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Live Fire: Aggressive Thermal Imaging Search

Monday, April 15
HOT 4 Hour

This class combines time- and battle-tested search techniques with updated modern thermal imaging technologies, designed to take your fireground searches to the next level. When applied properly, thermal imaging can enhance fundamentally sound aggressive search crews, thereby making us more efficient and more successful. Communication and positioning of the thermal imaging camera operator for facilitating search efforts is an essential component of this process. Fundamental search methodology relies on sound basics, from moving through the room quickly and efficiently to understanding fire and smoke behavior in a compartment. When combined with modern thermal imaging, firefighters take the upper hand and save lives. This class is about understanding all the tools at our disposal, when to use them, and how to use them properly.

PPE Required: NFPA-compliant structural firefighting pants, coat, hood, gloves, boots and helmet. (SCBA and face piece will be provided.)

Thomas Anderson, Captain/Lead Instructor - Charlotte Fire Dept./Insight Fire Training