Introduction to Tactical Thermal Imaging

Today’s modern fireground places stringent demands on our firefighters. We are required to formulate our strategies and tactics at 15 times the speed as we did in the past due to the high heat-release rate fuels in structure fires. These fires develop faster and are predominantly ventilation-limited fires with heavy, turbulent, black smoke that reduces our visibility. Tactical thermal imaging enhances a firefighter’s decision-making skill set by providing thermal data. Attendees will learn the key attributes of thermal imaging, contraindications of thermal imaging, several thermal imaging skill sets, and additional uses of tactical thermal imaging.


Andy Starnes
Date & Time
Friday, September 17, 2021, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM