Regional Alliance for Firefighting Training

Thermal Imaging & Modern Fire Dynamics

Thermal imaging & modern fire dynamics
Mike richardson - St. Matthew KY

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Plainfield Township Fire Department
4343 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

$30 Per Person for RAFT Members

$45 for Nonmembers

Light Snacks Provided

This presentation will provide firefighters with the knowledge they need to combine thermal imaging technology with the latest NIST and UL firefighting research to improve the effectiveness and safety of fireground operations.

Training will include the review of a large number of thermal imaging photos and videos from fireground operations where key concepts such as vent limited fire behavior, compromised structural integrity, flow path development, and victim survival profiling were in play. Firefighters will ultimately be able to apply thermal imaging in fireground operations with an understanding of both the capabilities and limitations.

Mike Richardson is a 32-year veteran of the Military and Fire Service, and is currently the Division Chief of Training & Safety for the East Jefferson County Fire Protection Districts in Louisville, KY. He is an Eastern KY University Fire & Safety Program graduate. He has focused the last 20 years of his career to studying, developing, and utilizing thermal imaging technology in the military, private sector, and fire service. That focus has also led him to teaching first responders in 43 States and 8 Countries about numerous thermal imaging topics. He currently serves on the FDSOA Board as an Eastern Director, where he advocates the use of thermal imaging for improving firefighter safety.

Event Details

Event Date 06-05-2019 8:30 am
Event End Date 06-05-2019 11:30 am
Individual Price Member Price $30.00
Location Plainfield Fire Department
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