Drill of the Week: Basic Firefighting Skills Evaluation

By Forest Reeder

This drill is a self-evaluation of the basic firefighting skills identified for fireground operations in the 2007 edition of NFPA 1001, Professional Qualifications for Firefighters. Evaluate your current skill level based on your ability to peform each task, knowledge of your local SOPs, the equipment used, and appropriate safety actions for each task identified. Review the entire content of each of these job performance requirements (JPRs) to ensure that you are knowledgeable in the full responsibilities of each of these tasks and skills.

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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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