Drill of the Week: Target Hazards

By Forest Reeder

Target hazards are locally defined occupancies that pose specific risks to occupants and the fire service responders. Firefighters should be aware of all locally defined target occupancies in their response districts and understand basic response information about those locations.

Review your local target hazards classifications and review response components such as water supply location, installed systems, and apparatus positioning locations with 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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