Trailer Fire Tactics

05/05/2008
By Jimmy TaylorThe trailer or mobile home presents some challenges to successful fireground operations because of the close proximity of structures, small interior spaces, and lack of permanent water supplies inside trailer or mobile home parks. As a rule, trailer parks do not have hydrants, and permanent water supplies will not be possible. If hydrants are present, a permanent water supply is a consideration, but not an initial consideration, because of time constraints. I have seen a trailer fire turn into three trailer fires because the decision was made to lay lines supplied from a hydrant. The best possible way to address the exposure issue is to quickly put the fire out.Our first ta...

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