Anderson, Leslie . 2001. Your Fire Shelter: 2001 Edition (NFES 1570). 0151 2832. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 30 p.
Describes how firefighters should use their fire shelter—an emergency tent made of reflective material—when they are entrapped by fire. Fire shelters have saved an estimated 250 lives and have reduced injuries in many more cases. The heavily illustrated report includes information on training, techniques to prevent entrapments, and steps to take in case of an entrapment. In addition, the report contains information on the care and inspection of fire shelters.
Hard copies of NFES 1570 can be ordered from the National Wildfire Coordinating Group. Mail or fax your order to: National Interagency Fire Center, Attn: Great Basin Cache Supply Office, 3833 S. Development Ave., Boise, ID 83705. Fax: (208) 387-5573 or 5548 (no phone orders accepted).
Keywords: firefighting, personal protective equipment, safety at work
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