Anderson, Leslie . 2003. The New Generation Fire Shelter (NFES 2710). 0351 2803. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 30 p.
An improved fire shelter-an emergency tent made of reflective material-is now available for wildland firefighters. The heavily illustrated report describes how firefighters should use their new fire shelter when they are entrapped by fire. The report includes information on training, techniques to prevent entrapments, and steps to take in case of an entrapment. In addition, it contains information on the care and inspection of fire shelters.
Hard copies of NFES 2710 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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