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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.

Department Specs

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.”

Deployment Model
NXT Thermal Imager Deployment

Ross Township Fire Department deploys two advanced NFPA-certified thermal imagers used by the officers on-scene.

Ideal models for this type of deployment strategy would be QXT or the NFPA 1801-Certified NXT to offer the most full-featured versatility to the department.

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