Although, When Austin Fire Department first came out to assist with a prescribed burn we were doing ( they “invited” themselves) they showed up in mid August in bunker gear and were dropping like flies after about an hour.Not sure what kind of village people gayness this pic was taken for, but when fighting wild fire ( brush, grass, forest) you do not wear bunker gear, lol.
They just didn’t know any better even though our Fire Boss, The USFW Fire Boss, Travis County Wildfire Fire Boss all told them in a chain of emails what the appropriate gear was.
To AFD’s credit, after that first rodeo they all got certified in wildfire training and spent a ton of taxpayer money to be properly kitted out for it.
We all knew what would happen on that first rodeo and had extra ems on site. Nothing worse than minor heat exhaustion, and the AFD folks on site learned that they are NOT the only ones professional enough.