What does a firefighter wear?

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Firefighters have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Walking into a house fire that could reach 1000 degrees in under a minute (that’s not a typo) or a chemical fire that may reach double or triple that temperature in seconds, while  battling smoke inhalation as well, means a firefighter’s life depends on being supplied with the best equipment that money can buy. Without the proper gear, firefighters can’t stay inside a burning structure long enough to rescue victims or fight the fire successfully. On our next report, Carina takes us back to the Bergen County Fire Academy. Mike O’Hagen, senior fire instructor, shows her what firefighters need to wear. Carina gets a chance to try on the safety gear. She learns that not only does it help in saving the lives of civilians, but also that of the firefighters.

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