International Firefighters Day

International Firefighters Day

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Today, Wednesday May 4th, is recognized as International Firefighters day. At FLIR, we reserve this day to honor all the firefighters, past and present, who dedicate their lives to ensure their communities and environment are as safe as possible. These men and women make sacrifices on a daily basis to ensure the safety of those in their communities.

FLIR takes pride in creating life-saving thermal imaging products to help firefighters do their jobs better, providing a suite of products that give firefighters a perspective from every angle of their operation. Whether it’s to better see through smoke, identify hot spots, navigate safely, remain oriented during response missions and locate and rescue victims easily, we have firefighters covered in every situation:

  • Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras: Our well-established range of rugged, reliable handheld thermal cameras from our higher end handhelds like the FLIR K65 with real-time digital processing onboard, to the new FLIR K33 and FLIR K53 lower cost, simple interface cameras, followed by our most affordable camera the FLIR K2, we can truly offer a thermal imaging camera (TIC) for every firefighter when and where they need.
  • Aerial Mounted Systems: The industry’s first TIC for aerial ladders, the FLIR KF6 is designed to be fixed mounted on fire trucks extension aerial ladders.  The FLIR KF6 allows firefighters to deploy the ladder and pinpoint hot spots so they can better observe and safely plan before deploying a firefighter into a structure.
  • Thermal Drone Packages: FLIR now distributes the FLIR Aerial First Responder Kit, a drone kit that includes the DJI Zenmuse XT stabilized thermal camera powered by FLIR with the DJI Inspire 1 drone. The FLIR-equipped DJI drone packages offer first responders added support with the ability to see through smoke, assess the scene from an aerial perspective, and keep track of their personnel in large fire scenes.

If you have a friend, family member, or see someone who is a firefighter today please be sure to thank them for what they do and remember the past firefighters who have died while serving our community or dedicated their lives to protecting the safety of us all In addition, you can show support by wearing a blue and red ribbon pinned together.