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Lives in:
Nashville, TN
Department:
ISFSI
Title/rank:
Member
Years of public service:
40+ Years
Agency structure:
other
Top issues in your department:
Firefighter Safety
Professional Qualifications:
Networking & Training
Topics you provide training for:
Firefighter Safety, Training & Professionalism
Areas of expertise:
Training & Education
Bio:
The ISFSI provides resources to fire service educators and instructors to enhance firefighter safety so that everyone goes home!
Web site:
http://www.isfsi.org

Forest Reeder Takes the George D. Post "Instructor of the Year" Award!

ISFSI INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD!
Chief Forest Reeder was selected as the ISFSI 2007 George D. Post Instructor of the Year recipient for his 25 years of tireless dedication and hard work in the field of fire service training. Forest serves as the drillmaster for www.FirefighterCloseCalls.com a website devoted to information sharing and news relating to firefighter safety and survival. In addition to this weekly drill feature, Forest is the author and a weekly contributor to Fire Engineering Magazines www.fireengineering.com on-line drill feature. These drills are products designed to assist fire departments in training their members using these basic drill/discussion templates. To date, over 500 quick drills have been developed and are in use in fire departments throughout the country.

Forest currently serves as the Chief of Training for the Pleasantview (IL) Fire Protection District. He is also the Director of Training for Southwest United Fire Districts, a training consolidation of the Darien-Woodridge, Pleasantview and Tri-State Fire Protection Districts in the Chicago suburbs. These responsibilities include the design, implementation and coordination of all training activities for the combined 150+ members of these fire districts.

Forest also serves as the Vice-President of the Illinois Society of Fire Service Instructors and was the Fire Science Coordinator at Moraine Valley Community College for 10 years. Forest is a field staff instructor for the Fire Service Institute and the Illinois Fire Chief’s Foundation. He additionally is the coordinator of the Fire Officer I and II programs for the Illinois Fire Chief’s Foundation. Forest is an Illinois Fire Officer III, has an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Fire Science Technology and a Bachelors Degree in Fire Department Administration from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He graduated from Lewis University with a Masters Degree in Public Safety Administration in 2004.

Please join us on Friday, April 11, 2008 in Room 202-203 at 1:00pm as we present Chief Forest Reeder with the 2007 George D. Post Instructor of the Year Award.

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The Voice Podcast

Hey gang!

We're in full swing on producing "The Voice" on a weekly basis. Steve Pegram is taking over hosting duties and you can find The Voice on the Fire Engineering homepage. Please feel free to give us feedback on topics that instructors want to know more about. If there is something you'd like us to cover, drop us an email or post here. Also, if you are an instructor who is doing something cool, let us know! You might be featured on the program!

Posted on May 20, 2008 at 5:55am

The Voice is Back!

The ISFSI is pleased to announce that the Voice has returned. The Voice is now a weekly podcast on Fire Engineering.com. The first episode features Fire Engineering Editor-in-Chief Bobby Halton and the 2008 George D. Post, Instructor of the Year Winner, Forest Reeder. You can hear the interviews with Bobby and Forest by going to the podcast section of the FE website. Next week's show will feature Rick Lasky from Lewisville, TX and Indiana Instructors Association President Chad Abel.… Continue

Posted on May 13, 2008 at 6:01am

Forest Reeder Wins ISFSI Instructor of the Year Award



Chief Forest Reeder was selected as the ISFSI 2007 George D. Post Instructor of the Year recipient for his 25 years of tireless dedication and hard work in the

field of fire service training. Forest serves as the drillmaster for

www.FirefighterCloseCalls.com a website devoted to information sharing

and news relating to firefighter safety and survival. In addition to

this weekly drill feature, Forest is the author and a… Continue

Posted on March 7, 2008 at 3:08pm — 4 Comments

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