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Handheld & Aerial Thermal Imaging Cameras for Firefighting

In the heat of the battle, a thermal imaging camera (TIC) is indispensable. These vital tools help you see through smoke and monitor the fire's spread, so you can quickly visualize your plan of attack, locate hot spots, and save lives. FLIR’s expanded lineup of TICs gives you the most comprehensive view of the scenefrom inside, outside, and above the fire.

This is about more than seeing through a smoke-filled room: by viewing the entire scene from multiple viewpoints, incident commanders can make better decisions when directing resources. And, since FLIR TICs clearly visualize heat sources, they’re an important tool for hazmat and search and rescue operations.

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It's all too easy for firefighters to lose their way, or each other when surrounded by billowing black smoke. FLIR’s handheld TICs help clear the way and can even enhance the view with ultra-sharp detail for easier orientation.


A FLIR TIC mounted on a small drone provides high-angle views of rooftops, upper stories, and tall structures. Drone-mounted cameras are also vital to search and rescue efforts.


FLIR designed our line of TICs to withstand the toughest firefighting conditions, whether it’s a two-meter drop, heavy water spray, or blazing hot temperatures.

[FLIR has helped us] find hidden fires and locate fire victims.

Michael Balzer, Firefighter; Captain, Training Division , City of Littleton

•Source: TechValidate. TVID: A69-A67-AAF

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The Extra Eyes Needed for Total 360° Assessments

Introducing the FLIR K1 Situational Awareness Camera—a lightweight, pistol-grip camera designed to give fire officers, safety officers and fire inspectors a complete view of the fire scene through smoke or in total darkness, without ever losing line of sight.

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Situational Awareness Camera

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Safety on the Ground
Safety on the Ground

Hand-held thermal imaging cameras help you attack fires more strategically, maneuver through smoke more easily, and save lives. And with a range of technologies and prices, it’s easier than ever for departments to afford to issue a TIC to every firefighter.

Search & Rescue
Search & Rescue

Time is of the essence whenever someone is stranded on a cold mountainside, in the thick of the woods, or the dark of night. Thermal imaging monoculars capture minute details from a distance and offer constant awareness in low-visibility environments, helping search and rescue personnel to quickly locate those in need.

Early Warning System
Early Warning System

Drone-mounted TICs allow you to monitor the fire's spread, detect fire intensity from a safe distance, spot temperature differences that point to hazardous agents, and even check liquid levels in tanker trucks.

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No Excuse for Firefighter Disorientation

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Countering Modern Fire Danger with Tactical Thermal Imaging

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