Petrilli, Tony . 2006. What's New With the New Generation Fire Shelter?. 0651 2322P. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 6 p.
Explains the need for wildland firefighters to make the transition to the New Generation fire shelter and addresses concerns that have been raised about the New Generation fire shelter, including reports of rips and tears in material and seams, shake handle detachments, and reduced airspace. The Interagency Fire Shelter Advisory Board has been established to guide the fire shelter's future development.
This tech tip includes a list of additional sources of information on fire shelters.
Keywords: aerodynamic, deployments, equipment, fire fighting, fire shelters, firefighting, inspections, PPE, PVC, quality control, radiant heat, reflectivity, retrofit, safety at work, service life
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