Drill of the Week: Are You Smarter Than a Rookie Firefighter? Fire Attack

By Forest Reeder

Methods of fire attack and proper fire stream selections are this week’s focus in our ongoing battle of wits and knowledge between the recruit and the veteran. Consider your department’s (or the local) definition of each of the main types of fire attack and compare them to types of fire streams used in fire attack. 

Our recruits will amaze everyone with their book-smart definition of each stream type and our veterans will be able to tell it like it is from the street perspective: What works, what doesn’t, and, more importantly. why. Safety precautions should be highlighted in your discussions.

Download this 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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