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.

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.

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.