Cold Lake Fire-Rescue is excited to have four new thermal imaging cameras in its possession.
The cameras and their charging stations were ordered in December after Cold Lake Fire-Rescue received $7,500 from the Enbridge Fueling Futures Grant to purchase the equipment.
“These cameras are very valuable to our operations,” said Fire Chief Jeff Fallow. “They allow us to look for hot spots in walls or vehicles, where we can’t normally see, to help make sure any fires are out completely.”
The thermal imaging cameras will be placed on four front-line vehicles: two in the Downtown District Station, and two in the Lakeshore District Station.
“They also make a great training tool for our firefighters,” said Fallow. “We train once a week, and these cameras can help teach them where to look for any spots we may have missed while fighting a fire. We’re very thankful to Enbridge for their continued support of our fire-rescue service.”
Volunteer firefighters train every Tuesday evening at both stations and respond to calls in the community and surrounding area at any time. Applications to become a volunteer firefighter can be downloaded from www.coldlake.com/recruit or stop by the Downtown District Station at 5207 55 Street to pick up a paper copy.