Staff ReportNewsWest 9
OZONA - The Ozona Volunteer Fire Department has some new gear.
They bought a brand new thermal imaging camera that will help with rescues.
It's all thanks to a $15,000 grant awarded by the Texas A&M Forest Service.
The new camera has several updated features that will help speed up search and rescues.
It shows temperatures and records video with a color screen that allows firefighters to see deeper into the heat source.
The camera can also detect the source of heat when someone reports a smoke odor but doesn't see a fire.