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…

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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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