Initial Attack Operations: 15 Questions

By Forest Reeder

Test your initial attack knowledge on these questions about hoseline operations, water supply and initial attack operations. Use your department SOGs and technical references to answer these questions with your crew. Your answers to these questions should reflect your department procedures and accepted practices. Make sure you are able to reference your answer.

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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 ( and is the Director of Training for Southwest United Fire Districts ( 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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