Foundation for Roanoke Valley announced today that it has awarded a $12,830 grant to the Floyd County Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 for the purchase of a state-of-the-art Thermal Imaging Camera and a Positive Pressure Fan. The grant comes from the Foundation’s Jacqueline S. (Jackie) and Shelborn L. (S.L.) Spangler Fund.
Chief Ricky Thompson noted: “These two pieces of equipment are going to be a great asset to our Department and will help us better serve the community of Check and the county as a whole. The camera is a great tool for locating fire or hot spots inside a wall or ceiling, thus helping to minimize damage to the structure.” Chief Thompson also indicated that the camera is valuable in the event of a vehicle accident at night so that responders can assess whether a victim may have been ejected and then determine the exact location of that person. The fan will help the Fire Department in extricating the smoke in a structure fire, as well as playing a role in locating any other fire that may be present in an attic or ceiling.
is the community foundation serving this region. The Foundation has worked for more than two
decades to administer and make grants from hundreds of named endowment funds on
behalf of the community. For more
information, visit Foundation for Roanoke Valley ’s website at www.foundationforroanokevalley.org. Roanoke