27 January 11
Don't Stick Your Face in a Pit
… is my take-home piece of advice after three days of HAZWOPER training in Marin. Oh, and don’t forget to drink water but wait till you get out of the hot zone.
The hot zone: contaminated area. Worst stealth baddie: Hydrogen sulphide, because although the smell is unmistakeable, your olfactory nerve gets tired fast and you can’t smell it any more which is when it can kill you. Ugh.
Back to the fog, which is now so thick you can’t see more than about 20 yards in front of you….