In my training, I discuss the “White Hat Syndrome,” which requires the use of a TI to conduct a safety test and understand what it means and how it can protect firefighters.
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.
While thermal imaging is finding its way into self-contained breathing apparatus equipment to provide firefighters with hands-free imaging, handheld units continue to be the most prevalent type of thermal imaging camera (TIC) being used by fire departments across the country and continue to grow in numbers being issued to fire crews.
Whatever industrial or environmental fire challenges you encounter, a TI can be your best friend.
Don’t overcomplicate your in-house training program; make it fun yet challenging. You can cover some basic principles with minimal time and effort.
A tour of MSA's headquarters, R&D facility, and manufacturing facility revealed a company passionate about firefighter safety.
On October 15, 2019, MSA, with the assistance of the Boston (MA) Fire Department (BFD), conducted field tests on its newest product designed to assist in the ongoing goal of increasing firefighter safety and survival.
It’s important to note that the TI doesn’t really care how warm or cold an object is, simply how much warmer or colder it is than the object next to it, which brings us back to the question: What is it you are looking at?
FLIR Systems’ TrueTrace® detection technology features a new five-channel sensor array that delivers expanded threat coverage.
First responders must be able to identify potential radiation risks and then determine the source quickly and accurately to implement a proper safety plan.