Insight Training BLOG
An After Action Review of TIC Use-by Instructor Joey Baxa
As a training officer I am always interested in any form of post incident analysis or after action review my department completes. Whether it is formal
Understanding Temperature Modes
Thermal Imaging-Understanding High & Low Sensitivity. This short article is an attempt to clarify a few misconceptions in regard to fire service thermal imaging cameras.
Tactical Thermal PPE Management-Temperature, Tactics, & PPE
The following speech was given at the FIERO 2019 PPE Symposium… “PPE Thermal Limits are designed to protect the firefighter to a tested specified limit,
In Living Color? The Colorful & Confusing Thermal Imaging Fire Service Color Palette World:
Have you noticed that there are numerous color palettes and color temperature associations with fire service thermal imaging cameras? Why is this so? Doesn’t NFPA
Do You Know The Danger of Cold Smoke?
Firefighters need to be aware of the importance of fundamental search methods and the limitations of thermal imaging cameras. There are several TIC manufacturers that
Do you know the 2 Main Types of Fire Service TIC’s?
Do you know the Two main types of Fire Service Thermal Imaging Cameras? Don’t be fooled by low price! You will find that you get
Watch out for Mode Confusion
Thermal Imaging Mode Confusion: Firefighters need to be aware of when the camera switches modes and the color ranges associated with it. TIC’s have
Enhanced Search Methodology
The use of thermal imaging cameras has enhanced the firefighter’s overall effectiveness particularly in the area of searching for victims or downed firefighters. In the
The Power of Enhanced Stream Placement
In our recent training at Ottawa Fire, Shawn Bloemker and I instructed firefighters on the value of enhanced stream placement. This is one of many
TIC’s are NOT Thermometers? No Kidding?
Thermal Imaging Training Series: Tactical TIC use is not a thermometer With the recent release of the UL Fire Attack Study, we have received numerous
The Danger of the Spot Temperature
One of the most common problems in thermal imaging use in the fire service is the reading of the spot temperature. As we travel and
How Do Firefighters Measure Heat?
How Do Firefighters Measure Heat? Today’s thermal environment of higher heat release fuels demands a diagnostic tool that allows firefighters to prevent thermal insult, identify