The Encinitas Fire Department was presented with a new thermal imaging camera by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. According to Encinitas Fire Department Deputy Chief Mike Stein, “This camera can literally see through smoke and will aid firefighters searching for victims trapped in a structure fire. This camera will be placed into service at our Olivenhain Station which currently has no camera.” The camera will also let firefighters see any fire hidden behind walls, allowing them to react before a dangerous situation happens.

Around fifty community members attended the public donation ceremony. Afterwards, the public was invited to watch the thermal imaging camera in action and take a tour of the Encinitas fire engines.