The Porter County Community Foundation awarded Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department funding for the purchase of a new thermal imaging camera to support its operations.
The Thermal Imaging Camera or TIC is a camera used by firefighters to allow them to see areas through smoke, darkness, or heat-permeable barriers. The Thermal Imaging Camera allows firefighters to be able to pick up heat signatures in areas they cannot see for instances of people who may be trapped inside a home.
Porter County Community Foundation President Bill Higbie and Vice President Jeri Gabbert presented Fire Chief Brian Duncan and Assistant Chief Michael Wineland a grant check on Oct. 5, at the fire station. PCCF members saw firsthand a live demonstration of the thermal imaging camera when a kitchen oven was turned on and watching the screen readings.
The Porter County Community Foundation has been granting funds from the generosity of donors and many others alike since 1996.
“Without the support from the foundation we would not be able to equip our firefighters with needed equipment to perform duties without limitations,” the LTVFD said.
“The foundation has made an impact in our operations by allowing us the ability to equip our firefighters with life-saving equipment. The Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department expresses its gratitude to the Foundation for their financial support in improving the services at Liberty Fire.”