New Wildfire Technology Installed to Assist Alaska Fire Department

System will detect persistent growing heat sources

 

 

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Thermo-sensing cameras were installed in Alaska to help the fire department locate, analyze and monitor wildfires, officials said.

The security-like thermography camera is meant to help the Anchorage Fire Department respond to fires faster by providing a more precise location, The Alaska Energy Desk reported Friday.

The $12,000 camera is now one of two installed in Anchorage, officials said. The first was installed at the Anchorage Fire Department.

Former fire respondent Chris Northcut volunteered to have the sec

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