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.
Don’t overcomplicate your in-house training program; make it fun yet challenging.
With a little creativity, you can train with a TI anywhere, and the fire station is a perfect place to start.
By many, sight is perceived as the most precious of the senses. It enables us to process information quickly and often without even being consciously aware.
Using the TI for Medical Emergencies By Manfred Kihn I recently had the privilege of training firefighters in South America, which inspired me to write this month’s column. This vast world we live in gives us various climate changes where in many cases a thermal imager (TI) could be a valuable tool to assist in...