Training in a Smoke Filled Room with a Thermal Imaging Camera
Grades: 3 - 8

Video Description: New August 2022! Go inside a smoke filled room and see how firefighters use thermal imaging cameras to locate people in a fire.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Infrastructure-34**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video in conjunction with student study of their community to learn about the job of firefighters.
  • After viewing the video, ask students about other uses they can see for thermal imaging technology? Where could it be used? How could it be helpful?


To learn more about fire departments and firefighter training, check out the full program this segment is edited from: Fighting Fires 2.

*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.