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Facebook Post on Integrative Health Forum Page Answering Midge Mathis’s Question on Burns Associated With RF EMFs, Causal Evidence & Not a Debate

Midge before and after burns associated with EMF exposure.


Midge Before Burns

 

 

 

 

 

Midge After Burns

 

 

 

I want to thank you for your humility posting in the best interests of so many. Professionals and people across the globe need to see this post because it is applicable to 100% of them. You are not hypersensitive to your electrocution and associated hell that will result from being put in a man-made microwave oven.

It is critically important for health and other applicable professionals to expand on this in their capacity. It is a sad reality that politics with special interests associated with wireless have changed medical diagnosis, healthcare and superseded all laws without going through any regulatory processes.

My job here is substantiating mechanisms, causation and biological plausibility admitted to be missing. What makes this horrific is the fact political and special interests moved forward when the code on limits of exposure admits missing critical science. Go to second paragraph of page 9. http://thermoguy.com/wp-content/uploads/Safety_Code_6.pdf

With the purpose of the code to protect the public, cell towers with new and existing antennas will be removed. In Canada as an example, it is a condition of licensing with Industry Canada that new and existing antennas comply with exposure codes. This is highlighted on page 10 of this link.  http://thermoguy.com/wp-content/uploads/cwta-compliance-with-Safety-Code-6-duplicated.pdf Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association

Declassified military documents admitted “laboratory research is still being pursued to identify mechanisms of interaction. However, other than thermal heating for microwave frequencies, there is no agreed-upon mechanism of action.” Highlighted on page 1  http://thermoguy.com/wp-content/uploads/Bioeffects-of-Selected-Non-Lethal-Weapons.pdf Missing the mechanisms and not understanding them is the reason they speak of thermal heating only. Yakov Schkolnikov of Exponent Inc confirmed in my cross-examination during BCUC hearings on FortisBC smart meters that inducing electrical currents produced heat. Schkolnikov confirmed the high speed oscillations 1.8 billion times per second and 4.9 billion times per second of the RF EMFs of the two antennas in the meter produces heat.

FortisBC’s expert, Yakov Schkolnikov of Exponent Inc confirmed in my cross-examination during BCUC hearings that Health Canada’s Safety Code 6, FCC and IEEE(global) all use the same science standards.

Safety Code 6(2009) Page 7, 2nd paragraph states “The specific biological responses to RF energy are generally related to the rate of energy absorbed. The rate and distribution of RF energy absorption depends strongly on the frequency, intensity and orientation of the incident fields as well as the body size and its constitutive properties (dielectric constant and conductivity).” The fact codes admit energy is absorbed is an admission of harm.

The above quote from Safe Code 6(2009) should have set off alarm bells. It means exposure and impossible calculations would have to be done for ANY change in frequency, power density, size, weight, orientation to the EMF, toxic load, etc. Power Density is watts which is volts X amps and .1 of 1 microwatt altered brainwaves in the Dect Phone Study. There is zero acceptable exposure to wireless electricity. There are real reasons we wire the world.

Just the orientation to the EMF at 60 Hz has killed electricians. One example is single power lines can be very dangerous and that is called extremely low frequencies at 60 Hz. In the Okanagan, a lineman was working on a dead power line running parallel to a live line. The lines were reported to be 70 feet apart(7 stories), the live line electromagnetically induced the dead line killing the lineman immediately. If the dead line was perpendicular to the live line, he would have lived.

When it comes to interaction with the human body, think of the nerves, circulatory, system, organs, brain, bones, etc going in all directions in the body. Imagine nerves running parallel to the EMFs and being severely compromised and other parts of nerves at different angles of orientation impacted differently. It has to equate to a physiological hell.

The bottom line is these RF EMFs are not supposed to hit people and Dr. William Bailey confirmed in my cross-examination that people had to be exposed to be hurt. The Specific Absorption Rate test left out the antennas and EMFs hitting you from head to toe. The test is also an admission that electrical currents are being induced. When currents are induced, that increases cellular voltages and is confirmed using Ohm’s Law where Volts = Current X Resistance. Induce currents, voltages increase. That isn’t for debate.

Dr. Joan Moffat confirmed in Penticton’s Moderated Forum on smart meters that it is a biological fact that a .2 micro volt(millionths of 1 volt) increase changes White Blood Cells, .4 micro volt increase changes mood. Safety Code 6(2009) admits EMFs trigger nerves and muscles, Dr. Peter Goldberg expanded on that by stating the nervous, hormonal and immune systems work intricately together. This qualifies your nervous, hormonal and immune systems are compromised at the same time. Dr. Bailey confirmed in my cross-examination that the nervous, hormonal and immune systems work intricately together.

Delta waves in the brain when sleeping or healing are reported to be .2 Hz which is .2 cycles per second. If the frequencies associated with cell phones or smart meters is 900 MHz, which is 900 million cycles per second. Wi-Fi at 2.45 GHz is 2.45 billion cycles per second. I asked Schkolnikov under oath, “What happens when you mix 2 frequencies?” He replied you get 4 resultant frequencies. You get the sum of the 2, the difference between them and the 2 you started with.

The sum of the 2 frequencies isn’t mathematically adding them up. During our electrical apprenticeship in lab work, we would use an oscilloscope to see the frequency change where it literally isn’t recognized by the device.

The W.H.O. reported cell phones as “possibly” carcinogenic May 31, 2011. If Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper had reported to the W.H.O. that Canadian professionals reported missing causation and biological plausibility in exposure codes, cell phones would be carcinogenic.

Causation is proven as soon as the RF EMF grids are technically incorporated into the SAR test. Biological plausibility is proven the second you incorporate all the bio-electrical information of humans into the SAR test. The SAR test is a plastic head or body part with liquid in it and is flat earth science. It should be an aquarium.

The missing mechanism of interaction is the highly penetrating EMFs hitting something. The mechanisms of action are the EMFs hitting atoms and molecules. Literally all sciences with associated industries have to incorporate the atoms and molecules of their area of expertise.

Here is an example as it pertains to building construction and wireless with special interests superseding Building Code when it isn’t applicable. This is a submission for the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission on the RF EMFs causing a nuclear failure within borders. There are 440 Nuclear Power Plants world wide and this isn’t a debate. http://thermoguy.com/submission-for-canadian-nuclear-safety-commission-on-rf-emfs-causing-accelerated-corrosion-making-the-power-plants-non-compliant-with-building-codes/

Midge, I can never apologize enough to you and others what has happened to you. It never should have happened but this is the reality of a weakened professional gene pool, greed and incredible stupidity getting together. That said they are and will be liable including criminally.

The Integrative Health Forum, GEDI and associates put on the most advanced education in the world for Continuing Medical Education credits required for ongoing medical licensing. It is the highest standard and not about sales or conflicts of interest. We can’t lecture and sell products.

Medical professionals around the world have been blindsided as have the patients looking for help. People hurt by EMFs are referred to as EHS and all that has changed. People across the board need to print or forward the letter at this link. The causal evidence linking RF EMFs to adverse health effects has been lectured for CME credits meaning this is now medical education.

Once your medical professionals hear the language of CME credits, they will pay attention. They can contact the health education administrator for clarification and CME programs should be held across the world. The health education administrator has said they would open the education program for other professionals to participate BUT it isn’t a debate. It is critically important other sciences and those professionals participate. http://thermoguy.com/wp-content/uploads/Revised-Ltr-re-EM-and-IHF.pdf

This is the reason retired RN Donna Bohannon interviews Professor Curtis Bennett and others. This isn’t a debate.

Important Interview By Retired RN Donna Bohannon on Why They Should Cease and Desist Immediately Using Wireless As Applied Including 5G

Listen to Prof. Curtis Bennett explain WHY you should OPT OUT of SMART METERS and WHY you should be alert to other sources of EMF!!

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Professor Curtis Bennett Interviewed By Whistle Blower Nation on Smart Meters and Wireless EMF Exposure

Our amazing team and associates are among the best professionals in the world. They are all science, environment, sustainability, medicine, codes, standards, advancing medical education, etc and there are no acceptable compromises of science or professional integrity.

Lecturing accredited Continuing Medical Education(CME) programs is the highest standard of education and medical professionals require education credits for ongoing medical licensing.

The reality is that governments allowed industries and special interests to move forward with the mass deployment of wireless infrastructure when exposure codes admitted critical science was missing. The missing causal evidence was found, reported and qualified for lecture for CME credits required for ongoing medical licensing. That medical program was applicable to all health professionals in North America.

Professor Curtis Bennett was asked to do an interview for Whistle Blower Nation when he isn’t a whistle blower.  Politicians, governments, industries across the board were warned specific to liability including criminal.

Here is a picture of the Specific Absorption Rate test Health Canada, IEEE and FCC use for the limits of human exposure. This is the science the FCC is using to supersede municipal authorities, Building Code, Electrical Codes, Fire Codes, global education, medicine, insurers, all codes, all laws including environmental laws when it isn’t applicable. The bottom line is that if you have a plastic head, plastic building, plastic environment, plastic pollinators, plastic ecosystems, then you are safe.

Sam Phantom Model
Specific Absorption Rate Test with Temperature Probe in Liquid.

 Ella is to be thanked for the interview and even bringing forward targeted individuals or those thinking they are targeted.

FortisBC admitted in BCUC Government Hearings on smart meters that they would cover 17,000 sq. kms or 6564 sq miles with highly penetrating RF EMFs. That means several cities and districts will be blanketed with everyone targeted. That is not an agenda, that is what happens when the professional gene pool is weakened. The FCC, IEEE, utilities, PUCs, Health Canada, military, etc all got technically overwhelmed by a plastic head or body part with liquid in it.

Professor Bennett will qualify the mechanisms of interaction and the mechanisms of action, literally every professional has to expand on that in their capacity. Even though medical professionals carry malpractice insurance, they were not consulted or informed that the scope of medical diagnosis has changed. That undermines any health care insurance regardless of what it is called.

Whistle Blower Interview

 
 

Adjunct Professor Curtis Bennett on Dangers of FortisBC’s Smart Meters Affecting Pacemakers, Building Code Compliance, Adverse Health Effects, Economy, Etc Speaks for Kelowna Safe Meter’s

Kelowna Safe Meters is a Non Profit Citizen’s Group concerned about the mass deployment of wireless smart meters when citizens have not been duly informed.

Chief Science Officer Curtis Bennett was asked to speak and answer any questions from the audience. Bennett is an Interprovincial Journeyman Electrician, Building Construction Engineering Technologist, Thermal Radiation Consultant since 1979 and an Adjunct Professor lecturing Continuing Medical Education Programs where health professionals get education credits required for ongoing medical licensing. Non Thermal issues can be seen with non invasive radiology.

Safety Code 6 is Health Canada’s Exposure Code for RF EMF and Limits of Human Exposure. It is the only code admitting causality and biological plausibility was missing linking RF EMFs to adverse health effects.

Bennett was the Canadian Government’s Electrical Professional reporting causation to Health Canada September, 2010 and at the request of Canadian Parliament October, 2010.

Bennett lectured causation for accredited medical education January, 2011 meaning it is no longer opinion but approved and accepted medical education now.

Bennett was on Texas PUC’s Expert Panel on Smart Meters in 2012, provided evidence for Texas Senate Committee, Declarations for Oregon and Michigan Courts under threat of Perjury.

Bennett was a Registered Intervener in the FortisBC application for wireless smart meters and cross examined FortisBC experts in front of the BC Utilities Commission. Bennett technically disqualified FortisBC experts under direct cross examination. Radio Interviews with Bennett admitting science doesn’t pick sides, I am there in the best interests of all parties including utilities. Bennett warned FortisBC and the BCUC about the liability and was administratively dismissed, not technically disqualified. Here are links to letters including transcripts of the BC Government which is a legal precedent. FortisBC experts admitted critical science was missing in their Risk Assessment Report and Electrical Engineer for Exponent Inc Yakov Shkolnikov stated under oath it would be his duty as an electrical engineer to revise his reporting but that didn’t happen. Shkolnikov stating Exponent Inc carried his Errors and Omission’s Insurance puts the company on the hook for significant damage that will be in the trillions.

Listen to the presentation and see the plastic head used by FortisBC and others to substantiate safety. FortisBC as one example is using a human exposure code to bypass Building Codes when it isn’t even applicable. Buildings across Canada will be non compliant with Building Code 4.1.3.6.(Vibration) making smart meters illegal across Canada today.

Bennett is electrically substantiating medical reporting of harm. This is applicable in the US as well as around the world. The Specific Absorption Rate is baseless science but an admission of guilt and the smart meters will not save 1 watt of the energy they are supposed to address.

https://youtu.be/Q9tHOfXMWrA

EMFs and RF EMFs Interfere With Pacemakers

What are the real health costs associated with putting in pacemakers? Tests, visits to doctors, surgeries, etc never mind the costs to the pacemaker recipients.

Pacemaker manufacturers advise the patient to stay out of an electromagnetic field because the EMF can interfere with the pacemaker. People that work in EMFs have to retire to keep safe and still have to be aware of potential dangers at home. Here is a letter from Sharon Weinstein specific to pacemakers. Sharon is a globally respected international health education administrator associated with some of the most advanced medical education in the world.

EMF & Pacemaker

When it comes to wireless Smart Meters and Wi-Fi as an example, there is much more danger than represented. FortisBC in their application to the BCUC for wireless smart meters admitted under cross examination that their smart grid frequencies will cover 17,000 sq. Kms to communicate with smart meters. While engineer Mark Warren took exception to us saying the smart meters will hurt people, the blanket coverage will take the dangerous EMFs to the homes of all the pacemaker recipients in their coverage area.

The science used by Health Canada, FCC, FortisBC, BC Hydro, Texas PUC, Texas Senate Committee, National Grid in Massachusetts, and other governments or utilities to show safety of wireless exposure is called the Specific Absorption Rate. Here is a picture of a test model used for wireless exposure, can you see the resemblance to human biology? Due to the Wi-Fi computer or smart meter not being held against the head like a cell phone, 24/7 exposure was deemed safe for children, pregnant women, babies, seniors and pacemaker recipients.

Specific Absorption Rate Test
Specific Absorption Rate Test

Dr. William Bailey, a FortisBC expert confirmed under cross examination that in order for people to be hurt by the frequencies, they had to be exposed to the RF EMF. The Specific Absorption Rate didn’t include the grid and once you have the grid, you have causality linking the frequencies to adverse health effects.

In order for the wireless device to work the rest of the wireless circuit has to be included. Here is BC Hydro’s diagram of their smart grid, now you can see how people as well as buildings, infrastructure and ecosystems are hit?

bc hydro smart grid diagram

During the FortisBC application for wireless smart meters, wired versus wireless costs were addressed. Our questions included asking the incorporated costs and liabilities with blanket coverage. FortisBC lawyers didn’t respond and the BCUC allowed them to ignore the related costs and liabilities.

Industry, governments and utilities keeps referring to the meter only. As a result different devices are being used in and around buildings to eliminate the frequency exposure. Look at the utilities own drawing. There are no indoor devices that will protect the building or occupants from the blanket radiation of the grid.

Health costs and tax dollars to put pacemakers in and tax dollars provided by governments to undermine health objectives and kill the patient at home. That is why the grid is extremely dangerous and illegal as applied.

City of Penticton’s Moderated Public Forum on Smart Meter Safety in 2012 Included Professor Curtis Bennett

I was asked by Penticton citizens to speak at their city council agenda to substantiate the RF EMF danger because of my electrical, building engineering and thermal radiation qualifications.

I am also Adjunct Faculty for continuing medical education where doctors, nurses, etc get education credits they require for ongoing medical licensing. The dangers of the RF EMFs as applied has now been lectured for CME credits and applicable in North America.

From there, Kevin Proteau as citizen’s spokesperson asked for a public forum to educate the public.

The City of Penticton, British Columbia agreed to hold a moderated public forum on wireless meter safety. City of Penticton management sat at one table with Itron representing the meter program being safe. Concerned citizen’s representatives sat at the other table with the moderator in between. The City of Penticton had a live audio feed and did video the event. Unfortunately the video quality wasn’t very good and thanks to citizen’s taping the forum, unedited versions of the forum are here for you to see. Special thanks to Dan Bianco for his hours of work putting the information together.

I didn’t attend the meeting just to present information on the dangers of the frequencies. I was there in my professional capacity to see the science as represented by Itron, City of Penticton, citizen’s concerns and how they were represented. Watch all 4 parts of the videos, they represent the science, the sales and public questions after both sides presented.

PART 1: City of Penticton & Itron on Meter Safety

PART 2: Brian Thiesen from Kamloops on the human body and the financial interests pushing Smart Meters

Part 3, Curtis Bennett is a government certified provincial and national electrical professional, a building engineering professional, thermal radiation consultant and lectures the dangers of RF EMFs in medical education for CE Credits required for ongoing medical licensing. Expert witness was provided by Curtis at the request of Canadian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Health where the mechanism linking frequencies to adverse health effects was reported.

Part 4, Questions & Answers From Public

The questions and answers from the public include citizens, people hurt by EMFs, Lyndsey Hall who worked at Radar Stations, Professor Joan Moffat, etc.

Lyndsey explains that Radar Stations are encapsulated with copper wire mess which provides a path for the induced current to go to ground. If that path to ground wasn’t provided, someone touching buildings or equipment on site could provide the path to ground. Electrocution kills.

It is very important for health or biological professionals to listen to Professor Moffat. Her qualified explanation of EMFs interacting with our bodies is alarming. She refers to .2 micro-volts(millionths of 1 volt) increase changes white blood cells and the reality every cell in the body is compromised.

Professor Moffat mentions the frequency ranges within the body from 0-50 Hz. The frequencies in the 2 antennas in the meter are 900,000,000 Hz and 2.45,000,000,000 Hz.
The fact that Safety Code 6(2009) states in the Purpose of the code to limit reduced contact and induced current  should have set off an emergency. There are ZERO circumstances where current can be induced. Current kills.

Safety Code 6(2009) admits critical science is missing and moved forward with this dangerous technology instead of qualifying the missing science first. That missing science has been found and reported through jurisdictions.

Professor Moffat is a must listen to and her presentation in the publicly moderated forum starts at 18:17 and ends at 22:38

Our expectations at the open forum were for the city and Itron to technically qualify the safety of wireless smart meters. That didn’t happen.

Animals Affected by Electrosmog Video and News Article

Here is a picture of the science used to substantiate humans or animals are not affected by wireless exposure. Note the biological significance of the Specific Absorption Rate test model, it doesn’t have any biology.

 

 

 

Here is a video related to animals being affected by electrosmog

Animals affected by electrosmog

News Article specific to the video

Infrared man still fighting to get into Filmon fire report

By Marshall Jones, staff reporter (Capital News, Kelowna, British Columbia)

Curtis Bennett still gets no satisfaction from the Filmon inquiry into last summer’s forest fire situation.

As first reported by the Capital News, Bennett’s entire submission on the merits of practical application of infrared technology to fight fires was missing from Gary Filmon’s final report.

Bennett has attempted to contact the former Manitoba premier who led the inquiry but hasn’t heard much. Bennett was told that his submission to the inquiry was lost in a technical glitch.

In an E-mail to Bennett, Filmon apologized for the commission.

“I remember your presentation well and have mentioned it to several people,” Filmon wrote. “I hope there will be an interest in pursuing the infrared technology in B.C.”

On the advice of provincial ombudsman Rick Webber, Bennett now wants Filmon to file an addendum to the review budgeted at a half-million dollars.

Chris Shaw was an Army Reserve firefighter in Barrier and says the technology exploited by Bennett would be a great addition to the effort. Infrared, which measures visual temperatures, is currently used by the B.C. Forest Service and city fire crews but not in the same way, he said.

“Some of the imaging they have still has to be converted,” he added. “What Curtis is able to do is give it to you right away.”

Shaw is interested in Bennett’s submission, both as a front-liner at the time, but also as a communications officer with the B.C. Green Party, which has taken on Bennett’s cause. They both believe that the technology could help pilots see through smoke to drop their water. Shaw said it could also be used on the ground to put out hot spots. The current method of finding hot spots is a guessing game, somewhat akin to testing each piece of ground covered by a forest fire. Sometimes tree roots burn right through the ground and can flare up again with a gust of wind. Infrared can find those spots and tell crews when they are extinguished.

“This isn’t a partisan issue,” Shaw said. “I remember some of the reports, they were saying they’d like to send bombers in but they can’t see anything. When someone comes in and says here look at this, this is where your fire is, it’s about protecting people.”

Carr Calls Filmon’s Error “Highly Suspicious”

Straight Talk
Carr Calls Filmon’s Error “Highly Suspicious”
By charlie smith
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2004

A Kelowna engineering technologist has told the Straight that he repeatedly tried to tell provincial officials last summer that his infrared technology would have enabled forest firefighters to see the Okanagan Park fire through the smoke.

Curtis Bennett, owner of Thermografix Consulting Corp., said if his technology was used, firefighters might have had more success fighting the blaze, which destroyed more than 200 homes in Kelowna.

Last summer, provincial officials said in several media briefings that heavy smoke hampered efforts to fight the fire.

Bennett told the Straight that after the fire started, he contacted local Liberal MLA John Weisbeck, Forests Minister Mike de Jong’s office, the fire command team, the Kelowna fire department, and the provincial fire commissioner’s office, all to no avail.

“Our [provincial] fire budget was $58 million,” Bennett said. “We spent half a billion, yet fought it blind.”

The Ministry of Forests and Kelowna assistant fire chief Steve Kinsey did not return calls from the Straight by deadline. Bennett said that Edmonton’s fire department began using his technology 10 years ago.

On August 22, Bennett added, he was on an Okanagan Lake beach taking pictures of the fire through the smoke when Premier Gordon Campbell and his entourage arrived to speak to the media. “The premier came over, looked at the fire through the smoke, and said ‘Wow,’ ” Bennett recalled.

Bennett said he told Campbell’s press aide that the provincial government wasn’t using his technology and passed along a business card. Bennett’s pictures later appeared in Kelowna newspapers, but he said the technology was never used by fire crews. “I volunteered my services,” he said. “We could have given those guys immediate sight.”

Bennett also said that on November 26, he told this tale at a Kelowna public hearing held by the Firestorm 2003 Review Team, chaired by former Manitoba premier Gary Filmon.

Filmon’s report did not mention Bennett on its lengthy list of presenters. The report also didn’t comment on the application of infrared technology to fighting forest fires.

“It’s irresponsible and it’s unacceptable,” Bennett said. “There is not one reference to this technology, but he does talk about sprinklers on roofs.”

Green Party of B.C. leader Adriane Carr told the Straight that the “omission” of Bennett’s presentation from the Filmon report is “highly suspicious”. Carr added that she thinks it warrants further investigation.

“The province probably has some concerns about liability on all of this,” Carr said. “But I think the public needs to know, and the government needs to be pushed on making sure it not only did but will in the future do everything possible to avoid any loss.”

Filmon told the Straight that he recalls Bennett’s presentation and thought the technology was interesting. He said Bennett wasn’t taped because of a “technical glitch” and that’s why he wasn’t mentioned in the report.

“I had no motivation to cover up anything,” Filmon said. “Certainly something like this did not represent negligence or liability.”

Filmon said that promoters of many products made presentations. He added that the Ministry of Forests would have had to test each one before he could make any judgments.

Filmon commission High-tech camera could have helped, owner tells review

Image taken by Curtis Bennett without infrared camera. Image taken by Curtis Bennett with infrared camera. Contributed
Image taken by Curtis Bennett without infrared camera. Image taken by Curtis Bennett with infrared camera. Contributed

By Marshall Jones, staff reporter (Capital News, Kelowna, British Columbia)

Local man says his infrared camera allows predictions of fire movement.

If fire officials couldn’t see the Okanagan Mountain Park fire advance through all the smoke, then Curtis Bennett saw more than they did.

Bennett, of Thermografix Consulting, told the Provincial Firestorm Review Thursday that he used his infrared camera to see what no one else could.

More frustrating for Bennett was that no one would let him show the value of the special camera, which he says is far more advanced than typical forward-looking infrared cameras.

“Then I find out they are blind looking through the smoke when I can let them see the direction the fire is taking before it even gets there,” Bennett told the Filmon commission.

He produced a series of pictures he took showing a typical camera view of smoke from Aug. 22.

But in infrared, the fire is seen spreading quickly along the hillside.

In other photos, he shows people milling about on a smoky street. Switch to infrared and you can see the fire on a hillside not far behind the people.

“It is not just the equipment, it is the interpretation of this technology and heat transfer,” he says.

“Why not treat a forest fire for what it is, which is one big hot spot.”

He maintains that using different sensitivity settings, he can see heat build ahead of the fire which, with the right training, might help predict fire movement.

He uses the camera in private commercial applications such as showing structural defects in buildings.

Fire fighters already use infrared cameras in certain applications but Bennett insists he can prove the value of his camera and his know-how.

mjones@kelownacapnews.com