By Forest Reeder
Smoke ejectors and positive pressure fans are used in this training evolution to simulate the removal of smoke and heat from a simulated incident scene.
Using the smoke ejectors or fans assigned to your companies, set up a variety of smoke removal simulations including positive pressure, smoke ejection, and other air movement operations. Consult with department SOG on use of fans and ejectors during fire operations and train according to the SOG.
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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.