Encyclopedia of Wildfires and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires

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| Editors: Samuel L. Manzello

Personal Gear Pack and Fireline Pack

  • Godot ApuzzoEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51727-8_192-1

Synonyms

Fireline Pack

Definition

A backpack carried on the fire line by wildland firefighters.

A fireline pack is a backpack carried on the fire line by wildland firefighters. The standard issue pack for wildland firefighters in the United States is shown in Fig.  1. The pack is used to carry drinking water, food, small tools, personal items, and personal protective equipment (PPE items) such as the fire shelter.
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Technology and Development ProgramMissoulaUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Sara McAllister
    • 1
  1. 1.USDA Forest ServiceRMRS Missoula Fire Sciences LaboratoryMissoulaUSA