• Graham firefighters receive a FLIR K2 Thermal Imaging Camera from the Graham Fire and Rescue Auxiliary, who purchased the new camera for the department with funds from last years Graham Fire and Rescue Auxiliary golf tournament. Shown from l-r are Lauren Webb, Cole Carlin, Daniel Webb, David Aleshire and Audy Walker. (Leader photo by Thomas Wallner)
  • Graham firefighter David Aleshire shows off the new thermal imaging camera purchased by the Graham Fire and Rescue Auxiliary. The camera can pick up heat signatures behind walls and show the temperature both numerically and visually on the screen via varying colors that depict the temperature level. (Leader photo by Thomas Wallner)

Auxiliary gives handheld thermal imaging camera to GFD

The Graham Fire and Rescue Auxiliary recently donated a new thermal imaging camera to the Graham Fire Department, a $1,400 cost that thanks to the auxiliary won’t come out of the city’s pocket.

The funding for the camera came from the auxiliary’s annual golf tournament fundraiser from 2016. The fundraiser is a way to give back to the department and the city, auxiliary member Daniel Webb said.

“It’s a handheld item that is very, very expensive so I mean with the people helping us with our golf tournament we in turn can help the citizens of Graham where they don’t have to use tax money to buy these kind of items,” he said.

According to firefighter David Aleshire it is uncommon for the department to get a new thermal imaging camera every decade. Currently the department has three portable cameras, each varying in size as the technology got more advanced through the years.

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