From Sammi, Jim Roth’s reply to her questions about the cost of the new fire shelter.
Thank you for your interest in our fire shelter project. We are estimating that in a PRE-production run, our fire shelters will cost around $400 with the deployment pouch and web belt. In production, it would cost like a good pair of boots, around $300. But if we sold the fire shelter today, the firefighter would not be allowed to carry it on the fire line, not even for testing purposes. It is not permitted on Federal fires and most state agencies would probably decide to go with the Fed’s decision
But you can do something to get one of our fire shelters for your children. Write letters to the Fire Chief of the Department/Agency that they work for to express your concern about the safety of the existing USDA Forest Service fire shelter. Ask the Fire Chief official to look into evaluating the existing fire shelter and our Storm King Mountain shelter performance to increase survivability in a burn over. Nobody doing their job can ignore the concern of a parent to protect a son or daughter! Next, write a similar letter to your legislated officials in Washington, DC, because the delay is clearly due to Federal firefighting managers.
Thank you for your continued interest in our fire shelter project. Let’s hope that we can make a difference.
If anybody needs fire shelter CURTAINS or ENCLOSURES for brush engines, tractors or dozers, operating on the fire line let us know. We are producing these products for protection against burn overs. You can see them on our web site at:
Sincerely, â€¨Jim Roth â€¨Storm King Mountain Technologies â€¨2311 W. Silver Lake Drive â€¨Los Angeles, CA 90039 â€¨Phone: 323-666-6784 â€¨Fax: 323-665-2201 â€¨Cell: 213-713-4099