Equipment Advisory 22-03: Performance Differences Between Pre- and Post-2006 Fire Shelters
Recent analysis of fire shelter deployments confirms that design improvements implemented in 2006 provide an increased margin of safety for firefighters.  Fire shelters manufactured prior to 2006 function as intended but may experience greater delamination when deployed.  This bulletin provides technical information to support agency-specific decision-making regarding replacement of fire shelters manufactured prior to 2006.
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Equipment and Technology Committee
Equipment Advisory 22-03
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