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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


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