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AFD tests new gear

Albany- City firefighters are training on new thermal imaging cameras. The city bought 11 of the new thermal cameras for $130,000. Each fire pumper will be equipped with a thermal camera.

The cameras show heat images, so firefighters can see through blinding smoke and darkness.

"We're able to see better and take less chances. And also find the victims a lot quicker, and put out those fires a lot sooner," said camera instructor Raul Muniz .

The firefighters training should be complete Wednesday. The mounts on the fire trucks for the thermal imaging cameras are being installed, and should be in use by next week.

posted by dave.miller@walb.com

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