Forest F. Reeder, MPSA has over 30 years of fire service and training experience. In 2008, he was awarded the George D Post Instructor of the Year by the International Society of Fire Service Instructors. Forest authors the weekly drill feature at www.firefighterclosecalls.com and the weekly drill at www.firefighterclosecalls.com. He was a managing editor and contributing author of Fire Service Instructor Principles and Practices by Jones & Bartlett Publishers. Forest teaches nationally on many training, safety and leadership topics.
Brian P. Kazmierzak, EFO is a 20 year veteran of the Fire Service, having served in both volunteer and combination fire departments as an Instructor and Training Officer. Brian was the 2011 ISFSI George D. Post Instructor of the Year, the 2008 Indiana Fire Chiefs Training Officer of the Year and the 2005 FOOLS International Instructor of the Year. Brian has served as an Accreditation Manager, Peer Assessor and Team Leader for CFAI. Brian is the Director of Operations for www.FirefighterCloseCalls.com where he manages the day to day operations of the website, in addition to "The Secret List" Brian also serves as an instructor of the Blue Card Command program www.BlueCardCommand.com and has extensive experience in developing and delivering simulation based training.
Rudy Horist, MPSA is the deputy chief of operations for the McHenry Township (IL) FPD and has been inthe fire service for over 25 years. Rudy has served as training officer, instructor and has been an academy coordinator for several training agencies. He is the author of the SOP/SOG page at www.firefighterclosecalls.com and has developed many curriculums and content used in the IL fire service training programs.