TV Show Friends – the United States, sitcom. (Season 3 Episode 23)
[Scene: Central Perk, Chandler, Joey, and Rachel are there, as Phoebe enters with her date.]
Phoebe: (to her date) Okay, and then this is the coffee house.
Phoebe: Vince is a fireman.
Rachel: Wow! Have you ever rescued anyone from a burning building before?
Vince: 98 hot saves, highest in the force.
What did he mean by "hot saves"? a save from "hot" places, or a "hot = exciting" save? Or something else maybe? And is "Hot save" a firemen terminology in real life in the USA?