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WMAFC Tactical Thermal Imaging Class

  • 09/18/2020
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Belmont, MI


  • Guests are also $25 per person.


Tactical Thermal Imaging Class
with Andy Starnes

Friday, September 18, 2020

8:00AM - 4:00PM
Breakfast and Lunch Provided

Boulder Creek Golf Club
5750 Brewer AVE NE
Belmont, MI 49306

$25 Per Person

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Tactical Thermal Imaging

Today’s modern fire ground places stringent demands on our firefighters. Firefighters are required to formulate our strategies and tactics at 15 times the speed as we did in the past due to the high heat release rate fuels in structure fires. These fires develop faster and are predominantly ventilation limited fires with heavy, turbulent, black smoke that reduces our visibility. Tactical Thermal Imaging enhances a firefighter’s decision-making skill set by providing thermal data.

Andy Starnes

Andy is a lifelong student of the fire service and has been involved with the fire service as a volunteer since 1992 and as a career firefighter since 1998. He is a fire service website contributor on the topics of thermal imaging, fire behavior, leadership, behavioral health, and faith-based devotions. He also is the founder of www.bringingbackbrotherhood.org, a nonprofit organization designed to encourage and provides guidance for firefighters in the area of behavioral health, counseling, and more. He serves on the CISM team, peer support team, and assists members within his own department in the area of behavioral health. He has been featured on numerous podcasts, taught internationally, developed an internationally recognized thermography-based fire service curriculum credentialed through Infrared Training Centers. His work and curriculum are now in use in the From Knowledge To Practice program in Ottawa Canada and has written in the subject of Thermal Imaging in Euro Firefighter 2, and numerous fire service publications such as Fire Engineering, Fire House, Fire Apparatus Magazine, & International Firefighter Magazine. He currently serves as a Battalion Chief in a large career department in NC and is the founder of Insight Training LLC which is internationally recognized for thermal imaging training and education. He also serves as the Deputy Chief for KTF Burns Division, and holds a Level II Thermography Certification, consults & teaches in the areas of Tactical Thermal Imaging. He is a certified NC Fire Officer III and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science Administration.

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