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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

How Do Firefighters Measure Heat?

2017-09-20T23:03:15-04:00

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 and locate the fire’s severity, and locate any victims or firefighters in danger more quickly than ever before. And those who advocate that firefighters should wait to feel the heat to indicate their level of safety should read and remember the following: The equipment we use to protect ourselves or work in these superheated environments are designed to operate at only a Thermal Class III for a maximum of five minutes which equates to 500 degrees [...]

How Do Firefighters Measure Heat?2017-09-20T23:03:15-04:00