Drill: The Fireground PlaybooK: Vehicle Fire Attack

By Forest Reeder

Know your role: This series of company-level drills will allow all members of a company to discuss and demonstrate their roles and responsibilities in various operations. Each member of the company will have specific assignments to be completed and each are reliant and interdependent on the others to ensure a safe and effective company fireground operation. A sample skill drill or reading assignment can be locally applied to allow for a practical application of the drill to be completed. 

Your company will discuss the roles and responsibilities of each member for vehicle fire attack operations. Describe or demonstrate the skill or knowledge listed under the title that most closely resembles your job duties for the given scenario. Emphasize crew and individual safety responsibilities in each step and describe how you accomplish the skill. Refer to local SOP and training references for information on the required procedures. 

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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