South Australian Country Fire Service Promotions Unit

Raising awareness of the roles, training and activities of CFS Volunteers state-wide


Thermal Camera

Heat Imaging Equipment

A Thermal Camera

A Thermal Camera is a device used by many Emergency Services to detect differences in temperature of a selected area. This may be hot spots in walls which may be hiding fire, through to location casualties at incidents.

The CFS have many of these cameras now located around the State to assist in Structure fires as well as other task where this sort of technology can assist to speed up the detection and recovery of items.

A Thermal Camera used to discover hotspots
A Thermal Camera in use at a Scrub fire

Photographs on this page taken by Ashley Hosking, CFS Promotions Unit