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Updated by Jarrett Loux on Nov 17, 2016
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Dangers of Firefighting

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Flash backs

Flash backs

One dangers is flash backs. It is when there is no oxygen for the fire to breath, so when you look under a door the smoke goes in and out because it needs oxygen so it can burn. and if your inside when it flashes you will burn to death, but if your lucky you have some burns but still live . Many people think that turnout gear is fire proof, no it is just fire resistant.

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Falling through the roof

Falling through the roof

The second danger is falling through the roof. You never know when the roof could collapse, because it could be burning underneath or it could not. The reason you would go on the roof is to let heat out and ventilate the fire.

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Death

Death

Another danger is leaving your family by death. I'm sure this is a firefighters worst dream

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Buildings collapsing

Buildings collapsing

This is a huge danger to firefighters is a building collapse. this doesn't matter if it is while their in or out, you absolutely never know when the building could collapse because fire is unpredictable, for example September 9/11 every one thought that the twin towers were indestructible, well thats not true as you can tell from all the loses.

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Explosions

Explosions

Another is car explosions, they dont happen often but they could of gasoline leaks on the ground and something sparks and ignites the gasoline.

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Forest fires

Forest fires

This is a big issue where it is really dry, because forest fire are uncontrollable if there is a drout. A couple of years ago 9 firefighters responded to a forest fire. The were supposed to make a trench so the fire wouldn't spread out of control. Sadly they burned to death because the fire was uncontrollable.

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Cancer

Cancer

Firefighters have more of a possibility of getting cancer because of all the the chemicals and smoke they are working with. The September 9/11 attacks, most of the firefighters there that responded and lived got cancer because of all the smoke and the debris from the fire and the collapse.

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Falling from the ladder

Falling from the ladder

This is another risk. A firefighter could fall form a ladder a any point, they would have to go up there to rescue a victim or hit a certain spot with the hose.

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Chemical Spill

Chemical Spill

Another danger is a chemical spill because not all fire fighters are trained to mess with chemicals. They could get really sick or even die from the fumes.

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Smoke Inhalation

Smoke Inhalation

Smoke is a big thing to firefighters it could cause cancer or even death because they are exposed to it every day.