Personal Protective Gear Inspection and Usage

By Forest Reeder

From the 2008 personal protective equipment e-Newsletter, sponsored by

Review the capabilities and limitations of your personal protective clothing, learn how to inspect your gear as well as what components are required for different types of incidents.

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 ( 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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