Today's fireground moves at a breakneck speed in regard to fire development and structural integrity failure. Any victim trapped inside these environments has less time to escape than ever before. However, when we combine knowledge, understanding, and the proper skills with tactical thermal imaging, it is a force multiplier of efficiency and effectiveness on the fireground. Firefighters can now find and extinguish the fire faster and can locate the victim up to 70 percent faster! Firefighters can perform tasks such as VES, rapid intervention, and more with improved accuracy and speed through the proper application of these concepts.