Firefighting, Fireground Safety

Improving Fireground Operations with Thermal Imaging and Modern Fire Dynamics

This presentation provides firefighters with the knowledge they need to combine thermal imaging technology with the latest National Institute of Standards and Technology and Underwriters Laboratories firefighting research to improve the effectiveness and safety of fireground operations. Students will view videos from fireground operations in which thermal imaging was used and in which key concepts such as ventilation-limited fire behavior, compromised structural integrity, flow path development, and victim survival profiling were in play. Firefighters will ultimately be able to apply thermal imaging in fireground operations with an understanding of its capabilities and limitations. 

Presented by St. Matthews (KY) Division Chief of Training & Safety Mike Richardson.

This presentation originally aired on December 20, 2016. Watch in the player below.




Thermal Imaging Size-Up

Thermal Imaging: From Technology to Practical Application