CalFire crews stage for a fire in July in Amador County. Cal Fire firefighters are switching to dual-purpose fire-resistant pants that will serve as both a uniform and protection from fire. Some have expressed concern online that it could bring toxic material from the field into the home.
CalFire crews stage for a fire in July in Amador County. Cal Fire firefighters are switching to dual-purpose fire-resistant pants that will serve as both a uniform and protection from fire. Some have expressed concern online that it could bring toxic material from the field into the home. Randall Benton Bee file
CalFire crews stage for a fire in July in Amador County. Cal Fire firefighters are switching to dual-purpose fire-resistant pants that will serve as both a uniform and protection from fire. Some have expressed concern online that it could bring toxic material from the field into the home. Randall Benton Bee file

Cal Fire gear change will keep firefighters cooler, but some worry about contamination

August 11, 2018 03:00 AM