Even though the flash fire mishap wasn't her fault, Staff Sgt. Erica Luke admitted she could have done some things better in regard to proper wear of her protective equipment to help limit her injuries.

"I'm more cautious now," she said. "It's 'the snake that bit you,' so I don't cut any corners anymore." Here are some tips she recommends adhering to when working with combustible products:

1. Wear gloves.

2. Wear fire-retardant clothing and jacket.

3. Keep your sleeves fastened down and collars up.

4. Wear a face shield.

5. Take off wedding bands.

6. Wear cotton undershirts.

7. Follow technical orders to a T.