Drill of the Week: Vertical Ventilation

By Forest Reeder

Simulated vertical ventilation operations are featured in this NFPA 1410 drill. As a company, simulate a response to a fire requiring vertical ventilation and perform all tasks necessary to remove smoke/heat from within the structure. This drill will include the use of PPE, Ground Ladders (See NFPA 1410 Truck – Ground Ladders) and appropriate ventilation tools and equipment. Simulate both peaked and flat roof applications for this drill.

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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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