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Control measure

Thermal imaging or scanning: Search and rescue

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Thermal imaging or scanning: Search and rescue

Understand:

  • How thermal imaging or scanning can be used to locate people during search operations
  • The capabilities and limitations of thermal imaging equipment
  • The types of thermal imaging equipment

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Consider requesting appropriate thermal imaging resources when searching for people, especially in reduced visibility

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Effectively request and use thermal imaging or scanning to aid searching
  • Ensure the downlink for thermal imaging equipment fitted to aerial resources will be available

Adopt a methodical system when using thermal imaging equipment to search for people

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Methodically use thermal imaging equipment if beneficial

Consider the limitations of thermal imaging equipment when searching for people

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Ensure any thermal imaging equipment is appropriate to the incident
  • Understand the limitations of the thermal imaging equipment in use