Legion buys camera for fire department

The Centre Wellington Fire and Rescue Department’s Fergus station has purchased a thermal imag­ing camera.

It camera has been installed in the Fergus rescue truck.

The purchase would not have been possible without a donation from the Fergus Roy­al Canadian Legion Branch 275.

Thermal imaging cameras are an essential tool for fire­fighters. They create a picture by displaying differences in temperatures. They are used to find fire or hot spots that may be hidden from view, or to help find victims, even in the worst smoke conditions.

The cameras allow fire­fight­ers to be more efficient when searching. They help mini­mize property damage or they may even help save a life.

The fire department stated its thanks to the Fergus Royal Canadian Legi­on Branch 275 for its donation.