Google’s Nest brand and the Leary Firefighter Foundation recently announced the two winners to their 3rd Annual Thank You Grant. The maker of the Nest Protect Smoke + CO Alarm and the national firefighter foundation asked communities to support outstanding public safety personnel, prompting them to nominate their local department for the grant opportunity. Ultimately, the Hobart (IN) and Dunkirk (MD) fire departments were chosen by Leary Firefighter Foundation to receive $25,000 grants.
With the grant, the Hobart Fire Department will be able to purchase new software and tablets to help streamline reporting systems and allow for smooth transitions between calls and investigations. The Dunkirk Fire Department, a 100-percent volunteer department, will use its $25,000 to add three thermal imaging cameras to its arsenal that will aid in searches of trapped occupants on emergency calls.
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