I believe that classroom education is extremely valuable, but firefighters experiencing real-life situations using a TI is training that could one day save a life. The best training combines both classroom and real-life learning.
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?
I recently had an opportunity to participate in a large, live-fire training weekend and engaged with many firefighters about thermal imaging (TI). To my surprise, they had a lack of knowledge about their own fire departments’ TI equipment.
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Offering a 60-minute runtime (depending on battery selection), the V18-BL produces a 10,230-cfm airflow.
During morning coffee with the Raisin Squad, a couple of the old geezers who were real active in the 1970s (and most are IN their 70s today) were reminiscing about the good old days and some of the “other than normal” activities of an impromptu group called The Roof Crew.
When lives and property are at risk, we are the first to mount an attack. Having a TI with the crew during a fire attack is critical to meeting our goals.
This bumper-to-bumper warranty includes all standard components of the SCBA and is designed to help simplify budget planning for volunteer and municipal fire departments.
Think about the basic colors on your TI display screen. You have “white is hot,” “black is cold,” and “shades of gray” for everything else. Using a TI for conducting patient assessment should take you only a couple of minutes, which can aid in possible treatment.
The more you use the TIC during training, the more proficient you will become.