The PTP Program was launched in early 2020 with a vision of developing a comprehensive network of training companies to which Petzl may refer business.
When we talk about thermal imaging, certain topics can become confusing or misunderstood. Let’s try to uncomplicate some of these topics.
What, exactly, does “new technology” or “new rescue technology” really mean?
TIs process emitted infrared heat signatures that the firefighter interprets from the information shown on the TI’s screen. It’s this information that helps guide the firefighter to quickly recognize a heat signature as normal or abnormal.
The Allamuchy (NJ) Fire Department was recently awarded a Paratech Interstate Stabilization kit and Hydrafusion lifting struts.
Some rescue specialists believe the days of hosed hydraulic rescue tools are numbered because of the rise in popularity of battery-powered hydraulic rescue tools.
Hillsborough County (FL) Fire Rescue, after performing its due diligence in researching the various models of hydraulic rescue tools being turned out by manufacturers, then doing a week-long evaluation of the tools from four different manufacturers, followed by two weeks of evaluation of those tools by Hillsborough County firefighters and officers, developed specs and a request for proposal.
With the emergence of new technologies, more manufacturers have entered the TI market with an array of models packed with innovative features designed to keep firefighters safe. With so many TI choices available today, it can be challenging to choose one that is best for your department.
This kit equips the saw with a carbide-tipped chain designed to cut through roof materials, asphalt shingles, and light metal.
Firefighters using TIs must understand the general risks associated with a TI and how to avoid those risks.