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NASA CHIEFS Lightweight, Flexible Material Resists Heat, Fire and Hot Gasses

CHIEFS (Convective Heating Improvement for Emergency Fire Shelters) is being developed by NASA’s Langley Research Center to potentially improve the performance of emergency fire shelters for wildland firefighters. A fire shelter is a last-resort safety measure that may protect firefighters entrapped by wildfire that has compromised their escape route. The current shelter design, resembling a