New thermal imaging cameras for AFD

The Amarillo Fire Department will be using 19 new thermal imaging cameras.

The Amarillo City Commission has voted today to buy them for the Fire Department.  Currently the fire department has a thermal imaging camera for each truck. This new purchase would provide an additional camera for each.

The Amarillo Fire Department policy is to provide 4-to-5 firefighters per truck. No, two teams from each truck will have access to the technology during emergencies.

Funding is from a certificate of obligation from 2007.