National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Fly – Sunscreen, 20’ x 20’, with 10 Guy Ropes

NFES Number: 
Storage and Shelf Life Checks: 

Initial Inspection/Disposal Criteria

  1. Inspect for standard 20’ x 20’ size.  Inspect for rips and tears, seam damage and loose grommets, mildew and excessive petroleum products.
  2. Return to stock if item appears to be in clean unused condition.
  3. Refurbish if cleaning is effective and repairs are economically feasible.
  4. Dispose of items that are not of standard 20’ x 20’ size or if damage is excessive and not economically feasible to repair.  Tears greater than 1 inch in length will render the fly unserviceable.

Refurbishing Procedures

A. Cleaning

  1. Completely unfold 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.  Power wash with mild degreaser if necessary.
  4. Rinse to remove all soap residues.
  5. Air dry.

B. Repair

  1. Repair any small rips, tears (generally 1 inch or less), or any other defects.
  2. Replace missing or damaged guy ropes with NFES #001043, 25’ X ¼” manila rope w/ one tension dowel.  10 EA of NFES #001043 per NFES #006131 Fly.
  3. Replace missing or damaged grommets with ⅝” brass grommets.

C. Testing for performance

  • none

D. Repackaging

  1. Utilize flat, clean surface greater than 20’ X 20’ 
  2. Fold lengthwise once, fold lengthwise again and sweep each after each fold until fly is in neat, tight bundle.
  3. Secure fly with strapping, ¼” manila or similar rope. 
  4. Recommended packaging 1 each in NFES #002006 carton (23” x 19” x 10”).


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