The fire shelter is the fire fighters last resort. At all times they must know their escape route, but there are instances when that is cutoff and entrapment is imminent. When there is a last minute avenue to escape the shelter can be used as a heat shield during the escape. Otherwise, the shelter is their last resort.
After attending a Fire Safety and Fire Behavior class it seemed some of the information should be passed on. Some of this will apply to anyone exposed to a wildland fire situation, including the home owners. So here goes.
The Bulletins are addressed to the Emergency Management Agency (with sub-addresses to others) with the intent that the Radio Officer, ACS Coordinator or other unit participant will deliver them to the agency coordinator, and discuss their topics.
2002-03 EmComm Bulletins
TO: Emergency Communications Units - Information Bulletin
TO: Emergency Management Agencies via Internet and Radio
FROM: Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services