By now, it seems like just about every fire department has at least one thermal imaging camera. They’ve become a valuable tool.
The key, of course, is to be able to interpret correctly what the TIC is showing you.
To be able to do that, you need to train with the TIC, matching an understanding of what a TIC does with experience reading it.
This show’s guest writes extensively on how to use thermal imaging equipment, as well as what it can and can’t do.
Manfred Kihn is a 19-year veteran of the fire service. He’s served as a firefighter, captain, and fire chief as well as an ambulance officer.
He has been a member of Bullard’s Emergency Responder team since 2005.
Manfred is the company’s fire training specialist for thermal imaging technology. He is certified through the Law Enforcement Thermographers’ Association as a thermal imaging instructor and is a recipient of the Ontario Medal for Firefighters Bravery.
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