What do a firefighter, construction worker and house framer have in common? In this sweltering heat -- they have the most grueling jobs in the area. These people are battling sunburns, heat exhaustion and heat stoke.
Factors firefighter recruits like Jay LeBurn never thought about before: "In the suit it feels like 130-140 it's nice and toasty," says LeBurn. The Monroe Fire Department says a combination of the heat from the sun along with the heat from fires has actually landed firefighters in the hospital. That's why Monroe firefighters relieve each other every 10-15 minutes during a blaze.