Thermal Imaging: How Far We Have Come

We increasingly hear the words “Full Deployment” used in fire service circles. With origins tracing to the military, the term and variations of it have crept into public service, manufacturing and even information technology. It does have a nice...


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We’ve come a long way from the days when thermal imagers were a strange novelty item used by only a few trusted souls within a fire department. This powerful tool is being used by ordinary firefighters on the simplest as well as the most exotic calls, and somewhere it saves a life every single day.

“Full Deployment.” It’s a catchy term. For thermal imaging, it’s coming sooner than you might think. n