Apr 29, 2017

Firefighters can see through smoke with new thermal mask

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Story highlights

  • Smoke can hide unconscious victims from firefighters
  • Firefighters have used thermal cameras to locate victims
  • New device projects thermal image into firefighters’ masks

What’s the most dangerous thing in a fire?

If you think it’s the flames or the heat, that’s understandable: those are dangerous, too. But both from a victim’s and a firefighter’s perspective, the deadliest enemy is smoke.

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