Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
December 5, 2007
Valdosta - When firefighters enter a burning building, a thick smokescreen usually separates them from a victim trapped inside.
But the Valdosta fire department's new tools will help guide the way. "It's dark. The room is filled with smoke and to a degree, this allows us to see through the smoke," says Capt. Ken Gallagher.
They received six thermal imaging cameras that they say will drastically improve their rescue capabilities. "What the thermal imager does is picks up temperature differences which allows us to quickly locate victims as well as other firefighters," says Lt. Brian Boutwell.
"Every single situation we go to is going to be 100% more improved. Its going to make us get in there quicker to search for victims and its going to let us find the seat of the fire quicker thus reducing the amount of fire loss," Gallagher adds.
And with its infrared technology, the cameras will assist firefighters in almost every scenario they may face. "We use it in search and rescue, locating hidden fires, overhaul and if need be, to find one of our firefighters," Boutwell says.
But firefighters say while its a great tool, its not THE tools so they must always rely on their training and instincts when facing a fire.