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Thermal Imaging for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Applications

Thermal Imaging for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Applications By: Jonathan Torres, Project Manager for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Technology R/D Branch Thermal cameras are used for a variety of aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) applications because of their ability to detect people and objects under otherwise low-visibility conditions.  Thermal cameras use […]

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Tekflame and Beyond

Tekflame and Beyond By: James Brian Mitchell Before the 1990’s, a familiar site at an airport was a huge pall of smoke off to the side of the runways, a tell-tale sign that the firefighters were having some fun. But sometime in the late 1980s, those governing the fire training establishment made a decision to […]

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An Old Chief Learns Some New Tricks

An Old Chief Learns Some New Tricks By: Roger Williams My name is Roger Williams the ARFF Chief for Tulsa Fire Department (TFD).  In June of this year (2017) I will have 26 years of service as a firefighter.  I have served as a District Chief for the City of Tulsa since the fall of […]

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