Drill of the Week: Apartment Fire Attack

By Forest Reeder

This week’s drill challenges the fire attack team to select the correct type and length of attack line to go to work on an apartment building fire. Several alternatives exist for this operation, and it’s up to your team’s training, experience, and SOGs to select the correct method of hose advancement and attack. Use this tabletop problem to discuss apparatus positioning, initial attack operations, and line placement/movement techniques for an aggressive fire incident.

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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