Drill of the Week: Building Construction Quiz

By Forest Reeder

This quick quiz on building construction principles and terms will help you recall or learn information about building construction principles tied to other drills in this series. Review this quiz with local references and information to identify areas of building construction knowledge where your training could use some additional work. Make sure you apply all of the questions locally to your types of construction and principles. This information could save your life by helping you understand what happens when the construction is attacked by fire.

Download this week’s firefighter training 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 (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.


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