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Thermal Imaging Camera Improves Firefighter and Public Safety

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A camera that literally can see through smoke can save lives, property and identify hazardous materials. The Burney Fire Protection District has added this amazing piece of equipment to their inventory thanks to a generous grant from the Redding Rancheria Community Fund in 2016. Imagine the time and property savings if while fighting a house fire you could pinpoint a hot spot in a wall without having to tear a whole wall down looking for a source of the fire. In a traffic accident, the thermal camera could identify whether a seat in the car was warm from being occupied so that rescue workers could search nearby for a person that may have been ejected from the vehicle. Thanks to this grant, emergency response in the event of fire, a rescue situation, hazardous materials incident and other emergencies is much improved in the Burney region.

Related Fund: Redding Rancheria Community Fund

 

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