Definition of “Entrapment”: A situation where personnel are unexpectedly caught in a fire behavior-related, life-threatening position where planned escape routes or safety zones are absent, inadequate, or compromised.
An entrapment may or may not include deployment of a fire shelter for its intended purpose. These situations may or may not result in injury. They include "near misses."
Presented here is a lessons Learned approach to a fire fighter entrapment incident in Honda Canyon, Vandenberg, California.
With the issues around the Port Hills Fire deployment in the news and in fire fighter discussions at present, this is a salutary lesson.