Outside in triple-digit temperatures, they have the hottest jobs in Southern California (2022)

Extreme heat drives most Southern Californians inside with air conditioning, toward the water or under whatever shade they can find.

Others, however, work through the conditions the rest of us dread. Triple-degree days don’t give them a break from their jobs.

And it’s not just the first responders who expect to work in all conditions or the athletes who are compensated handsomely to compete in the heat.

We count on a lot of our neighbors who have some of the hottest jobs in Southern California, so we spent a little time getting to know some of them.

Always hot, but this is different

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Know this about Cesar Orozco: He does not need a heat wave – or, as weather hipsters now call them, a heat dome event – to experience obnoxiously hot temperatures at work.

Orozco, 31, of Garden Grove, works as the outdoor grill chef at Tacos Los Cholos in Anaheim. For certain foodies, this makes Orozco something of a secret celebrity, the anonymous genius who sears the meats used in Tacos Los Cholos’ widely praised tacos and burritos.

It also makes him hot. Every workday.

For 35 to 40 hours each week, Orozco stands in a parking lot, working between a pair of industrial-sized grills, each of which is filled with mesquite that burns at about 1,500 degrees. It’s an outdoor office, sure, but flipping proteins for the masses requires Orozco to extend his arms and hands and sometimes his eyebrows over open flames thousands of times a day. Heat is part of the deal.

“It’s never cold,” he says, amiably, as he transfers asada from a grill to a metal tray. “Never.”

But there’s regular heat and then the Hades-esque stuff that descended upon the region recently.

When Orozco awoke on Wednesday, Aug. 31, he learned that the afternoon temperature would approach 100 degrees (that turned out out to be a low-ball guess; by 2:13 p.m. the temperature in the Tacos Los Cholos parking lot was 102 and inching up). The news, he said, inspired a simple thought:

“My day is going to be (very) hot.”

Orozco respects what heat can do. He works under a sunshade. He wears a long-sleeve T-shirt and long pants. And gloves. And a floppy hat. He drinks a lot (a gallon-plus a day) of water. Whenever possible, between lunch orders, he sits on a small, hard chair, giving his legs and back a rest and taking in the parking lot’s west-side view.

Still, the sun and the mesquite are powerful forces. When his shift ends, around 4 p.m., Orozco won’t head off to a gym or a bar or a second job.

“The heat makes you tired, man. I’m probably just going to sleep.”

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    San Bernardino City inspector Phillip Silva works under excessive heat at the site of a sinkhole on 5th street in San Bernardino on Friday Sept. 2, 2022. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

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    San Bernardino City inspector Phillip Silva talks looks at storm drain plans with Tryco General Engineering Contractors crew on Friday Sept. 2, 2022. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

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    San Bernardino City inspector Phillip Silva talks to a Tryco General Engineering Contractor member on Friday Sept. 2, 2022. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

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    Redlands resident Blake Dooley from Tryco General Engineering Contractors dries his sweat as he works under excessive heat at the site of a sinkhole on 5th street in San Bernardino on Friday Sept. 2, 2022. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

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    San Bernardino City inspector Phillip Silva works under excessive heat at the site of a sinkhole on 5th street in San Bernardino with Tryco General Engineering Contractor crew on Friday Sept. 2, 2022. (Photo by Milka Soko, Contributing Photographer)

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‘You have to prepare’

Phillip Silva’s domain as a San Bernardino city inspector extends from sidewalk to sidewalk, both on the surface and below.

Each morning, the 52-year-old gets a list of contractor work being done in town and heads into the field shortly after 6 a.m. to make sure everyone has the proper permits, paperwork, insurance policies and so forth.

Silva makes dozens of stops daily.

In this role since 2010, he said his body has acclimated to all temperatures.

Doesn’t make standing in triple-digit heat during the summer any more bearable, of course.

But, “You get used to it,” he said this week. “Except the hotter days. When it gets to 103, 105, that’s different. You have to prepare for that. Make sure you’re hydrated up. You got an ice chest with water, Gatorade. Make sure you got your hat. Wear a perforated vest with holes so you’re not overheating.

“It’s difficult, it’s a change, but you’ve got to prepare,” he added. “You got to look at it as any other job. Everybody’s got to go to work if they want to make their money.”

Silva started Friday inspecting a dry sinkhole on a sidewalk before heading out to six other job sites.

By noon, temperatures had reached 100 degrees in San Bernardino.

For as long as Silva has spent his work week standing on sidewalks and asphalt under the sun, the difference between a typical Southern California 95-degree day and a blazing 105-degree day is apparent.

On exceptionally hot days like the ones last week, and those expected this week, Silva said, “you’re sweating. If you’re out there for a couple hours, you can feel the difference.”

And yet, “This is what we chose to do,” he said. “It’s not like it’s something new.”

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    L-R Rigoberto Torres and Mario Cossio install a roofin Lakewood on Friday, September 2, 2022. Richard Crowell, the owner of RC Roofing takes heat seriously, encouraging his crew to stay covered and hydrated while working under the hot sun. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG)

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    Richard Crowell, left, the owner of RC Roofing takes heat seriously, encouraging his crew to stay covered and hydrated while working under the hot sun. The company uses one of a kind panel filters that insulate and keep a house up to 40 degrees cooler without air conditioning, which can make a big difference during heatwaves, at a home in Lakewood on Friday, September 2, 2022. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG)

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    Richard Crowell tosses a water bottle to a member of his crew while installing a roof in Lakewood on Friday, September 2, 2022. Crowell, the owner of RC Roofing takes heat seriously, encouraging his crew to stay covered and hydrated while working under the hot sun. The crew all wear hats, and long sleeve lightweight shirts for protection. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG)

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    Installing a roof is hard work, during a heatwave safety is crucial, at a house in Lakewood on Friday, September 2, 2022. Richard Crowell, the owner of RC Roofing takes heat seriously, encouraging his crew to stay covered and hydrated while working under the hot sun. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG)

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    Installing a roof is hard work, during a heatwave safety is crucial, at a house in Lakewood on Friday, September 2, 2022. Richard Crowell, the owner of RC Roofing takes heat seriously, encouraging his crew to stay covered and hydrated while working under the hot sun. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG)

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Up on a roof

Richard Crowell and his crews take heat seriously. After all, they’re closer to the sun than most folks.

Crowell owns RC Roofing in Downey and his business can be hot and sticky on a temperate day. With temperatures climbing into triple digits, he doubles up on awareness.

“We usually start work early and we usually work until 3:30 p.m.,” said Crowell, a Downey resident. “But now we knock off about 1 p.m., to play it safe.”

Crowell says he also makes sure that his crews take regular breaks and drink plenty of cold water.

“We also provide them with electrolytes,” he said, ” we make sure they have proper shade when they take their breaks.”

Crowell said his crews don lightweight straw hats and wear long sleeves and keep their faces and necks covered.

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Sometimes, though, even amid the precautions, when the heat gets too intense, it’s time to call it a day.

“Sometimes, it just gets too hot to work,” Crowell said. “There are clear warning signs for heat exhaustion and heat stroke and we pay attention to them. If our guys get nausea or experience other symptoms, we shut down.”

For example, when crews take a potty break he urges them to keep tabs on their urine. “If it gets dark,” he said, “that can be a sure sign of dehydration.”

Crowell says in his business, safety measures spread beyond the weather – including strict rules for ladders, harnesses and other gear while working up high.

“The main thing is taking safety instructions seriously,” he said. “I’ve got five roofers who have been with me for more than 20 years. We take good care of them.”

Crowell speaks from experience, having launched his company in 1979. And he still hits the roof himself.”I’m not all out there all day every day,” he said, “but I still get up there.”

Crowell said the increasing heat of recent years has created some buzz in his business.

“The government is trying to find ways to ease stress on the electric grid,” he said. “We’re putting in a new product that goes in under the tiles to keep houses cooler. People ask a lot about cutting heating and cooling costs, so we’re seeing more interest in products like that.”

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    Edwin Morales takes a water break while pushing his ice cream and snack cart around Riverside, CA on Friday, September 2, 2022. Temperatures were expected to be over 106 degrees through Monday. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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    Landscapers work along Walnut Ave. in Irvine, CA on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. Temperatures were in the high 90’s in Irvine and were expected to remain there through the weekend. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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    Julian Vorquez, 46, from Lynwood and Javier Castro, 32, from Pomona, work on the roof of the former Gold Medal Buffet & Grill in Northridge, CA. on a demolition project in above 100 degree temperatures on Thursday, September 1, 2022. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News, SCNG)

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    Edwin Morales sells ice cream and snacks from a cart he pushes around Riverside, CA on Friday, September 2, 2022. Temperatures were expected to be over 106 degrees through Monday. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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    Edwin Morales sells ice cream and snacks from a cart he pushes around Riverside, CA on Friday, September 2, 2022. Temperatures were expected to be over 106 degrees through Monday. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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    Edwin Morales sells ice cream and snacks from a cart he pushes around Riverside, CA on Friday, September 2, 2022. Temperatures were expected to be over 106 degrees through Monday. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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    Edwin Morales sells ice cream and snacks from a cart he pushes around Riverside, CA on Friday, September 2, 2022. Temperatures were expected to be over 106 degrees through Monday. (Photo by Paul Bersebach, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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Business heats up, too

When a heat wave with 100-degree-plus weather rolls in, Edwin Morales doesn’t shy away from his jobselling ice cream in Riverside.

Heembraces it.

Morales, 31, smiled and waved at residents Friday morning, Sept. 2, as he pushed his cart through the intersection of Wells and Hedrick avenues.

“In this job, you have to be friendly with the community,” he said.

Building rapport with customers is important and that doesn’t change on a grueling summer day.

It was 95 degrees when he started selling at 11 a.m., the beginning of eight hours under the sun. By 3 p.m., the temperature was expected to hit its peak of 102.

Pushing a nearly 50-pound cart filled with about 100 types of ice cream like Push-Ups and SpongeBob popsicles and chips like Takis, Morales prepares for each day the same way. He dons a long-sleeve shirt, a sun hat and gloves to protect him from the sun.

He said that’s all he needs.

Morales rang the bells on his cart – the paletero, or ice cream man, sound every kid recognizes. He knows the heat is extreme, but he also knows summertime is the best time to sell ice cream.

Morales does his best to keep cool, taking breaks under trees when he can.

Though the job is physically demanding, there is no requirement on how much he’s expected to sell.

“If you want to sell, you sell,” he said. “You decide how much you want to earn.”

Not all days are the same. On Friday, his first sale wasn’t to children at a park, but construction workers and adults near an automotive shop.

From noon to about 4 p.m. are his slow times because fewer people are out, especially on days like this.

Why does he do it?

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“Para salir adelante,” he said.

“To get ahead.”

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