McLean, Andrew D. 2011. T&D Snippets—Fire Shelter Inspection Guide and Rebag Direction. 1151 2S03. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center.
Fire Shelter Inspection Guide and Rebag Direction
By Tony Petrilli
Fire shelters should be inspected periodically to ensure that damaged shelters are not deployed in life-threatening situations. Many firefighters have asked for inspection criteria that are easy to follow.
This tech tip explains how to inspect fire shelters and their polyvinyl chloride (PVC) bags. A 1-page guide also is included to help firefighters determine whether to continue carrying shelters, to rebag them, or to take them out of service.
Keywords: deployments, equipment, fire, inspections, New Generation fire shelter, PPE, PVC, quality control, safety at work, training, wildland fire fighting, wildland firefighting
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