TFD Adds New Thermal Imaging Camera

Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 5:21 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Tulsa firefighters have a new life-saving tool.  On Tuesday, the Tulsa Fire Department received a state-of-the-art thermal imaging camera.

Fireman's Fund Insurance Company and Rich and Cartmill Inc. teamed up to provide a more than $11,000 grant to purchase the handheld camera.  Crews use it to see through smoke and darkness to help rescue fire victims.

The department now has 35 of the cameras.  They hope to eventually put one on every fire truck.