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Firefighters need the publics help


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Havre's Fire Department needs a $20,000 piece of equipment, and it's hoping the community can help out.

Two fund-raising breakfasts will be held July 20 and 27 by Local 601 of the International Association of Firefighters for a thermal imaging machine.

The machine uses body heat to locate people in burning buildings, said Tim Ranes, assistant fire chief.

"All objects have a temperature and waves of thermal energy. The hotter the object, the more energy emitted. The machine translates this energy into a viewable image on the screen," he said.

"It enables us to look through the smoke in a bui...

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