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Michigan's Big 9 SC Destroyed by Fire

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by MTA Tom, Mar 3, 2012.

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  1. MTA Tom

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    It's good news no one was hurt, but what a loss for Michigan trapshooting. This was a great clubhouse in a really beautiful setting.
     
  2. GoDawgs

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    Really sorry to hear about this. :-(
     
  3. grntitan

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    That is really sad. I hope they are able to rebuild.
     
  4. Be-rad1100

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    Sorry to see this happen, I sure am glad no one got hurt.

    Best wishes,
    Brad
     
  5. alf174

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    Bummer but good thing it was insured.
     
  6. crusha

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    Please tell me frying hamburgers had nothing to do with this.
     
  7. Shoot n Holler

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    My thoughts are with the big 9. Great club sorry for your loss. The people make that club. Thats why they will rebuild and always be a great club with or without a club house

    Mark
     
  8. amboy49

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    Without trying to second guess the boots on the ground - it does not appear there was any type of interior attack being performed by the fire department. The dept. members outside all seem to have on self contained breathing apparatus but not necessary if they are outside breathing ambient air. Pouring water on the fire from the outside only results in putting the fire out when it runs out of fuel (the building and contents ) to consume.

    Fire has a devasting affect - it's not just the building. It's the contents or memorabila i.e. pictures, plaques, wall decorations - that are lost to the smoke and water damage that occurs even if the building is not consumed by the actual fire. That being said I hope no one was injured.

    I hope the building and contents were sufficiently insured - and rebuilding will occur without a financial loss.

    amboy49
     
  9. midalake

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    Putting water on from the outside is what Volunteer Fire Departments do best!


    GS
     
  10. dverna

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    Putting water on the outside is good enough if no one is in danger. It would be stupid to "attack" a fire if the only risk is to property and mementos. Better a volunteer department that does something to having nothing.

    Insurance will cover the building and trinkets can be replaced.

    Don Verna

    PS And NO - I am not a volunteer fireman.
     
  11. W.P.T.

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    Sometimes its best that the Fire Dept didn't attack it from inside and leave it as a repairable building, this way they will Bulldoze it and start over with a new and improved version ... Sometimes they do the people a favor and just contain the fire rather than risk life and limb trying to put it out ... You are right about the SCBA though, not needed if you are not going to enter the building ... Yes, I am a former Fire Fighter/Paramedic, full time not paid on call ... I also worked search and rescue which means I had to go inside of the burning buildings if it was reported that someone might be in them ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  12. Terry_Maiden

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    Was there ammo stored in that club house? Maybe they didn't want to go inside due to the fear of getting caught in a ammo explosion (as unlikely as that is to happen).
     
  13. crusha

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    Probably just wasn't an all-white club.
     
  14. Feist Hunter

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    Fennville Rod and Gun Club in Fennville MI sends it`s regrets and wishes The BIG 9 a speedy recovery!
     
  15. Captain Smoke

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    Sorry to hear about this except for the mementos the building can be replaced. I have never been to this club but i'm sure it will be even nicer when it gets rebuilt. As for midalike one of the rules of firefighting either paid or volunteer is you should never have fire above, below, or behind you. This fire was in the attic so you need to ask yourself what is ones life worth.
     
  16. BIGDON

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    Git er put back boys. I have shot many a target there, good group of guys and I think my name is on one or two of those plaques so we will just have to start over.

    JJ should be on here before long and giving us an update.

    Don
     
  17. Roger Brenner

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    I am sure with the 50+ mph wind gust Friday evening that was one heck of a fire to battle. Good luck with your rebuild,

    All the best, Roger
     
  18. trapshootin hippie

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    Wonder why noone yanked the electric meter?
     
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    How do you know the power company didn't cut the power off at the pole?
     
  20. Ohio Bob

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    The Big 9 boys are a bunch of really nice guys (and gals). I hope they can recover quickly. Like Big Don, I've shot many targets there and it's a good place to have some fun.
     
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