fire Shelter Re-BaggingFire Shelter Re-Bagging Service

Freedom Manufacturing LLC located in Saratoga Springs, New York is the only approved manufacturer of the U.S. Forest Service fire shelter polyvinyl chloride (PVC) bag. Freedom Manufacturing will remove your shelter from the old PVC bag and reseal the shelter into a new U.S. Forest Service approved bag including a web strap with Velcro™ and tape reinforcement. Regular shelters will have a yellow pull strap and large shelters will have an orange pull strap with the word LARGE stamped on the webbing.

Your organization will be responsible for the inspection of the fire shelter and only send viable shelters for re-bagging. Please refer to the "Fire Shelter Inspection Guide" for clarification. Any shelters that fail inspection will be returned to use as practice shelters.

If you wish to participate in this re-bagging program please email: with the number of fires shelters you will shipping for re-bagging. Your organization will be responsible for the cost of shipping the fire shelters to and from Freedom Manufacturing.

In order to participate in the program please follow these directions carefully or download and complete our order form;

  • Email us with the number of shelters you will commit for re-bagging

  • Agree to pricing which is:

    $36.00 (Effective 1/1/2020) per re-bagged shelter

  • Ship shelters within 14 days to:

  • Freedom Manufacturing LLC.
    3 Duplainville Road
    Building 5
    Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
    Attn: Fire Shelter Re-Bagging

  • Acceptable payment is MasterCard, VISA, or American Express charged to the card on file on the date of return shipment.

  • We will return ship via UPS adding a 15% handling fee. If you prefer that we use your FedEx or UPS account, please provide the account number.

  • If you are unable to pay using a credit card, please contact Freedom Manufacturing at 518-584-0441 EXT 12 to determine the total cost of re-bagging and arrange for a check to be sent prior to shipment. COD is also an option for payment.

  • Complete and copy the re-bagging order form. Fax to 518-584-0421 or email to one copy to Freedom Manufacturing and enclose a second copy with your shelters.

  • Remove the fire shelters from the blue nylon duck carrying case and the hard plastic liner. Only send to Freedom Manufacturing the fire shelters in the PVC bag. DO NOT REMOVE THE SHELTERS FROM THE OLD PVC BAG! The shelters need to be protected in the PVC bag during shipment.

  • Be sure that your shipping boxes are sturdy enough to safely transport the shelters. Tape both tops and bottoms of the boxes securely. We suggest packing no more than 10 shelters per box. Consider purchasing shipping insurance for your order.

  • Number all boxes 1 of 3, 2 of 3, 3 of 3... etc

  • Counting of the shelters must be accurate. Any discrepancies between the order form and actual count will delay the re-bagging of your order until the correct count is confirmed.

Looking forward to being of service.