Drill of the Week: Roof Styles

By Forest Reeder

Each of the basic roof styles profiled in this week’s drill may require different methods of access and roof-opening techniques. They also present different safety hazards for each operation. Void spaces may be created, and construction methods for rafters or other supports change how you will work on these surfaces. Some simply may not be suitable for our operations. Review your local training information and department procedures relating to vertical ventilations operations.

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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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