Firemen referred to thermal imagers as an imperative instrument in rescue missions

After Monday’s tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma in New York, firemen have worked around the clock to trace the victims. What helped them during the night were thermal imaging cameras. The cameras detected body heat of victims which allowed its operators to locate survivors in the dark.


Rubin Jordan is the Assistant Fire Chief for the Albany Fire Department. He mentioned that thermal imagers were often used on structure fires and rescues but they also found it useful in collapsed structures where people were buried under debris.


Jordan also admitted that the thermal imaging cameras are vital assets in today’s fire services.




Filed under: News | Posted on May 23rd, 2013 by Evelyn Dzekpedzi

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