1) A condition caused by wearing a non-fire-resistant layer of underclothing in a high heat environment or an environment that may become a high-heat environment. The syndrome includes melting uniforms or hazmat suits to the firefighter's skin.

An example is wearing polyester uniforms under turnout gear into an interior structural fire. Heat can get beneath the turnout gear through the waist, neck, and ankle gaps, melting the clothing to your skin.

2) A firehouse kitchen meal disaster caused when the firefighter doing the cooking forgets to take the Saran Wrap off of a food item before heating it in the oven or the microwave.

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This could include a wildland firefighter inside a fire shelter after deployment---Yikes!!!
Karen, how are you going to administer the morphine through the charred shrink wrap?
Would that be a "wicking" feature Ben?


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