Firefighter Friendly Thermal Imaging

Winter Fire School

Matt Black

Kansas City Fire Department

Paul Verren

Kansas City Fire Department


  • SAT AM
  • Start: 8:00 A.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • End: 12:00 P.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Repeat Delivery
  • SAT PM
  • Start: 1:30 P.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • End: 5:30 P.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Repeat Delivery
  • SUN AM
  • Start: 8:00 A.M., Sunday, February 4, 2018
  • End: 12:00 P.M., Sunday, February 4, 2018
  • DFS 4-Incident Safety Officer
  • DFS 4-NFPA 1403

Continuing Education Unit (CEU)

Thermal imaging can be a misunderstood discipline. It is of immense value in functional mitigation, but is accompanied by inherent dangers. These dangers are most often associated with misinterpreting the display and deficient appreciation for the camera’s intrinsic limitations. This class evaluates the benefits afforded to the common fireground functions by imaging, alongside the pitfalls of each, and how they can lend themselves to an unsuccessful operation or risks to the company’s safety.