Tinley Park Fire Department, IL
Forest Reeder began his fire service career in 1978, and currently serves as a fire chief with the Tinley Park (IL) Fire Department. Reeder is the Fire Officer I and II coordinator for the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association, as well as the eastern regional director of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors. He has instructed at FDIC for more than ten years and trains both locally and nationally on many fire service topics. Reeder is also the co-author of Fire Service Instructor Principles and Practices, second edition. He holds many Illinois fire service certifications, as well as an Associate in Applied Science in fire science technology, a Bachelor of Science in fire department administration, and a Master of Science in public safety administration. He was awarded the George D. Post Instructor of the Year by the ISFSI in 2008.
- DFS 4-Incident Safety Officer
Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
Ask any company officer or crewmember about the most important time on the fireground and they will say without exception that the first five minutes of an incident are the most important. Our primary goals as firefighters are governed by a sense of purpose to meet very specific tactical objectives. In the first five minutes as the first-due company officer or incident commander you must be able to identify your strategic goals and your tactical objectives. We will discus what needs to be done as engine and truck companies assignments in the first five minutes.