National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Fly – Plastic, Tent, 16’ X 24’ with 10 Guy Ropes

NFES Number: 
Storage and Shelf Life Checks: 

Initial Inspection/Disposal Criteria

  1. Visually inspect for rips and tears, mold or mildew, and petroleum or other stains on the main sheet; inspect borders for seam damage and loose grommets.
  2. Return to stock if item is clean and appears to be in unused condition.
  3. Refurbish item if item can be cleaned, damages are repairable and economically feasible.
  4. Dispose of items that are nonstandard and any items that are damaged or soiled beyond repair or refurbishment.  Tears greater than 1 inch in length will render the fly unserviceable.

Refurbishing Procedures

A. Cleaning

  1. Completely unfold tent fly on clean, dry floor or work area so that any defects (tears, burns, mildew, etc.) will be visible.
  2. Sweep off entire fly with stiff-bristle broom.
  3. Wash with water and mild degreaser detergent.
  4. Rinse to remove all soap residues.
  5. Air dry.
  6. If items are taken to vendor laundry facilities for refurbishment; ensure that they receive a copy of this refurbishment standard.  The laundry facility must satisfy both--the requirements as set by the manufacturer specification and the agreement made with the local agency.

B. Repair

  1. Repair any minor rips, tears (generally 1 inch or less), or any other defects at this time (if possible)
  2. Replace missing or damaged grommets with ⅝” brass grommets.
  3. Replace missing or damaged guy ropes with 25’ X ¼” manila rope with one slider (NFES #001043.  10 each of NFES# 001043 per NFES #000070 Fly.

C. Testing for performance

  • none

D. Repackaging

  1. Utilize a flat, clean surface greater than 20’ X 20’.
  2. Fold lengthwise once, fold lengthwise again, and sweep after each fold until fly is in neat, tight package approximately 16” X 24”.
  3. Secure fly with ¼” manila or similar rope.
  4. 1 each in NFES #000823 carton (15” x 15” x 10”).


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