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Councilor Borrego and Chief Dow Announce New Thermal Imaging Cameras for Fire Stations 18, 21, and 22

New Thermal Imaging Cameras for Albuquerque’s north west area firefighters will save lives

On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, City Councilor Cynthia D. Borrego joined City of Albuquerque Fire Chief Paul Dow and the City’s Chief Administrative Officer Sarita Nair to announce the purchase of state of the art technology--Thermal Imaging Cameras.

Thermal Imaging Cameras convert heat energy to visual energy. This allows firefighters to see through smoke and darkness to identify humans in need of rescue. Fire Stations 18, 21, and 22, all in the north west part of Albuquerque, will be equipped with the new cameras.

Councilor Borrego purchased the Thermal Imaging Cameras using her City Council set-aside funds, for a total cost of $22,488.