Omega recently made a donation to the West Clinton Fire Department (the closest fire house to Omega), which allowed them to purchase a second thermal imaging camera. Here's a short news clip about the piece that appeared in the Hudson Valley News.
Omega Donates to West Clinton Fire Department
By Ray Oberly
Omega Institute for Holistic Studies gave a generous donation that allowed the West Clinton Fire Department to purchase a second Bullard Thermal Imaging Camera. This thermal camera allows the viewer to see people in the dark or in a smoke-filled structure and also to see hot spots from a fire in the walls of a structure that was on fire.
The seeing of fire hot spots enables the Fire Department to extinguish hidden fires thus better saving the building. In smoke filled rooms, it enables the Fire Department to find victims and also see the seat of the fire. Another important use of the camera is to locate people at night when doing a search when they are lost or injured.
Currently, the West Clinton Fire Department has only one camera so whenever the fire engine from Station 2 containing the one camera responds, a camera is available. But when the fire engine from Station 2 containing the one camera does not respond, the camera containing engine from Station 2 must be called to bring the thermal camera thus adding to a time delay, extra expense to drive the extra engine, and the safety of responding.
With the two thermal cameras (one for each Station), there is no need to request the one camera containing engine from Station 2 to come to a Station 1emergency scene. Chief Jay Marshall said, “This second camera improves our response to emergencies and provides more capability to better protect the community we serve.” Omega’s donations help the community by providing equipment to better serve without increasing taxes.