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The Danger of the Spot Temperature

2017-09-23T21:46:53-04:00

In traveling and teaching our curriculum, we continue to see a dangerous trend in TIC use. Many firefighters only read the numerical temperature reading in the lower right corner of the view finder otherwise known as the "spot temperature" or direct temperature measurement. This is a very dangerous issue. Here is why: The spot temperature is a numerical representation of the average of a certain amount of pixels within the focal point (or cross hairs) at a preset distance set by the manufacturer. This spot temperature is NOT an accurate representation of the overall environment. As you can see in the [...]

The Danger of the Spot Temperature2017-09-23T21:46:53-04:00