i had my first fire at work 2 weeks ago today, a hot billett fell under a press and ignited a shovel in the basement and the oil under the floor grates, now i see why the said you never turn your back on a fire. i used 2 dry chem extinguishers. after i used the first one the fire flashed up on me, and again after the second one, until i was able to get a hose line to knock it down
the only ppe i had was an MSA AIRHAWK industrial air pack.
i had no head protection, a polyester shirt and pants with two layers of sweats underneath and alone into a confined space
which should have flashed