PUTTING A HEAT SENSOR TO THE TEST

08/01/1999
PUTTING A HEAT SENSOR TO THE TEST BY DON HERES Editor`s note The ideas presented in this column are the expressed written views of the author and are not endorsed by Fire Engineering. With the latest advance-ments in infrared imaging technology, today`s firefighters are seeing into the future. This technology may become as commonplace on fire apparatus as fog nozzles and rubber boots. However, the current cost of these units prohibits their deployment in sufficient numbers for some larger departments, and many smaller departments may never have the resources to acquire one. Although thermal imaging`s use in search operations is indisputable, less expensive alte...

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