PPE On The Scene of a Vehicle Fire
While I'm still currently an explorer myself and I am only drawing on what I have watched in videos from around the country and despite what I've seen myself locally, I can't seem to develop a solid or definite answer for my question: What are you wearing on scene of a vehicle fire?
Some guys have come out on scene with nothing but bunker pants and a helmet, but then you'll see full PPE with a guy who is also on air. The most common thing I see is turnouts without SCBA, but this is where my concern comes in. Am I overly concerned to be inclined go on air at the scene of a vehicle fire? It seems that with the modern materials in cars and given what can be released when they turn into a gaseous state I think anybody actually working up on the car wether it be popping the hood or working the line should be on air. Is this not a correct assumption or is this not large an issue as I take it to be? Just want to get some opinions on this as I get closer to dealing with it myself.