Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Firefighters need to keep cool too

Responding to a fire in the hot weather can be a challenge for city firefighers. They have to wear their heavy coats when it's 30 degrees. Fire Chief John Hay says there's a plan in place for such an event. He says precautions are taken to ensure their health and safety. He says that includes rotating the crews and keeping them hydrated at all times. Hay says it's similar to the precautions they take when fighting a fire in minus 30 degree temperatures.