Flashcards in Thermal Imaging Camera Deck (43):
Chapter 5, Paragraph 3, Section 15
Chapter 5, Paragraph 3
TICs are intended to _____, enhance _____,
assist in locating victims and fires
reduce the time spent in hazardous areas.
One precaution of the TIC is that they are
______ and we need to consider the
possibility of ______ before using them.
not designed to be intrinsically safe
9 uses of the TIC per HFD SOGs
1)to assist in primary searches
2)to assist RIT searches for downed FF
3)to assist in execution of initial attack
(locating the seat of the fire/shortest
routes to fire/holes in the floor)
4)to assist in overhaul
5)to assist in locating brushfire hotspots
and brushfire reconnaisance
6)to provide safer navigation
7)to assist in wilderness and ocean
search and rescue
8)to determine fluid level within a container
9)to reduce FF fatigue
5 TIC aids to fire suppression
1)locates the seat of the fire
2)aids in safe navigation within a structure
3)determines hot spots or material still
burning during overhaul
4)determines hot spots at vehicle fires
5)determines hot spots or fire extension
at wildland fires
limited visibility within a structure increases
the probability that FF will become _____.
unable to exit the structure
thermal energy is _____ to the human eye
TICs translate thermal energy into an _____.
TICs can provide vision capability with ____
Thermal energy has a _____ which allows it
to travel through _____.
smoke and mist
the TIC provides a ______ view
black and white
if using a TIC, hot objects appear _____. the
hotter the object , the _____ it will appear.
if you put the crosshairs of the TIC on an
object, it should _____.
give you the temperature of that object
12 precautions/limitations of the TIC
1)depth perception is limited
2)thermal energy does not go thru walls
3)human beings do not produce enough
heat to be seen through furniture, structure
4)water, plastic, mirrors, and glass are
5)not designed to be intrinsically safe(do
not use in explosive atmospheres)
6)better to crawl so that you do not miss
7)water, plastic, mirrors, or glass may give
8)be wary of wet victims/FF that may be
masked from the camera's view
9)it can fail so practice all search safety
10)if bumped the unit could deactivate
11)ensure strap is not blocking lens
12)soot can build-up on the lens
when using the TIC, remain _____ and
aim first at the _____ and then conclude
at the _____ in front of you.
low to the ground
the TIC comes with 8 additional things
alkaline battery adapter case
video adapter lead
3 things on the bottom of the TIC
pistol grip mounting plate
large white u-shaped on/off button
what is located on the top right of the
transmission antenna port
attach the _____ and the _____ before
the green _____ will ____ in the _____
just above the battery cover hinge. this
indicates that the unit is receiving _____
and will take about _____ to warm up, ______, and become operational.
back of the unit
when active, an _____ will be visible on the
how many bars indicate battery level? they
are located on _____.
the bottom of the display
the "battery low" warning will appear when
you reach _____.
3 bars or less
video/image transmit is a _____ button is
on the side opposite the view finder in the
upper left portion
once the video/image transmit is activated,
an icon that looks like a _____ with _____
4 arrows pointing in opposite directions
the TIC is equipped with an _____ that is
used to protect the sensor from scene
the automatic iris ______ when the temp.
overload source is taken out of view.
automatic picture clamp circuit is fitted to
the TIC and is to _____. It sets the average
video level to approximately _____ of peak
white to facilitate the imaging of hot and
cold spots under varying ambient temps.
optimize display visibility
when do you replace the battery?
when the LEDs indicate that the battery
has less than 1/4 of it's capacity or when
the display indicator is at 3 bars or less.
also, at the end of an incident.
when inserting a new battery, do so with
the ____and the word ____ facing _____.
If equipped the Thermal with Visual
Picture Overlay can be obtained by _____
and _____ the _____.
switch atop the TIC
if transmitting thermal/video than prior to
entry into the hot zone, you must ____
test the transmission function
inform the IC of the TICs reduced operating
The TIC will be either with the _____ or if
with a hose team than with the FF _____.
behind the nozzleman
the TIC should be used physically as _____.
an extension of your hand
make sure if you are the TIC operator that
you _____ so as not to _____.
move at a pace
lose team members
when using the TIC, remain _____ even if
the camera indicates that the majority of
the heat is at the _____.
remember that the TIC cannot penetrate
because of the black and white display, it
is hard to differentiate between _____ and
fire trapped in a wall
10 inspection procedures for the TIC
1)inspect daily and after each use
2) if problems, report to BC and
immediately remove from service
3)inspect for cleanliness
4)if necessary, wipe with warm, moist
rag using mild detergent. dry with soft,
5)check screws for tightness
6)check battery cartridge, connector
terminals, video socket, etc. for
7)turn on, check for proper operation, turn
8)if battery level indicator shows 1 or more
bars lost than replace with fully charged
battery and recharge other battery
9)ensure everything is dry before returning
10)secure all case latches
batteries shall be rotated ____ and _____.
recharged as necessary
any company assigned a TIC must carry
fresh supply of 10 alkaline batteries