Thermal Imaging Camera

By Samuel Hittle & Keith Niemann It's not a tough sell in today's fire service to convince companies the thermal imager has extensive value in functional mitigation. Over the years, we have gained appreciation for the value of the TIC far beyond just overhaul; it can be a useful tool in every facet of the fire ground. TICs are coming off our rigs for size up, fire attack, search, ventilation, RIT, HazMat, and more. Our increased reliance on this technology demands an increased appreciation for the inherent limitations and deceptive qualities that accompanies them. A more comprehensive training program extending beyond "Here is the on / off switch to power it up", "whi...

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