Mill Valley Fire Department was awarded $21,000 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant
On Friday July 13th, the Mill Valley Fire Department was awarded $21,000 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant which is managed by FEMA. The grant will purchase two new Thermal Imaging Cameras (TIC). Firefighters use all of their senses when fighting fires. During a structure fire, smoke can quickly deprive firefighters of sight, thus handicapping their ability to perform effectively. Thermal imaging cameras help firefighters see through the smoke to quickly locate any victims, animals or the seat of the fire.
The Mill Valley Fire Department has been operating TIC’s for some time. We very much appreciate the funding provided through this grant to replace our aging equipment.