Wildland PPE vs structural gear: a close call

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From Firefighter Close Calls:

Three Reno, Nevada firefighters were injured while operating at a barn fire Sunday. The crew was returning from a brush fire when a barn fire was reported with exposures to a dwelling. Reports from the RFD are that the FF’s didn’t have time to change into their structural fire gear, so they fought the fire while still wearing brush turn-out gear that provides far less protection. The Firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation and minor burns to their hands, necks and faces and the home was not damaged.

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