Local fire department receives grant to buy important equipment

The Hannover Fire Service has received a grant to help purchase potentially life-saving equipment.

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada awarded a $20,455 grant to the Hannover Fire Department to enable it to purchase a drone with a thermal imaging camera, two additional flight batteries, and a searchlight and broadcasting system.

“Drones will be used to support fire operations, relaying vital information about fire growth and heat to incident commanders. It will also increase the safety of firefighters in surveillance positions, allowing the department to keep tabs on firefighters working in hazardous areas. Firefighters,” a statement from the Hannover Fire Department said.

Additionally, drones can be used in rescue incidents, using thermal imaging to locate people in distress.

“We are very grateful to the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of Canada and our local Firehouse Subs in Owen Sound for providing us with this grant and making a positive impact on our community,” said Hannover Mayor Sue Paterson. “We are grateful to have access to the tools we need to continue to keep the citizens of Hanover safe and protected.”

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