The Lapaz-North Township Fire Department has purchased an $8,000 thermal imaging camera thanks to fundraising efforts and a grant from the Marshall County Community Foundation. The camera will assist firefighters in seeing through smoke and darkness to quickly locate someone trapped in a building in the case of a fire.
This camera can also play a major role in reducing property damage. Firefighters can often locate hot spots inside walls and extinguish them before they spread.
Fundraisers held by the fire department and the residents of Lapaz and North Township and a grant from the Marshall County Community Foundation made this purchase possible.
Fire Chief Chris Oginsky is happy to have this necessity which allows first responders to have the latest life-saving technology that is critical in ensuring the safety of the people in the community.