BY JONATHAN F. BASTIANFire departments across North America are rapidly adopting thermal imaging technology, recognizing all of its inherent benefits. Although a number of features and benefits are available on each brand of thermal imaging camera (TIC), no feature is more misunderstood than the temperature measurement device. If the data that the temperature measurement devices provide are misunderstood or misapplied, that can lead firefighters to make poor and potentially dangerous decisions. Proper application of this feature, however, can benefit the firefighter in certain circumstances.THE TECHNOLOGYTICs detect heat, convert this information electronically, and display it on a video ...

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