Oak Grove Fire Dept. Adds Thermal Camera

3The fire department at Oak Grove, Arkansas has added a valuable tool with the purchase of a new thermal imaging camera.

Assistant Chief Mike McKelvey says the equipment benefits firefighters by making their job easier and safer…


McKelvey says the thermal imaging camera will assist with internal and external search and rescue operations, as well as locating fires and hidden fires within a structure.

The Oak Grove department covers 99 square miles and currently has a staff of 18 firefighters.

The expenditure of approximately $3,500 was approved by the Oak Grove City Council.


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