On the sticker under the brim of a fire helmet is the following warning:
Firefighting is an ULTRAHAZARDOUS, UNAVOIDABLY DANGEROUS activity.
Assistant Chief Tim Llewellyn reminded members of this tonight as we trained on and issued bail out kits. The Fire District issues this equipment to all interior firefighters. When we enter a burning building, our survival may depend on finding an emergency escape if the situation quickly deteriorates into a life or death situation. Sometimes, we may have to throw ourselves out a window on a piece of string!