Drill: Are You Smarter Than a Rookie Firefighter? Ground Ladders

By Forest Reeder

This week’s firefighter training drill pits our firefighting veterans against the rookies in identifying the lengths and application of your company’s ground ladders. Consult your local standard operating procedures and manufaturer information and familiarize yourself with the ladders you work with.

Download this 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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