[Live Webinar] Thermal Imaging Best Practices for Basement Fires
This webinar will provide instructors with knowledge and information to develop, refine, and deliver thermal imaging training. This program’s original intent was to be an instructor’s development/improvement course for ISFSI – Understanding and Fighting Basement Fires Hands-On Training Program. However, all participants will takeaway information to improve their thermal imaging training programs and ultimately, the use and effective application of the thermal imager during fire ground operations.
• Familiarize and review NFPA 1801– Standard on Thermal Imagers for the Fire Service, NFPA 1408 - Standard for Training Fire Service Personnel in the Operation, Care, Use, and Maintenance of Thermal Imagers, NFPA 1700 – Guide for Structural Firefighting
• Explain working operations of a thermal imager
• Identify the limitations of a thermal imager
• Explain the tactical applications of the thermal imager for operations on the fire ground; including, but not limited to; SIZE-UP, fire location, victim location, and flow path identification.
• Identify core elements of effective thermal imaging training
• Share resources, drills, concepts with participants to enhance thermal imaging training
About the Speaker: Michael J. McCarthy
Mike McCarthy has been a member of the fire service for the last 14 years. He is currently the Captain of TOW3R for the Boston Fire Department in Boston, MA. He has been a proud member of the ISFSI since 2019. He is an instructor for the several of the ISFSI HOT Programs, including Understanding and Fighting Basement Fires, Live Fire Instructor Credential: Fixed Facility, and NFPA 1700. Mike has also been HOT instructor with UL-Fire Safety Research Institute for the Fire Dynamics Bootcamp.