Flint Fire Department Receives Grant, Gets New Thermal Imaging Cameras
Thanks a new grant, the Flint Fire Department will be able to purchase some valuable equipment. Each fire engine will now carry a special thermal imaging camera.
The 100 Club of Genesee, Shiawassee, and Lapeer Counties is responsible for the $5,200 grant. That club is made up of people that contribute money to causes like this every year.
The new thermal imaging cameras will be able to help firefighters identify "hidden fires." According to fire chief Ray Barton:
"Thermal imaging cameras can be used to see heat energy being released through a door or a wall which may indicate the presence of what we call hidden fires...These cameras can assist our fire fighters with rescue procedures, so they will be a big benefit to this department."
Source: Fox 66