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New Headlamp and Improved Face and Neck Shroud

[photo] New headlamp designed for the improved face and neck shroud for wildland firefighters.A new headlamp and an improved face and neck shroud are available for wildland firefighters. The MTDC tech tip, New Headlamp for Wildland Firefighters (0451–2317– MTDC), details the device's features, including a computer chip that helps regulate power and light output, a brighter bulb with variable light levels, a push button that controls light output and turns the device on and off, a battery pack quick-disconnect, a contoured battery holder, and a rubber headband that fits any size helmet or can be worn directly on the head.

[photo] A firefighter wearing the improved face and neck shroud.The MTDC tech tip, Improved Face and Neck Shroud for Wildland Firefighters (0451–2323–MTDC), provides information on a detachable shroud that helps protect firefighters from radiant heat without compromising work performance or comfort. The shroud was designed with the same Nomex material as the yellow shirts worn by wildland firefighters, attaches easily to a hardhat, and meets requirements set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1977, Protective Clothing and Equipment for Wildland Firefighters.

For more information on the new headlamp for wildland firefighters, contact Dennis Davis, project leader (phone: 406–329–3929; e-mail: ddavis02@fs.fed.us). USDA Forest Service and U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management employees can view the headlamp tech tip on the USDA Forest Service's internal computer network at: http://fsweb.mtdc.wo.fs.fed.us/pubs/htmlpubs/htm04512317.

Others can view the tech tip over the Internet (username: t-d, password: t-d) http://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/pubs/htmlpubs/htm04512317.

For more information on the improved face and neck shroud for wildland firefighters, contact Tony Petrilli, project leader (phone: 406–329–3965; e-mail: apetrilli@fs.fed.us).

USDA Forest Service and U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management employees can view the face and neck shroud tech tip on the USDA Forest Service's internal computer network at: http://fsweb.mtdc.wo.fs.fed.us/pubs/htmlpubs/htm04512323.

Others can view the tech tip over the Internet (username: t-d, password: t-d) http://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/pubs/htmlpubs/htm04512323.

To order MTDC tech tips, contact Cailen Hegman, MTDC publications (phone: 406–329–3978; fax: 406–329–3719; e-mail: cahegman@fs.fed.us).


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