Fire Service Vehicle Operator: Emergency Response Procedures

By Forest Reeder

A comprehensive review of your departments emergency response procedures has the potential to save lives and prevent tragedy. This drill will challenge you to think about the expectations of the organization for each driver/operator and how they should operate vehicles while responding to emergencies. Many agencies have best practices for these situations and you should research and develop SOGs for any areas that are not covered with your organization’s procedures. Always side with safety: slow down, buckle up, and anticipate hazards before they occur.

Officers must hold their drivers accountable for the safe operation of the vehicle at all times and enforce policies and practices.


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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 (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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