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Green Bay Metro Fire Department uses FLIR K-Series thermal imaging cameras to enhance safety
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Green Bay Metro Fire Department uses FLIR K-Series thermal imaging cameras to enhance safety

New technology opens up new possibilities. This is a truth that the Green Bay Metro Fire Department (Wisconsin, USA) knows all too well. The department has always kept an eye on how new technological developments can enhance the safety of its team members and victims during firefighting operations. In that respect, Green Bay Metro firefighters have recently upgraded their gear with thermal imaging cameras (TICs) from FLIR Systems.

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Thermal imaging helps Kalmthout fire department during wildlife fires and other interventions
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Thermal imaging helps Kalmthout fire department during wildlife fires and other interventions

Kalmthout is located about 20 kilometers north of Antwerp, Belgium. Although being a small village of approximately 20,000 inhabitants the local firefighters are well equipped.  Apart from their normal firefighting duties they also need to protect the natural reserve “Kalmthout Heat” against fire. Thermal imaging cameras are since long part of their equipment.

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FLIR thermal imaging cameras help Mühldorf county fire departments deliver first-class firefighting services.
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FLIR thermal imaging cameras help Mühldorf county fire departments deliver first-class firefighting services.

Thermal imaging cameras (TIC) for firefighters used to be bulky, expensive and generally unreachable for small voluntary fire departments, of which the German state of Bavaria has so many. Fortunately, with the latest developments in thermal imaging technology, TICs like FLIR’s K50 camera, have become extremely attractive and affordable, even for small fire brigades. The fire department of the German city of Mühldorf has recently discovered the many benefits of FLIR’s firefighting camera.

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Estonian fire teams go smoke diving with FLIR
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Estonian fire teams go smoke diving with FLIR

The Estonian Rescue Board is an autonomous governmental organization that coordinates the fire extinguishing and rescue activities of 72 fire teams across Estonia. In total, some 1720 firemen are represented by the Estonian Rescue oard. As an experienced user of thermal imaging camera technology,  the organization decided to equip all of its departments with TICs from FLIR.

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