Firefighting dangers: Slurry

Slurry (fire retardant) is often used to battle wildfires. While slurry can be useful in helping to control a fire, it will not put the fire out. Instead, it cools and slows the fire so that ground crews can build a fireline. 

Back when I fought fire, I remember talk about men putting themselves in situations where they could be hit by slurry for bragging rights about being on the hottest part of the fire. 

I always knew this was crazy, if not deadly. 

Watch this video, and you will know what I mean.


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