Park Rapids Fire Dept. receives thermal cameras

A recent grant from Minnesota Energy Resources provided equipment that firefighters have already put into use.

Pat Mikesh with Minnesota Energy Resources, also a retired Park Rapids firefighter, presents a 2022 Rewarding Responder Grant on Aug. 17, 2022 to firefighter and grant writer Crystal Krautkremer and Fire Chief Joe Carlson. The grant, through the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation, is for three Flir thermal cameras that the fire department is already using on fire calls.
Contributed / Crystal Krautkremer
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