Thermal Imaging: NFPA 1801-Compliant Thermal Imagers

T echnology has permeated nearly every aspect of our lives, from shopping to listening to music to driving. Google now has a completely driverless vehicle that has logged more than 500,000 miles on public roads at speeds as high as 75 mph without an...


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• Does compatibility with existing thermal imager products owned by a department pose any problems from an interoperability or training standpoint?

On the list of longer-term concerns is how will the NFPA, with its current standards-revision cycles, be able to keep up with the ever-increasing pace of technology evolution? The origins of the committee that ultimately created 1801 go all the way back to 2004, meaning it took eight years to produce a testable standard. In half that time, Google took a car from two blocks at two- to three-mph speeds all the way to 500,000 miles at 75 mph. What do the next eight years hold? n