Andy Starnes
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Andy Starnes is a Level 1 Thermography Certified Instructor and founder of Insight Training LLC.

Thermal imaging: breaking down the scan – Part 2

In Part 1 of our article, we discussed the importance of proper interpretation of the image along with understanding the key attributes of thermal imaging. We also discussed some ‘behavioural problems’ that occur during a scan such as failing to…

Thermal imaging: breaking down the scan – Part 1

Firefighters must be trained to properly evaluate fire incidents based on training and by incorporating thermal data to enhance their strategies and tactics on the fireground. A thorough understanding of fundamental building construction, fire behaviour and thermal imaging combined will…

Thermal imaging – understanding high and low sensitivity

This short article is an attempt to clarify a few misconceptions in regard to fire-service thermal-imaging cameras (TIC). All fire-service thermal-imaging cameras automatically switch gains or sensitivity modes based on the following: the overall heat detected within the field of…

Common misconceptions of thermal imaging use – Myths versus Facts

The fire service has been using thermal imaging cameras successfully since the 1990’s. Many lives have been saved through the tactical use of thermal imaging cameras (TIC). And since the first implementation of these devices they have been greatly improved…

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