Another area of use for this valuable tool

We are living in an age where technology is constantly evolving, resulting in the latest advancements in engineering, research, communications, and education. This is certainly affecting the way firefighters fight fires. There is no doubt that advances in technology have improved our equipment, turnout gear, fire apparatus, and overall knowledge of firefighting.

Thermal imaging cameras (TICs) are perhaps one of the most high-tech tools we have in our arsenal for fighting fires, which is why specialized response groups or technical rescue forces use the TIC when responding to emergencies that involve water, confined spaces, trenches, vehicle extrication, tornadoes, and floods. Recently, we have seen mudslides, forest fires, and flooding occurring across the United States that have resulted in lives being lost. The fire service is one of the first responders on the scene when these disasters occur. Our willingness to embrace new technologies is why we are well prepared to face these disasters.


What ways besides firefighting have you used a thermal imaging camera?

What training tips regarding TICs can you pass along?

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search and rescue in buildings and detection of a possible attacker during a fire call.

and often a polarity change in the image may detail things not normally present in the default image.

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