1. Look at this photograph and consider the challenges of fighting a fire in the bitter cold. 
It’s bitter cold and you need to put people into it for hours while you battle a fire
Those people are getting covered in water
the water you’re spewing onto the structure is freezing as soon as it leaves the tip of the hose
you’re icing over the trucks, the ladders, pretty much every tool you’re using
The truck that you’re spewing water from is now sitting in freezing water
you’ve added thousands and thousands of pounds of weight to a weakening structure
I’m sure there are more, but this is what immediately comes to mind. I do not envy the men and women of the Fire Department - but I’m glad they’re there. 
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    Look at this photograph and consider the challenges of fighting a fire in the bitter cold. 

    • It’s bitter cold and you need to put people into it for hours while you battle a fire
    • Those people are getting covered in water
    • the water you’re spewing onto the structure is freezing as soon as it leaves the tip of the hose
    • you’re icing over the trucks, the ladders, pretty much every tool you’re using
    • The truck that you’re spewing water from is now sitting in freezing water
    • you’ve added thousands and thousands of pounds of weight to a weakening structure

    I’m sure there are more, but this is what immediately comes to mind. I do not envy the men and women of the Fire Department - but I’m glad they’re there. 

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