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SAFENET Event Information
Create Agency Corrective Action

SAFENET ID:
20170829-0001
Event Start Date:
08/29/2017 0900
Event Stop Date:
 
Incident Name:
Travel
Fire Number:
 
State:
Alaska
Jurisdiction:
BLM
Local Unit:
Incident Type:
Wildland
Incident Activity:
Line
Stage of Incident:
Extended Attack
Position Title:
ITC3 
Task:
Travel Status 
Management Level:
3
Resources Involved:
Overhead 
Contributing Factors
Contributing Factors:
Other
Human Factors:
 
Other Factors:
Travel Status 
Narrative
Describe in detail what happened including the concern or potential issue, the environment (weather, terrain, fire behavior, etc), and the resulting health issue.
During travel to and from incident assignment fire shelter in travel bag seal was broken. TSA opened fire shelter on roundtrip travel. Tried to inform TSA both times of the fire shelter in the bag, what it would look like. I asked them to screen the bag while I was present, no issues. I asked them to call me back through security if there were any issues. Evidently after the electronic screening they performed a manual screening and opened fire shelter. First leg of trip it was opened and re-folded, second return leg, the seal was broken and partially unfolded.
Immediate Action Taken
Reporting Individual : please describe actions you took to correct or mitigate the unsafe/unhealthful event.
At one point I thought there was a letter we could insert in the fire shelter stating what is was and what not to do with it.

1. Reintroduce the letter in an official format
2. Create some kind of tape or seal that can be placed on the fire shelter in travel mode that is highly visible.
3. Education of TSA personnel of the value of the fire shelter and what it is used for.


Always check your fire shelter prior to going to the line.


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