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THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - The Thomasville Fire Department has new technology they're ready to put to the test.
They say a new computer system in their vehicles will make it safer and quicker to fight fires. Day one of pre-fire planning had Thomasville Fire/Rescue workers going door-to-door.
"We're going out to each business," said Capt. Tommy Benton of Thomasville Fire/Rescue. "If they have a sprinkler system, fire detection system, any hazardous chemicals stored. It tells us everything about the business."
They even made a stop at the WALB News 10 bureau in downtown Thomasville, documenting valuable information that can assist them on a call.
The data is accessible in every truck that responds to a fire. "When we arrive on scene, we bring that address up. We'll have a picture of the building, what's inside, nearest fire hydrant."
The city fire department got the new trucks with the computer system last year. Now - they're ready to put them to work.
Fire officials say the ultimate goal is to have every Thomasville business linked with the system. "It will make it faster and a lot more safe," said Benton.
A lot of foot work now that will save time - and even lives - in the future. Firemen also pointed out simple fire hazards to business owners during their morning inspections.