When lives are on the line, there can be no shortcuts on quality. These New Generation Wildland Fire Shelter are manufactured with the utmost care and to US Forestry Service specifications and are US Government approved. They include a hard plastic protective liner and nylon carry case that provide firefighters with enhanced protection from direct flame and heat when the wildland fire gets too close for comfort.
- Meets USFS Specification 5100-606
- The fire shelter is made with woven silica laminated to an aluminum foil outer shell and fiberglass laminated to an aluminum inner layer.
- This is a USFS fire shelter that meets all applicable specifications.
- When compared to the original fire shelter, the new generation has an 81% reduction in temperature rise, a 97% reduction in heat flux, and is stronger and more durable.
- Includes carrying case plastic liner, nylon duck carrying case, and the fire shelter
- Regular: 86”L x 15.5”H x 31”W NSN #4240-01-498-3194 NFES 0925
- Large: 96”L x 19.5”H x 33”W NSN #4240-01-527-5248 NFES 0975
"Regular Fire Shelter size" is meant to fit individuals up to 5'-7" in height with a girth (largest area of the circumference of the body) of less than 53". Individuals between 5'-7" and 6'-1" and less than 53" in girth may carry either size as they deem appropriate. In trials using fans to simulate wind, firefighters shorter than 5'-7" had difficulty deploying and holding down the large fire shelter. Firefighters who are shorter than 5'-7", but whose girth is larger than 53" should practice with the large practice shelter in a strong wind before deciding whether to carry a large shelter on the fireline.
"Large Shelter size" was designed for firefighters whose height or girth prevents them from fitting easily inside the regular shelter. Any firefighter taller than 6'-1" should also carry the large shelter. Any firefighter whose girth is larger than 53 inches at any point also should carry the large shelter. Individuals between 5'-7" and 6'-1" and less than 53" in girth may carry either size as they deem appropriate.
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*Fire Shelters are not returnable and cannot be exchanged for another size.
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