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An Albany Firefighter looks at the user manual for one of the department's new thermal imaging cameras Wednesday. The cameras register heat signatures and can show people or hot spots in houses regardless of the amount of light in the structure.

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Firefighters learn how to use new thermal imaging cameras

When a firefighter enters a smoke-filled room, the time-tested method to locate anyone who may still be in the structure was to feel around and hope you can get to the downed person before they die.


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