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FLIR’s Fire Truck
Thermal Imaging Solutions


Truck-Mounted Thermal Imaging Cameras for Aerial Firefighting Applications

FLIR’s new KF6 is the industry’s first thermal imager designed and built specifically for aerial apparatus applications. Mountable at the end of a straight stick and onto a ladder bucket, the KF6 provides firefighters a high-angle thermal view of rooftops and other elevated structures, helping them see through thick smoke, more efficiently target the hottest areas, and more strategically direct firefighting efforts.

Aerial Mounting Flexibility

The KF6 can be easily fixed-mounted to aerial buckets and the end of tiller truck ladders, as well as onto other locations on engine, ladder, and rescue trucks where thermal imaging is valuable.

  • Securely mounts to straight sticks and platforms with four simple bolts
  • Can be mounted atop or on underside of buckets
  • Single MIL-C cable connector for power in/video out

Highest Firefighting Thermal Resolution

Along with providing a valuable, additional high elevation perspective to firefighters, the KF6 delivers the most detailed thermal imaging in a FLIR firefighting TIC.

  • 640 × 480 pixel IR resolution with 69° FOV for extra clarity, sensitivity, and visibility
  • FSX™ enhanced thermal images provide fine structural detail for easier orientation
  • Video signal transmits to turntable-based display, platform LCD, or in-truck monitor

CDMQ Ruggedized

FLIR built the KF6 to meet our Commercially Developed Military Qualified standards, ready to withstand the harsh operating conditions of firefighting with the all-important camera core well-protected from exposure to heavy smoke and spray.

  • Rugged housing meets MIL-STD-810G
  • IP67 rated and IEC shock, vibration and humidity tested
  • 13-pin MIL-C 38999 10-32 VDC/composite video connector

KF6 Specifications

Imaging and optical data
IR Thermal Resolution 640 × 480
Thermal sensitivity/NETD < 100 mK at f/1.4
Field of view (FOV) 69° × 56°
Focus Fixed
F number 1.4
Image frequency 30 Hz
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Detector data
Detector type Focal plane array, uncooled microbolometer
Spectral range 7.5–13.5 μm
Image presentation
Image mode TI Basic firefighting mode
Auto range Yes
Object temperature range High-gain range: –25 to +150°C (–13 to +302°F)
Low-gain range: 0 to +550°C (+32 to +1022°F)
Accuracy ±10°C (±18°F) or ±10% in high gain range
Measurement analysis
Spotmeter 1
Isotherm Yes
Video standard NTSC
Mounting Top mounted
Composite video
Video out Composite video output, NTSC compatible
Power system
Power input 10.5–32 V DC ( ISO 7637-2)
Start-up time < 20 seconds
Power consumption < 5 W average, when supplied with 28 V DC
Power and video connector 13-pin MIL-C-38999, D38999/24FB35PN
Mating connector: D38999/26FB35SN
Environmental data
Operating temperature range –32 to +65°C (–26 to +149°F)
Storage temperature range –40 to +70°C (–40 to +158°F)
Humidity (operating and storage) IEC 600 68-2-30, 24 hours, 95% relative humidity, 25–40°C (77–104°F) , two cycles
EMC EN 61000-6-2:2005 (immunity)
EN 61000-6-3:2011 (emission)
FCC 47 CFR Part 15 B (emission)
ISO7637-2 Road Vehicles – Electrical
Disturbances from conduction and coupling –
Part 2: Electrical transient conduction along
supply lines only. (Immunity)
Encapsulation IP 67 (IEC 605 29)
Shock IEC 600 68-2-27, 25g peak half sine wave
Vibration IEC 600 68-2-6, 0.15 mm 10 Hz to 58 Hz and 2 g 58 to 500 Hz sinusoidal
Physical data
Weight 1.2 ± 0.1 kg (2.6 ± 0.2 lb.)
Size (L × W × H) 158 mm × 112 mm × 89 mm (6.2 in. × 4.4 in. × 3.5 in.)
Housing material Aluminum
Color White and black