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NIFC Orders Fire Shelter Recall

by Chris Sorensen |

According to the AP, 68,000 of the new design fire shelters are being recalled. In mid-March, officials received an anonymous report of a shelter tearing near the shake handles.

According to Leslie Anderson (MSO '84) "No rips occurred during the extensive testing we did before the design went to the manufacturers. But we do acknowledge the issue and have developed a fix in the design to strengthen the area of the shake handles."