How do you handle a job when temperatures rise above 110 in Phoenix

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PHOENIX - Temperatures are hot outside, you can feel it by simply stepping outside.

On Thursday the Phoenix-metro reached a high of 113 degrees, which was the hottest day on record so far in 2010.

When you consider how hot it was today, you realize that air conditioning is a necessity not a luxury in the desert.

But what happens if the air conditioning breaks down?

It's important the repairman knows how to safely work in this extreme heat because if he or she doesn't people can get hurt or in extreme cases even die.

Staying hydrated, being in good physical shape and keeping an eye on how you are feeling when being outside in the heat.

And really if you don't have a hot job that takes you outdoors during the intense summer heat, the best thing to do is stay indoors.