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  • WOW...Chicago FF's getting a "gift" of sight!

    What a wonderful gesture!!

    Bank One CEO buys thermal-imaging equipment

    (Chicago-AP) -- A banking executive is giving Chicago
    firefighters the gift of sight.
    Bank One Chairman Jamie Dimon has given the city of Chicago
    one-point-two million dollars to buy 120 thermal-imaging cameras.
    The special cameras allow firefighters to see through dense
    smoke and find trapped victims. They also allow rescuers to view
    flames that would otherwise be hidden behind walls and ceilings.
    Every firehouse in the city will receive one of the cameras.
    Firefighters demonstrated the equipment during a press
    conference yesterday.
    A mock rescue without the cameras took four-and-a-half minutes.
    The same rescue was completed in two-minutes and 15-seconds using
    the cameras.


    (Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
    Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
    Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

    *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
    On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

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    FYI

    Thanks for the info NJ. To add to it, the $1,200,000 is his own money, not a donation from Bank One.
    "We shouldn't be opening firehouses in Baghdad and closing them in New York City."

    IACOJ

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    • #3
      Thanks Duffman.....God bless Jamie Dimon !
      Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
      Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

      *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
      On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

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      • #4
        Holy Crap that is an awesome donation....How many engines does Chicago have?

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        • #5
          Wow thats great... kudos to jamie. nice work
          I havent failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work.

          - Thomas Edison

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          • #6
            engine23,

            Not sure of the exact number of engines, but it is around 100
            "We shouldn't be opening firehouses in Baghdad and closing them in New York City."

            IACOJ

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            • #7
              Unfortunately that is the only way I cn see Big City Fire Departments coming up with equipment like that on that large a scale.
              Fire and Police - Americas first line of defense.

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              • #8
                99 Engines, 60 Trucks
                IAFF-IACOJ PROUD

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                • #9
                  The news said that there will be one camera for each station in the city. The city just finished doing testing of all brands of camera to make a purchase when this offer was made. I think that it was a deal with Bullard.

                  Patrick

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