FLIR Systems, Inc. sponsorship to fund thermal cameras for National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
FLIR Thermal Cameras to be given to firefighters to support Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives Program
EMMITSBURG, Md. — The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is proud to welcome FLIR Systems, Inc., the world leader in thermal imaging, as a Gold Sponsor. The NFFF will direct proceeds from FLIR's sponsorship to fund programs that honor the fallen, assist their survivors and aid in the prevention of future line-of-duty deaths and injuries by delivering more thermal imaging cameras (TICs) to more firefighters on the line.
FLIR designs and develops a variety of thermal imaging cameras for firefighters, including handhelds, ladder mounted cameras, and aerial drone kits that allow firefighters to gain a perspective from multiple angles. With the ability to see in complete darkness and see through smoke, to identify hot spots, to navigate safely, or to remain oriented during response missions and locate and rescue victims easily, FLIR provides a thermal solution to help improve awareness and safety of firefighters.
The United States Congress created the NFFF to lead a nationwide effort to remember America's fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the non-profit foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers. The NFFF also works closely with the fire service to help prevent and reduce line-of- duty deaths and injuries. "We are very pleased to have this new partnership with FLIR and appreciate their support of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation's efforts to keep firefighters safe and reduce line-of-duty deaths," explained Chief Ron Siarnicki, Executive Director of the NFFF.
"FLIR's mission is to outfit every firefighter with a thermal imaging camera," said Richard Wexler, marketing director of FLIR Instruments. "Our partnership with the NFFF will allow us to make progress in this mission by equipping more firefighters with thermal imaging cameras, helping them work safer and save more lives. We're honored by this partnership and look forward to working together with the NFFF to make a difference within the firefighting community."
About the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to remember America's fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the nonprofit foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers. The Foundation also works closely with the U.S. Fire Administration to help prevent and reduce line-of-duty deaths and injuries. For more information on the Foundation and its programs visit www.firehero.org. You can help the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation fulfill its mission to honor the fallen, assist their survivors and work to prevent line of duty injuries and deaths by making a donation. Go to www.firehero.org/donate for details.
About FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR's advanced systems and components are used for a wide variety of thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) threat detection. For more information, visit FLIR's web site at www.FLIR.com.