For a fire department, internal data covers all the functional areas and their capabilities to serve internally and externally, such as human resources, fire operations, inspections, safety, finance, and so on.
Can you see everything through your naked eye, including potential hidden hazards that you are supposed to be identifying?
Fire departments that have a strategic and tactical TI deployment plan in place will be much more successful using the TI during fire attack.
Challenge everything. Confusion and misunderstanding can lead to disastrous results.
The environment firefighters faced bordered on thermal saturation.
The selection process for a TI is not an easy or a simple task.
The most common mistake firefighters make when using a TI is thinking it’s okay to stand or walk in an unsafe environment.
Have you ever emerged from a structural fire wondering how hot you are?
The job can certainly be overwhelming, but providing the most accurate, timely, and reliable information possible is the backbone of most good fireground decisions, and a thermal imager (TI) can help with that.
Early detection before the fire can really set itself deep within the “hog fuel” pile is the first step.