Fire Training Drill: The Survival Essentials – The Mayday

Firefighter training drill by Forest Reeder

Every fire service member must know how to prevent getting into hostile situations or environments. If something goes wrong or we end up in a bad place, we also must know how to react to them. Know when you will use these essentials, what you will say, and what to do to get back home.

This series will walk through one survival situation per week and provide a worksheet for discussions and training scenarios to be created. Work toward formalizing your departments training on these techniques and development of a survival training manual and policy. Consult applicable NFPA and training references for possible solutions to each situation.

Download this firefighter training drill as a PDF HERE.

Firefighter Training Drills by Forest ReederForest Reeder began his fire service career in 1979. He currently serves as Division Chief of Training & Safety for the Des Plaines (IL) Fire Department. He is a past recipient of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) prestigious George D. Post Instructor of the Year award and has been responsible for the design, implementation and coordination of in-service firefighter 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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