THERMAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGY: WHAT`S RIGHT FOR YOUR DEPARTMENT? KEN DOZIER You`ve wanted thermal imaging technology for your department for some time and finally have the funds to make the purchase. How do you ensure that you are ordering the type of unit and added options that are most suited to your department`s needs? The Abilene (TX) Fire Department was faced with these and other important questions after the money for purchasing the thermal imaging technology was raised through a communitywide fundraising effort. KTAB-TV, a local station, and a few area merchants had approached the fire department with an offer to raise the funds to purchase the thermal imaging equipment. A t...

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