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Bullard Awards Central City Fire Department with Eclipse® LD Thermal Imager

APRIL 12, 2014 – CYNTHIANA, KY – Bullard awarded Central City Fire Department (CCFD) in Central City, Colorado, with an Eclipse LD Thermal Imager today at the FDIC Show in Indianapolis, Indiana. CCFD participated in Bullard's FDIC Eclipse LD Giveaway, which provided fire departments in the U.S. and Canada with an opportunity to submit stories that explained how a thermal imager would benefit them. CCFD is one of three fire departments Bullard selected to receive an Eclipse LD.

CCFD is a combination department with one career Fire Chief and 12 volunteer firefighters. The department, which did not own a thermal imager until today, operates two fire stations and is responsible for covering 36 square miles of Gilpin County. Fire Chief Gary Allen accepted the Eclipse LD Thermal Imager at Bullard's FDIC Booth.

Fire departments had to meet the following criteria to be considered for the giveaway: department has under 50 firefighters; department is all volunteer or combination; department currently owns one or fewer thermal imagers; and the department has not purchased or received a thermal imager in the last five years.

“We are committed to providing firefighters with the safety tools they need to protect themselves and the citizens of their communities,” said Eric Pasch, President and CEO of Bullard. “Often, volunteer fire departments go without safety equipment or are using very old equipment because of budget constraints. Our goal with this giveaway was to reach out to volunteer fire departments and get thermal imagers in their hands.”

Founded in 1898, Bullard is a leading manufacturer of personal protective equipment and systems worldwide. Product lines include thermal imagers, firefighter and rescue helmets, respiratory protection devices, and hard hats. Bullard is headquartered in Cynthiana, Kentucky. For more information on Bullard products, contact us or call Bullard Customer Service at 877-BULLARD or visit