Drill of the Week: Exposure Protection

By Forest Reeder

Protecting exposures is one of the first actions that should be taken by the first-arriving company when there are no rescue or life-safety concerns.

Preventing the spread of fire to exposures is a key part of your mission as a firefighter. Using master streams, handlines, or combinations of both will be some of the tactics that you will use to deal with exposure protection. Consult your SOGs when answering these discussion questions.

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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 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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