The view on a hot day is always better from the inside of a window, where there's air conditioning.
Not everyone has that luxury. Brian Norris knows that all too well. He works outside building houses 10 hours a day. Triple-digit temperatures don't stop the drilling.
"(I get) a lot of shade and a lot of water," Norris said.
That's the same way Barbara Lee, who owns Top Dog, deals with the high temps. Walking dogs three to four hours a day puts new meaning into the dog days of summer.
"I'm buying cases of popsicles every day and drinking lots of water," Lee said.
We saved the hottest job for last.
With temperatures inside a burning house reaching 900 degrees, firefighters hold the title for hottest job.
"Any other time you go into a house fire the temperature could be anywhere from 800 to 1,000 degrees, but during the summer when it's hot like it's been the last few days, it can be a tremendous problem. Many firefighters have died from heat stroke and heat exhaustion," said Croft Fire Department Chief Lewis Hayes.
Their hot job is one dangerous job, so a new cooling vest is a life saver. Ice water is pumped in and can keep firefighters cool for hours. It's a great tool for just about everyone working a hot job.
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