The study was designed to quantify the conditions that existed inside the cab of an engine and inside a fire shelter-at the same time-during a wildfire burnover (Figure 3).
The specific factors to be measured included:
Video and still photographs would be taken of the fire conditions affecting the test vehicles and the fire shelters, including video footage taken inside the cab of the engines. These photographs would be used for technology transfer.
There is no intention on the part of MTDC or the WO Fire and Aviation Management in this study to set policy to determine whether firefighters should remain in a vehicle or deploy a fire shelter- rather, the study should provide as much quantifiable data and observations as possible so managers can formulate policies that apply specifically to their agencies.
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