No Nomex in Structure Fire
I've heard some firefighters don't like wearing their nomex in a house fire so they know when to get out if it gets too hot. Just wondering what some thoughts are on this. It goes against all the training I've had, but just curious about some thoughts. I'm sure there are some "tricks" for detecting heat. I've heard some FF's leave a small opening between their gloves and firecoat sleeve.
WELL...EXCUSE MY IGNORANCE!
DFDEX1...DUH!.....I completely missed that. Thanks my young friend for setting the feeble mind straight..
Ok....here is my take...
The fire service goes full cycle on all issues every so many years. When I first got in the "hoods" were just coming out and anyone that wore one was know as.....well...you know what they were known as!
Personnally, I wear mine all the time. My Girlfriend says I have cute ears and I prefer not to use them as thermometers. Now her on the other hand...I have to beat her with a stick to get her to wear her hood. I believe the term is...."I forgot"
Bottom Line...it is PPE...wear it!
Pull down those ear flaps
If I could go back to 3/4 boots on structure fires, I WOULD in a heartbeat. I dont wear a nomex hood either. I think it should be a personal choice using sound reasoning. We werent even issued bunker pants my first 9 years in the fire service. I did not have to wear them until about 4 years ago. I am not saying you shouldn't wear bunker pants or hoods. I would like to think I am experienced enough to know what works for me.