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Beckley, Bob . 2001. Flagging for Firefighting Escape Routes and Safety Zones. 0151 2339. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 2 p.

Describes field evaluations of flagging ribbon to mark escape routes and safety zones for wildland firefighters. Hot-pink flagging was the easiest to see and was visible at the greatest distance. Lime-green flagging showed up poorly to participants with normal color vision, but colorblind participants saw the lime-green flagging the best. The Missoula Technology and Development Center recommends that hot-pink flagging marked ESCAPE ROUTE be used to identify escape routes and safety zones.

Keywords: fire fighting, safety at work, visibility


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