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Horry County Fire Rescue receives thermal imaging camera through video contest

Horry County Fire Rescue has been awarded a Bullard T-4 Max Thermal Imaging Camera, valued at more than $10,000 for winning a safety video contest sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Fireman's Fund Insurance, according to a release.

The contest was open to any fire departments in the U.S., and the video had to highlight the importance of at least one of the 16 life safety initiatives.

Horry County Fire Rescue officials submitted a video that demonstrated how a fitness program can be incorporated by utilizing equipment used every day by firefighters, at no cost to the department.

“Horry County Fire Rescue takes the physical fitness aspect for our employees very seriously,” said Garry Alderman, Horry County Fire Rescue fire chief. “We want to make certain that our men and women out in the field are in the best physical health as possible. By encouraging this, it not only makes them stronger in their work-related tasks, but also ensures better quality of life.”