The Vinton Fire & EMS Department recently received a new Scott thermal imaging camera from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The new equipment was not able to be obtained due to local budget and economic contraints. The device increases a fire victims chances of survival by allowign firefighters to quickly locate and remove them from dangerous environments. The new camera replaces outdated equipment.
"Our local heroes need to be prepared at a moment's notice to protect and save our lives," said Chris Pietryzk, franchisee of the Roanoke, VA Firehouse Subs location. "Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, with the support of our restaurants, is dedicated to equip, educate and fund our first responders."
Captain Chris Linkous of the Vinton Fire & EMS Department said, "We are very appreciative of the support of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and the local Firehouse Subs restaurants in allowing us to obtain this valuable equipment."