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Thermal Manikin


Most mannequins don’t have heat signatures, but LION Thermal Rescue Manikins are 20-30F over ambient room temperature.

Thermal Manikin

Conduct TIC Training Using a Real Heat Signature

  • Keep Volunteers Safe

    Humans are often used in thermal imaging camera (TIC) operation, and that introduces them to unsafe conditions.

  • Thermal Signature Mannequin

    Most mannequins don’t have heat signatures, but LION Thermal Manikins are 20-30F over ambient room temperature.

  • Anatomically Correct

    LION thermal manikin also has uniform weight distribution and movable joints.

  • Voice Box

    LION thermal manikin has a voice box too. Playback can be sound-activated or timed.

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How It Works

Embedded Heat Emitters

The manikin uses embedded heat emitters combined with innovative heat diffusion technology that accurately simulates a person’s thermal signature.


Built-in Thermostat

The built-in heating unit allows the body temperature to be raised. A thermostat ensures that the manikin remains at the required temperature.


Rechargeable Batteries

The manikin contains built-in power supplies with strong and rechargeable batteries.


Built to Last

The manikin is made of tough material designed to meet the needs of firefighting training.


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Digital Nozzle


  • Constructed from TFT™1 3/4 inch automatic nozzle
  • Infrared signal with green laser
  • Speaker simulating hose line discharge
  • On/Off adjustable bail positions
  • Rechargeable, internal NiMH 1600mAh, 7.2 volt battery


Optional Accessories

  • Digital Nozzle Transport Case (D)
  • Additional Weighted Hose Line
  • Air compressor
  • SCBA Regulator/Adapter for inflation of hose line
  • Coupling adapters for other hose lines

Training Opportunities

Thermal imaging cameras are becoming standard tools within the fire service and law enforcement arsenal. The LION thermal manikin is a training mannequin developed for thermal imaging camera training.

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Billy Goldfeder | Deputy Fire Chief Loveland-Symmes Fire Department

"Recently, the Baton Rouge Fire Department accepted delivery of the ITS Xtreme fire extinguisher training prop and we have hit the ground running. We have trained over 200 people in the proper use of a fire extinguisher in approximately 6 weeks. This new technology is leaps and bounds better and more efficient than the old training method of the burn pan and carbon dioxide extinguishers. We are able to take full advantage of the ability to recharge the extinguishers onsite, thereby allowing us to reach more people effectively. This unit is exponentially easier to setup, use and maintain than previous methods."

Clint L. Sanchez | Baton Rouge Fire Department

"When you combine ease of use, quick set up and tear down time, actual training time, and SAFETY of this training system, there is nothing out there comparable."

George Ostrom | Safety Asst, AMRI Global

"The customer service has been awesome! I did have a problem with one of the fire extinguishers when it was first delivered. I made one phone call and spoke with a technician who immediately sent out a brand new extinguisher. They have contacted me often to make sure that I was completely satisfied and wasn’t having any further problems. It’s not too often that you can not only get a great product, but also great service. I would highly recommend it to others."

Denita Lynch | High Point Fire Department

"I have trained about 125 employees for one company, with great success. The system is very easy to set up, as well as to operate."

Pat Patterson | President LAAP, Inc.

"Thanks to [LION], we have directly cut over $1,000 annually from our contracted fire training and since we have been able to easily train staff, the system has paid for itself; given the cost of contracting out this training to the number of staff we trained ourselves."

Dylan Hayes | Disaster Response Manager, Seattle Children’s Hospital

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