"We should probably meet for a drink first." That was the consensus as I arranged for myself and two friends to attend the "Rescue Me" fireman singles party Wednesday night at a bar on the Bowery.
This fire resistant suit is being burned at 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit for about 12 seconds. If you were wearing this suit with that kind of fire attacking you, there's still a possibility you might suffer some second degree burns. But if you were wearing traditional fire retardent material, well, you'd be dead.