National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Liner – Fire Shelter, M2002,Carrying Case

NFES Number: 
Storage and Shelf Life Checks: 

Initial Inspection/Disposal Criteria

  1. Inspect the following: a. Shelter
    1. Unfold practice fire shelter and inspect for tears, ripped seams, punctures.
    2. Polyvinyl Bag i. Inspect the bag for cracks or tears. ii. Inspect Velcro pull strip for damage.
    3. Case
      1. The M-2002 Practice Fire Shelter Carrying Case is orange in color.
      2. Inspect for cuts, tears, torn seams or flap.
      3. Ensure that an M-2002 instruction sheet and a folding instruction are in the Use Instructions Pocket on the front.
      4. Check that there are two belt clips and that they are in working condition.
    4. Liner
      • Inspect the plastic liner for cracks or tears.
  2. Return to stock if item is in new condition and does not require refurbishment.
  3. Refurbish by patching rips or tears. Velcro strips on bag can be replaced if damaged or missing.
  4. Dispose of practice fire shelter if damage is extensive and cannot be recycled.

Refurbishing Procedures

A. Cleaning

  1. Clean the Shelter Package with a damp cloth.
  2. Brush dirt off heavily soiled case with a stiff brush.
  3. Remove oils from carrying case using a solution of warm water and detergent and brush.
  4. Rinse with clear water and let dry.

B. Repairs

  1. Repair as needed and economically feasible.
  2. Replace Use Instructions with M-2002 Use Instructions, English/Spanish and/or Folding Instructions with M-2002 Folding Instructions if missing or damaged.
  3. Replace belt clips and polyvinyl bag if missing or damaged.
  4. Mark each shelter as Practice Only shelter.

C. Testing for performance

  • none

D. Repackaging

  1. 10 each of NFES #002679,  #002798, #002799 in NFES #008059 carton (24” x 12.5” x 10”).
  2. All other items, local cache option.



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