"Our department purchased one camera approximately a year ago to test on one of our Type 3 units. That unit along with 4 other units from Fairfield were recently assigned to the LNU Lighting Complex fire, as it impacted a neighboring jurisdiction.
The unit was assigned to evacuations and structure protection as the fire moved through a rural area. In all over 200 homes were lost but the crews were able to evacuate and protect structures.
The crews on the unit were extremely impressed with the camera and stated it 100% saved them from at least one accident in zero visibility due to fire and smoke. Our other 4 units described “flying blind” through very bad conditions.
Due to the feedback we received from the crews our department decided to purchase cameras for all wildland units and command vehicles."
- Captain Phil Bailey, Fairfield FD
"We have had several fires since installing the Hypersight camera system, and it has become instrumental in being able to stay in the burned area while approaching the head of the fire. Our drivers have noted that without the camera, due to smoke and soot, it would have been completely unsafe to navigate with the terrain and other units on scene."
- Chief Cory Beagles, Deer Creek Fire Rescue
“We responded to a fire and couldn’t see the terrain in front of us or the fire off the side of the truck. With HyperSight, both showed up perfectly and we were able to continue down the line without circling around to regain our bearings every few minutes. It saved us valuable time and helped us get the fire knocked out faster.”
- Chief Bill Phillips of the Sharon FD