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Mobile Homes Fires: Strategy and Tactics – Troy, MO

May 18 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Mobile Homes Fires: Strategy and Tactics – Troy, MO
May 18, 2019 at 8:30 AM

Hosted by the  Lincoln County Fire Protection District
700 E. Cherry St., Troy, Missouri

Every community has them. Some are called trailers. Others are called modulars. And then there are those known as “double wides” and “triple wides”. Why are they so prevalent?  Often it’s because of cost. Sometimes it’s availability. Other times it’s a matter of mobility.

Here is what we do know: They are made of lightweight materials. They burn quickly and vigorously. Worse yet, bedrooms probably are on one end or the other. Often the “trailer fire” is stereotyped as a lost battle. However, that is not always the case. Aggressive interior operations are a possibility once a risk assessment is made. However, there will be plenty of challenges including small windows, paper thin walls and tight hallways. After reviewing building construction features the program will address the strategic and tactical decision-making.

This Task Force 1, Inc. program is appropriate for firefighters through chief officers.

Lead Instructor: Mike Prete, Assistant Chief, Montgomery Co. (MD) Fire-Rescue, (ret.)
Mike recently retired as the Assistant Fire Chief at Montgomery County (MD) Fire and Rescue Services. With  over 35 years of experience, he served as the Executive Chief. In addition to his role directly relating to fire and rescue operations, he managed daily operational and administrative issues including budget, daily oversight for 1100 full time personnel. He served as a Safety Officer at the Pentagon site following the 9/11 attack. With national and state instructor certifications, he served as an adjunct instructor for the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, and Anne Arundel Community College. He currently is a lead instructor for Task Force 1, Inc.

For details: Assistant Chief Robert Shramek Jr.,


Lincoln County Fire Protection District
700 E. Cherry Street
Troy, MO 63379 United States


Lincoln County Fire Protection District