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Vaughn Fire Department Test Out Thermal Tech

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Vaughn Firefighters are testing out thermal imaging products before they buy their new equipment. The Vaughn Fire Department along with the Sun River Department are checking out some thermal imaging technology in the Cascade and Lewis and Clark County burn trailer.

"Today we are having a demonstration thermal imaging cameras we have had many manufactures even mail their cameras and we had one representative that was kind enough to come out and demonstrate his thermal imaging equipment," explains Fire Chief Doug Saldivar.

The Vaughn Fire Department is looking into buying new thermal imaging cameras, something they had to borrow and now with the money they saved they can buy and share their own thermal imaging camera.

"We've been saving money for quite a few years to finally budget a thermal imaging camera. The Vaughn School kids have donated money they earned for us to do cameras which you guys did a story on for us last summer."

A thermal imaging camera is a device that can help fire fighters do their job safer and more efficient.

"Thermal imaging finds heat, it finds cold, search and rescue, size up everything to keep your Firefighters safer and let them do their job quicker," says ISG Thermal Camera Rep. Jay White.

For the Vaughn Fire Department the need for safety is important and they are always looking to add more volunteers.

"We're currently pretty short on volunteers as most of the departments and we are always willing to use any kind of assistance from the members of the community, whether they can actually fight fires or just help out on fires we are always looking for volunteers," says Saldivar.

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