VOLUNTEER firefighters across the Canobolas Zone received a new piece of equipment today to help keep them and the community safe.
The NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers received a thermal imaging camera thanks to a $10,000 funding grant from the NRMA.
Operations officer Brett Bowden said it is the first time the heat-seeking technology will used by the Canobolas Zone on fire grounds.
"Anything from a chimney fire to a full on structure fire...this camera allows us to see heat sources through smoke," he said.
Read tomorrow's Central Western Daily to find out how this new technology will be used during a range of different fire scenarios.