Fire Shelter Deployment

  • Removing a fire shelter from its case and unfolding it to use as protection against heat, smoke, and burning embers.

    • Definition Extension:  Shelter deployments can be categorized as:  1)  Life Saved - Saved the life of the firefighter; 2) Injury Prevented - Prevented burns and/or smoke inhalation to the firefighter; 3) Precautionary - Deployed in a situation with perceived potential danger. The environment did not materialize into a situation where the firefighter would have been killed or injured without the use of a fire shelter; 4) Fatality - Fatality occurred in a fully or partially deployed fire shelter.

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