Kestrel 0855FWORA 5500FW Fire Weather Meter Pro

    By Kestrel | Mfr#: 0855FWORA | Tiger#: TS86400
    • 5500FW Fire Weather Meter Pro KST0855FWORA
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    Highlights

    • Versatile weather measurement device for firefighters
    • Includes lanyard, battery, carry pouch
    • Built-in PIG/FDFM calculation without the need for reference cards
    • Waterless calculation of Natural Wet Bulb Temperature
    • Wireless connection for remote viewing and sharing of readings
    • Sunlight-readable backlit graphic display 
    • Battery life: up to 400 hours
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    List Price: $505.56
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    Overview for Kestrel 0855FWORA 5500FW Fire Weather Meter Pro

    Predict fire behaviors on the field with NIST-traceable accuracy and reliability without time-consuming setups with the Kestrel 5500FW Fire Weather Meter Pro. This meter measures every environmental condition plus PIG and FDFM without the need for printed reference tables. On top of measuring the current environmental conditions, the 5500FW also tracks trends and presents them in clear graphed data. Readings are displayed on a large, hi-res, easily readable digital display. The 5500FW is drop-tested, dust-proof, and waterproof, keeping it damage-free despite extreme conditions on a fire line wherever you’re assigned. 

    Accurate, precise, and fast. The 5500FW is relied on by deployed firefighters, Fire Behavior Analysts (FBAN’s), and meteorologists for precise and accurate measurement of all relevant weather variables needed to understand how fire is behaving and how to keep the crew safe. It is equipped with the most advanced sensors with impressive accuracy and incredibly low calibration drift. This meter stays accurate without the need for calibration for years. The built-in Probability of Ignition (PIG) and Fine Dead Fuel Moisture (FDFM) tables also eliminate the time, complexity, and human errors often involved in using paper lookup tables. 

    This versatile meter also measures altitude, barometric pressure, wet bulb temperature (psychrometric), wind speed, wind direction and orientation, wind chill, relative humidity, density altitude, heat index, crosswind/headwind/tailwind, dew point temperature, and station pressure (absolute pressure). 

    Instant setup, easy to use. When you arrive on site, the 5500FW is ready to take all readings instantly without tedious setups, unlike a traditional belt weather kit. It can measure and log temperature, humidity, and pressure when turned off so you can access all trends when you need to. The Kestrel 5500FW features easy, intuitive controls and a large, hi-res graphic display that is backlit for use in low light and easily readable in bright sunlight. Over 10,000 sets of time-stamped data are tracked and logged, with an on-screen graphic of history allowing you to observe environmental trends and more effectively predict fire behavior. It runs on one AA battery for around 400 hours depending on usage. 

    Optional wireless connectivity and vane mount. The optional Bluetooth LiNK wireless connectivity enables the 5500FW to seamlessly send current and logged data and alerts directly to your computer (via a dongle) or iOS / Android mobile device up to 100’ away. This allows you to view and share environmental changes so you and your crew can stay safe and prepared. LiNK also enables effortless firmware updates of the meter. The LiNK version also comes with a vane mount that you can use to mount the 5500FW to a tripod (not included), turning it into a stand-alone weather station. 

    The Kestrel 5500FW floats, is waterproof to IP67 standards, and is drop tested to MIL-STD-810G standards. With its accuracy, built-in PIG / FDFM calculations, ability to track trends, and rugged build, the Kestrel 5500FW Fire Weather Meter Pro is definitely a great addition to any firefighter’s arsenal of weather tracking devices for improved safety and response time on the fire ground. 

    Configuration Options

    The Kestrel 5500FW Fire Weather Meter Pro is available in two models: one without wireless LiNK capability and the other with LiNK feature as well as a vane mount. Please select your preference from the menu above to place your order.

    • 0855FWORA: Kestrel 5500FW Fire Weather Meter Pro
    • 0855FWLVORA: Kestrel 5500FW Fire Weather Meter Pro with LiNK and Vane Mount