Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Fire department purchases thermal imagers


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IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP -— The Ironwood Township Volunteer Fire Department recently purchased six personal thermal imagers, making it one of the first departments in the county to equip its members with the smaller versions of the technology.

“Typically, … in a fire setting, (thermal imagers) are used to locate hotspots inside the wall. They can also tell the temperature of the room, whether it’s getting to be that point of flashover. They’re used in low light situations when it’s smoke filled and (fire fighters are) searching, looking for occupants of...