Western Association of Fire Chief’s Presents Tactical Thermal Imaging @ Boulder Creek Golf Course
Sep 18 all-day
Western Association of Fire Chief's Presents Tactical Thermal Imaging @ Boulder Creek Golf Course

Today’s modern fire ground places stringent demands on our firefighters. Firefighters 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. This data allows firefighters to:

  • Quickly locate the location & severity of the fire
  • Locate tough hidden fires via thermal cues & clues
  • Identify the flow path and the fires direction of travel
  • Determine the most efficient access path & prevent rapid fire development
  • Enhances stream placement by placing our streams where they are needed most.

 Students will learn how to apply this information by understanding the following concepts:

  • Tactical 360
  • Identifying Flow Path, Fire Direction of travel, and Access points
  • Go/No-Go Decision Making
  • Enhanced Stream Placement
  • Enhanced Search Methodology

This program is delivered in an 8 hour format, with videos, discussions, and classroom demonstrations by a Level I Thermography Certified Insight Fire Training Instructor. This program is peer reviewed, internationally recognized, and credentialed through Infrared Training Centers.


Poland National Fire Conference @ CFBT Poland
Sep 20 – Sep 25 all-day

9/20-9/25: Poland National Fire Conference-Details to Follow

Sep 27 @ 8:47 pm – Oct 3 @ 9:47 pm

9/28-10/1 Cowboys of the Caribbean Cruise-

Instructor Andy Starnes will offer a 4 hour Tactical Thermal Imaging Lecture along with several other amazing fire service instructors. Participants will be able to take advantage of great training, fellowship, and family time on a five day cruise.

This event is sponsored by FD Tactics and you may register here: