US Department of Agriculture, USDA Forest Service, Technology and Development Program Banner with Logos.
Images from various aspects of the T&D Program.
HomeAbout T&DT&D PubsT&D NewsProgram AreasHelpContact Us
  T&D > T&D Pubs > Library Card T&D Publications Header
Library Card

Smith, John R.; Foley, Tom ; Petrilli, Tony . 2009. Deploying Your Fire Shelter in a Body of Water. 0951 2318P. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center.

This tech tip reviews the experiences of nine firefighters who deployed fire shelters in a small pond during the Seven Oak Fire in California. It includes discussion of some of the hazards of deploying a fire shelter in water and some of the precautions firefighters should take if they are considering doing so.

Keywords: CAL FIRE, California, deployments, fire fighting, firefighting, ponds, safety at work, Seven Oak Fire, streams


E-mail this link.

These files are best for printing: (Help with PDF files)

View 300 dpi PDF (3514 kb)

If you experience problems using the 300 dpi PDF file, use the 72 dpi PDF files if they are listed below:

View 72 dpi PDF (596 kb)

Adobe "Get Acrobat Reader" icon Click the icon to download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.