Drill of the Week: Fire Behavior Review Quiz

By Forest Reeder

This week’s drill is a review quiz on fire behavior. Using local definitions and reference sources, check your knowledge of basic fire behavior terms and principles. Your ability to size-up and assess incident conditions that may affect your survival depend on you knowing this information. Understanding and interpreting the fire behavior at an incident is one of the first steps in size-up that should directly tie to all of our strategic and tactical decision making.

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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