10 fascinating and little-known facts about firefighters
Firefighters are real heroes who risk their lives to save others every day. This heroic profession exists since the 17th century, but a lot of extraordinary facts about firefighters still remain unknown. Let's find out more about them!
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During fires, firefighters usually wear a self-contained breathing apparatus. To prevent a seal leak, they are not allowed to have a piercing or a beard.
Open floor plans are getting more and more popular, and they are definitely very nice to live in. Anyway, the airflow in an open interior is much faster, and nothing prevents the spread of fire. Moreover, there are more synthetic materials in modern homes, and they really burn fast.
As early as in 1818, Molly Williams became the first known female firefighter in history.
When there are no fires in the city, firefighters still have a lot of job to do. They rescue people from car crashes, acts of terror, earthquakes, floods... Firefighters are always ready to help, sometimes even when someone is stuck in an elevator.
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When there is no oxygen left in the room, the fire stops. But sometimes a sudden introduction of air can restart the combustion, which often happens rapidly and sets off an explosion. The air can enter the room through an opened window or a door.
A real firefighter's job is nothing like the movies. Sometimes they have to move blindly.
Usually firefighters work in 24-hour shifts.
A volunteer should be as prepared as a career firefighter. A lot of volunteers work in provinces, where official financing is not enough to pay wages.
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