Forest Reeder began his fire service career in 1978, and currently serves as a division chief with the Des Plaines (Ill.) 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 (ISFSI). He has instructed at FDIC for more than 10 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 (2nd ed.) He holds many Illinois fire service certifications, as well as an associate of applied science degree in Fire Science Technology, a bachelor’s degree in Fire Department Administration and a master’s degree in Public Safety Administration. He was awarded the George D. Post Instructor of the Year by the ISFSI in 2008.