North Shore Rescue adds infrared helicopter camera
January 6, 2016 By The Province
North Shore Rescue has completed testing of a new heat-seeking camera that will help track and save the lives of folks gone missing.
Earlier this year, Port Metro Vancouver donated the camera to NSR and Talon Helicopters. The camera, a SeaFlir II-C stabilized imaging system which uses forward-looking infrared thermometer (FLIR) technology, is designed to locate the heat of an object or person, according to a post Saturday to the volunteer search and rescue team’s website.
“This life-saving equipment will assist SAR crews in locating subjects in difficult terrain, or where direct line of sight is impaired by tree canopy, shadow, or darkness,” said the post by NSR’s Curtis Jones. | READ MORE