TI Case Study: Small Department, Grant Funding
• Career Dept • Funding: Grant, AFG • Recommended Models: NXT •
Thermal Imager Deployment Case Study
The fire department of Ross Township, Ohio is a mix of full-time and part-time firefighters who deploy two NFPA-certified thermal imagers, purchased through the AFG Grant.
When using AFG grant funds to purchase the department's two thermal imagers, selecting a NFPA-certified TI that exhibited proven durability was key for this department.
- Department Size: 45 Full-time and Part-time
- Population Served: 10,200
- Annual Runs: 1500
- Thermal Imagers in Service: 2
Advice from Ross Township Fire Department
⇒ Training is Vital
“An imager is only as good as the officer who is using it. You've got to train with a TI just like you train with any other tool.”
⇒ Durability is Key
“As a small department, it was important that we select an imager that is durable and tough.”
⇒ Don't Forget About Battery Management
“So that our imagers are always ready to go, excellent battery management is a key objective for us. We have a sound system for tracking and rotating our batteries to ensure a long and reliable life.”
Ross Township Fire Department deploys two advanced NFPA-certified thermal imagers used by the officers on-scene.