Extreme heat causing concern for Rogers firefighters & their gear

  • Source: KFSM-TV CBS 5 Fort Smith
  • Published: 07/05/2022 08:22 PM

No matter the temperature outside, this is the everyday reality of fire fighters, working to save lives and keep people safe. The Rogers fire department is taking the high temperatures more seriously by working to keep firefighters cool when they’re not working. “In Rogers, we call greater alarms quicker during excessive heat or cold temperatures just to make sure we have extra people there to rotate in out with these crews to be sure they’re not exposed to that heat or any elements too long,” said Dusty Meredith While it’s not only hot outside, temperatures inside a burning building can reach up to 1,000 degrees. "You got to get those clothes off of them because they’re just wrapped up in those turnout gears…it’s holding all that stuff in there, so we got to get them cooled off and get them rehydrated because they dehydrate really quickly,” said Meredith.


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