Safety Warning:
Drip Torch Lock Rings Detaching
Issue:  Lock rings may unexpectedly detach from the drip torch.

A lock ring detached from a full drip torch that a firefighter carried horizontally on a pack. Fuel spilled out of the drip torch and ignited, and the firefighter sustained burn injuries. Following this incident, other firefighters have reported lock rings loosening during burn operations.
A drip torch ring and cover are tightly screwed onto a drip torch.
Questions?  Please contact:
Shawn Steber, NTDP,, 406-829-6785
ETC Safety Warning 21-01
Clear Creek RX Drip Torch Injury RLS
NWCG Standards for Transporting Fuel, PMS 442
NWCG Standards for Ground Ignition Equipment, PMS 443
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