Thermal Imaging Camera Training
I am a training officer with a NJ FD. As many of you know all NJ FD's will be getting a Bullard Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC) at no cost (or get $ for a different model).
Our state contract has a provision for doing training sessions open to all departments and I know that I will attend the training session once I know our TIC is on order and in the mean time I have been reading and surfing the net for information. I have already contacted Bullard and DL'ed some information from their site.
I am most interested in any tips that those of you might have who have already played with TIC's in you departments. I have a large hall that I do maze training in using standard banquet tables and a borrowed smoke machine from time to time, pretty standard stuff. I was wondering if there are any tricks other then the obvious adding of live victims to the maze for the TIC application. My biggest concern is that once the newness wears off apathy will set in and a lack of skills and knowledge retention will be a problem.
If you have any idea to spice up this kind training please post here to share with everyone or E-mail me directly at LNMolino@aol.com
Louis N. Molino, Sr., CET