Drill of the Week: Crew Safety Scenarios

By Forest Reeder

This firefighter training drill is a series of questions that relate to crew and company safety issues a company officer may come across during his career. By considering your response to these potential situations now and referencing your department procedures for dealing with them, you will be better prepared to handle them in the future.

Some have common-sense answers whereas others will require you to use your knowledge of rules and regulations and other policies to answer them directly. Role-playing of these situations with your crews will also allow you the opportunity to communicate your expectations to them. Play these scenarios out as if they are happening at this moment within your crew.

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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