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Infrared World

Fire Fighter

As each slider bar is manipulated, the view transitions from visible light to infrared light. In visible light: Firefighters often have to deal with thick clouds of smoke. In infrared light: Infrared light makes it easy to see through the smoke. As each slider bar is manipulated, the view transitions from visible light to infrared light. In visible light: Firefighters often have to deal with thick clouds of smoke. In infrared light: Infrared light makes it easy to see through the smoke.
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Fire Fighter

During a fire, it is common for the entire building to fill with dense clouds of smoke. While firefighters wear protective gear to supply fresh air and protect them from the heat, they still may not be able to see a thing with their own eyes. Infrared light cuts through smoke clouds to show what is hidden. Firefighters routinely use portable i nfrared cameras to navigate through smoky areas.
Visible: Firefighters often have to deal with thick clouds of smoke.
Infrared: Infrared light makes it easy to see through the smoke.
CREDITS: Visible: NASA/IPAC/Pasadena Fire Dept. Infrared: NASA/IPAC/Pasadena Fire Dept.