By: Captain Scott Buchholz
Fire Station 12 A-Shift
As firefighters and company officers, knowing where you are going and understanding the intricacies of the first due (primary) response area are of high importance.
Fire Station 12 A-shift (and most other companies) learn their first due area by getting out and physically exploring the area. An important part of knowing where you are going is learning streets/roads in the first due and to help with that a map drill is conducted at the start of every shift (as shown in the picture below).