Firefighting Technology: Roundtable: Thermal Imaging Cameras

Editor's Note: Due to a scheduling error, our August Roundtable ran in July. To see that question, which concerns tornado response policy, CLICK HERE. By John 'Skip' Coleman I remember when Toledo got their first thermal imagers. Two or three helmet mounted imagers. They stayed in the box most of the time after the "newness" wore off. We eventually got some smaller hand-held imagers. To the best of my recollection, they too were not widely used.   As you may be aware, I teach a little concerning search. I have written a book about the subject. When I teach, the question of imagers comes up from time to time. I will be discussing search techniques and someone raises their ...

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