Classroom discussion is encouraged, as a thorough understanding makes for a safer application of the tool. Hands-on techniques are demonstrated through student participation. Also on this initial day of training, instructors introduce firefighters to the functions of their thermal imager. SAFE-IR offers the fire department on this first day of training unlimited department participation. We encourage as many firefighters to attend this session as possible.
On the second day of training, firefighters selected by the department will receive hands-on instruction using their department's thermal imager in hands on training. This experience provides firefighters with intense, individualized instruction, putting all the information presented on the first day into practical use in a field situation.
Firefighters finish this training session with the basic knowledge and confidence required to use this high-tech tool effectively and safely in the field. Training sessions are geared to the level of the firefighters that are being trained, enabling them to better understand and feel comfortable with their thermal imager. The possibilities for applications of the tool are numerous once the firefighter has received this thorough training.