This new generation fire shelter provides firefighters with enhanced protection from direct flame and heat when the wildland fire gets too close for comfort.
- The fire shelter is made with woven silica laminated to an aluminum foil outer shell and fiberglass laminated to an aluminum inner layer.
- This high-quality firefighting equipment meets the current USFS specifications (2011).
- 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.
Committed to providing our firefighting customers with the highest-quality, most current firefighting equipment on the market, The Supply Cache is proud to provide this new generation fire shelter. With a higher flammability rating and manufactured to the US Forest Service Specifications and NFPA standards, this is the fire shelter to rely on when the flames get close. Add to your cart now.
- Includes carrying case plastic liner, nylon duck carrying case, and the fire shelter
- Regular: 86”L x 15.5”H x 31”W
- Large - 96”L x 19.5”H x 33”W
*Note: "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 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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