Drill of the Week: Routine Responses

By Forest Reeder

Almost every routine response you go on brings opportunities to learn about buildings, response areas, and multiple other conditions that may help you down the road.

Take note of the following characteristics the next time you go on an ambulance run, CO detector, or assist-the-citizen call. Each of these responses can give you a better understanding of the hazards that lie in your own backyard.

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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