COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services recently purchased 60 new thermal imaging cameras. The cameras will replace 42 old ones.
Firefighter Denell Boyd said the cameras help fire crews find victims in smoky structures with little to no visibility. They also allow firefighters to discover hot spots and hidden fires behind walls and ceilings.
The new cameras use advanced technology to produce sharper and brighter images than the old ones, according to Boyd.
The fire department used 2011 SPLOST funds to pay for the cameras.