Murphys Creek Fire Brigade sees through smoke with thermal imaging cameras

The Murphys Creek Rural Fire Brigade will be able to fight fires more safely thanks to a grant from the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations Program.

Murphys Creek Fire Brigade

The Murphys Creek Rural Fire Brigade will be able to fight fires more safely thanks to a grant from the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations Program.

The Brigade used the grant to purchase thermal imaging equipment and incident command system kits.

First Officer Aaron Sheehan thanked Inland Rail for the grant.

“The Thermal Imaging Cameras (TIC’s) will allow us to see through a smoke-filled room, clearly visualise heat sources during firefighting operations and assist us with search and rescue operations,” said Mr Sheehan.

“These cameras provide better oversight for what our firefighters face on a job and assist us in making safer decisions for the public and our crews.

“Both pieces of equipment are now fitted on our trucks, complete with their own vehicle holders and chargers,” he said.

Inland Rail’s Director – Planning, Communications and Stakeholder Relations, Rebecca Pickering said safety is a key value for Inland Rail.

“I am really pleased that our grant will help the Murphys Creek Fire Brigade operate more safely,” Mrs Pickering said.

Inland Rail is committed to supporting communities along our alignment by making voluntary financial contributions to eligible community groups through the Community Sponsorships and Donations Program.

The next round of the program is open until 31 July 2021. Please email IRCommunitySponsorships@ARTC.com.au for terms and conditions, and to access the application form.


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