A piece of wildfire safety gear that works every time, isn’t mandatory in Washington state

Fire barrier curtains will protect firefighters trapped by flames in engines, dozers and brush trucks, but they aren’t commonly used in Washington state.

WASHINGTON, USA — As another wildfire season approaches, the KING 5 Investigators found there’s a piece of equipment that has saved the lives of approximately two dozen firefighters and has worked every time it’s been used, yet not many wildland firefighters in the state of Washington have it.

The product is fire barrier curtains. They’re made of multiple layers of aluminum that roll up and are installed inside the cabs of bulldozers, excavators, brush trucks and other rigs used in wildland firefighting. In

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