“If you think you’ve got some good reason for not wearing this or for not doing things the right way , write it down. Because I need to read that to your widow. Because I’m not going to know what to say. You say it for me.”
“Years ago, before we got hoods, we’d burn our ears and necks, and that would tell us ‘That’s too frickin’ hot, let’s get out,” says Chief Dio. Now, firemen feel the intense heat only when it’s seconds from flashover.
Firefighter/Paramedic and a Lieutenant in suburban Chicago