s battle between knowledge vs. experience will take us on a tour of our community discussing the styles of roofs and the operations necessary to ventilate and work on them.
Methods of fire attack and proper fire stream selections are the focus of this drill in the ongoing battle of wits and knowledge between the recruit and the veteran.
Our veteran firefighters will lead this discussion of the routine events that must take place on regular schedules to make sure we are ready for every alarm.
Ventilation types and methods are the subject of this rookie-vs.-veteran firefighter discussion topic.
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.