Firefighters equip truck with infrared camera for safer driving

June 23, 2014

Firefighters in North Routt County in Colorado have equipped a new truck with a PathFindIR II driver vision enhancement infrared camera from FLIR in hopes of steering them away from hidden wildlife dangers on the area’s rural roads. This year alone, two firefighters have hit wildlife on their way to emergencies, so the North Routt Fire Protection District Station 2 Chief Mike Swinsick hopes that the PathFindIR II, which features a 320 x 240 uncooled microbolometer thermal imager with a spectral band of 8 – 14 µm, will prevent such instances in the future. >>>Read more

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Former VSD Editor James Carroll joined the team 2013.  Carroll covered machine vision and imaging from numerous angles, including application stories, industry news, market updates, and new products. In addition to writing and editing articles, Carroll managed the Innovators Awards program and webcasts.

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