Thermal Imaging Camera donated to WITC
A thermal imaging camera was donated to Wisconsin
Indianhead Technical College by Independent Insurance Agents of Northwest
Wisconsin. The TIC will be used in fire training that WITC offers district wide
to community fire departments throughout Northwestern Wisconsin.
The Independent Insurance Agents, covering 10 counties,
hold a fundraiser golf tournament every August, with funds designated for fire
safety. The $7,000 TIC allows firefighters to see areas of heat through smoke,
darkness or heat-permeable barriers such as walls, enabling them to see the
source of the fire or locate victims.
Jack Running, WITC Fire Training Coordinator, said the
college now has two TICs and, “the training exercises will enable departments to
determine whether it is an equipment investment they should make, or in the case
of those departments that have a TIC, the firefighters can advance their skills
in using it.”
In addition to the TICs, the college has its own pumper
truck, burn simulator trailer, driving simulator and other up-to-date equipment
for hands-on firefighting training.
Firefighting, Technical Rescue, and Customized Emergency
Response Training is offered through all four WITC campuses – Superior, Ashland,
New Richmond and Rice Lake. For more information, contact Jack Running,
800.243.9482, ext. 4208, or Mike Hermann, ext. 3123.
WITC serves the educational and career needs of more than
25,000 residents of Northwestern Wisconsin each year. With multiple campuses,
WITC offers career-focused associate degree programs, technical diplomas,
short-term certificates, customized training, and a wide array of courses for
personal or career enrichment. WITC is a member of Wisconsin Technical College