We got to hang out with MSA today. Check out The Fire Critic Facebook page for more coverage. However, their iTIC continues to amaze me! You have to check out this awesome pack and technology!!!!
MSA’s G1 iTIC Gives Fire Departments the Opportunity to Cost-effectively Equip Every Firefighter With Thermal Imaging Technology
MSA’s G1 Integrated Thermal Imaging Camera (iTIC), which received NFPA approval in February, makes the concept of personal thermal imaging a reality. An industry first, MSA’s iTIC is the only unit on the market that is built into the firefighter’s SCBA. Incorporating TIC technology directly into the SCBA provides multiple advantages, such as an auto-on feature that activates the camera once the SCBA is pressurized. Additionally, the TIC is driven by the G1 SCBA’s single integrated power source, which eliminates the need for additional batteries.
Compatible with any G1 SCBA, the iTIC features a patent-pending design and takes advantage of the only full-color display control module available on the market today. According to MSA, it can also be installed at the factory or via a simple, 10-minute field upgrade.
MSA explained that incorporating the TIC into the SCBA control module allows a firefighter to take advantage of five user-selectable color palettes available on the control module’s screen. They added that this camera placement allows the facepiece of the SCBA to remain snag free and lightweight, which is critical when navigating challenging fire ground situations.
If you’re at FDIC this week, be sure to stop by the MSA booth and see it for yourself. I promise you won’t be disappointed.