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    Greetings to all:

    I'm interested if anyone has responded to a fire in a single family, one or two story residence of modular (pre-fabricated) construction. Our department recently experienced a fire in a modular home and I'd like to compare notes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcushnetFire View Post
    Greetings to all:

    I'm interested if anyone has responded to a fire in a single family, one or two story residence of modular (pre-fabricated) construction. Our department recently experienced a fire in a modular home and I'd like to compare notes.

    Thanks.
    I have investigated two fires in modulars. I also live in one (two/half story colonial). What do you want to know?
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    Welcome back George!

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    I am interested as well in members personal experiences while on scene of a modular home fire. I have just recently rejoined the first fire department I was on. 9 years later and with Fire 1&2 and hundreds of hours of OJT and classroom training, I am pretty much spearheading a new era of training in the department. The days of "The Good Old Boys Club" are over. But getting back on topic. My departments primary response area has approximatly 85% modular and manufactured homes. The rest of the structures being site built and commercial structures. Due to the rapid fire spread in these factory built homes, we have a policy currently in effect of no entry whatsover. This is been placed due to the department being all volunteer and response times are delayed, allowing for more fire upon arrival. I want to develop some kind of SOP's when it comes to fighting thses fires that allows us to be more aggresive when attacking these fires. I am just fishing for some input or to naybe be pointed in the direction of some usefull info. Thanks!

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    Firemunky:

    I'm very interrested in learning more about your SOP. We had a complete loss fire in our community and I'm trying to get a sense of how other departments are addressing the hazards found in modular (pre-fabricated, not mobile) home construction. Let me know how I can get in touch.

    Thanks.

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