Safety Warning 23-01:
Non-Specification Fire Shelters
Issue:  Non-specification fire shelters are being advertised and sold on the open market as meeting Forest Service (FS) specification 5100-606 requirements.
The non-specification shelters are made from unknown materials and components that have not been tested and certified to ensure compliance with specification requirements. The unspecified materials can impact the performance and safety of the non-specification fire shelter if utilized in a deployment.
Image of two blue fire shelters that show the differences between the known non-specification shelters and specification shelters.
Questions?  Please contact:
David Maclay-Schulte, Equipment Specialist,, 406-329-3965
ETC Safety Warning 23-01
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