Eleven departments receive "Into the Fire" grants

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and Fireman's Fund Insurance Company have selected eight fire departments to receive new thermal imaging cameras and three to receive other equipment from the "Into the Fire" grant program.Eleven winners were chosen out of more than 1,249 proposals. The combined value of all grants is more than $90,000."The pure number of applications to this grant program show how desperate local fire departments are to get new thermal imagers," said Ron Siarnicki, executive director of the NFFF.Each camera, valued at approximately $10,000, uses updated technology to enable firefighters to "see" through smoke and darkness to quickly locate anyone trapped...

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