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State Program Helps Virginia Firefighters Purchase New Thermal Imaging Cameras

(Roanoke County Fire & Rescue, Facebook)

Nine new TICs for Roanoke County firefighters

FirefighterNation Staff

ROANOKE COUNTY, Virginia – Roanoke County firefighters recently purchased nine new thermal imaging cameras thanks for funding from a state program.

WSLS reports that the money came from the Virginia Department of Fire Programs.

Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Charlie Rucker told WSLS that while the cameras will be used to locate victims and hotspots, firefighters will also use them in the decision-making processes and to analyze the fire environment before fighting a fire.

FireRescue Magazine on Thermal Imaging

The department hopes to purchase four more thermal imaging cameras in 2021.

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