Drill of the Week: Safer Fireground Operations





By Forest Reeder

All members operating at an incident scene are responsible for their own safety and the safety of fellow crew members. These questions present situations that every member of the company should be on the same page on and should be discussed as a crew using department references and training materials available. Consider your routine responses and tool/equipment assignments and identify other resources needed to make the incident or area safer. Always side with safety and think worst-case outcomes. Predictable equals preventable.


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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