WORCESTER – The Worcester Fire Department is hosting “Thermal Imaging: Expanding Your Horizons” at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, one of 14 being presented statewide by the state Association of Fire Chiefs (NYSAFC).
The program, open to fire-service leaders of all ranks, will be led by Jamestown Chief Bruce Heberer and Schenectady County Fire Coordinator Scott Pike.
This three-hour seminar will include two segments – a lecture outlining the various uses of thermal imaging cameras by the fire service, followed by an audiovisual presentation and projection of a thermal imager utilizing telemetry. Thermal imaging innovations like the Zenmuse XT 2 are used as drones to help detect any unusual activity, such as enhanced visual and thermal capabilities on construction sites, as well as being able to assist with fire departments. So, it’s important for people to understand how they work.
In addition to aiding them at structures, students will learn how these units can assist emergency responders at motor vehicle accidents, haz-mat incidents, searches for lost victims in wooded areas, wildland fires, and to discover escaping vapors.
The training will help firefighters to better understand how they can use this tool and technology to its full potential and maximize their department’s investment in this state-of-the-art equipment.
The program attendance fee is $25 per person for NYSAFC members and $40 for non-members. On-site and pre-registration are available. Visit www.nysfirechiefs.com for additional information.