TFPD Community Enhancements
TFPD First Responder Safety Equipment
Kestrel Fire Weather Kit - This is high-tech, top-of-the-line equipment. The TFPD Firefighters will be able to measure weather conditions, view trends and export weather observations quickly and easily at or near an incident. The Kestrel 5500 Fire Weather Meter Pro can send real-time local weather updates via Bluetooth -- such as measurements of probability of ignition, fine dead fuel moisture, wind speed/direction, altitude, barometric pressure, relative humidity, dewpoint, wind chill, air/water/snow temperature, etc. The Kestrel Fire Weather Kit will be a huge help in monitoring actual fire weather in the field.
Swift Water Rescue Equipment - The box contains a shooting line device in order to get a line across waterways and areas not otherwise easily accessible. Life vests and helmets are a necessity. The poles probe waterways, and the red throw bags are utilized to throw a rope to individuals struggling in waterways. Did you know TFPD has seven certified Swift Water Technicians? The only other agency in Fremont County that has individuals with this special certification is Fremont County Search and Rescue.
Mountain Rescue Equipment - These rope bags and all other hardware shown are used for climbing or descending (depending on the terrain) for mountain rescues. The yellow harness is a safety harness that is placed on those individuals that have special rescue needs and/or is required for their safety. The red helmets shown above are also utilized for all mountain rescues.