Graham Fire Dept. gets funding for 2 new thermal imaging cameras
GRAHAM, Ky. (WFIE) - The Graham Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded two thermal imaging camera grants.
They say the Kentucky Fire Commission approved them for a Flir k-33, and the Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation and Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital awarded a grant that allowed them to buy a Flir K-65 and bring in a professional training company to train firefighters how to use it.
A thermal imager allows firefighters to see heat signatures through smoke, ranging from a human or animal to fire hidden in voids.
Fire officials say these are life saving tools, and they’ll have classes for training later in August.
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