BY COUNCILOR LITTLE:
RESOLVED, that Municipal Emergency Services, Inc., be and hereby is awarded a contract for six Scott Eagle X thermal imagers for the fire department in accordance with specifications on its low specification bid of $34,800, terms net 30, FOB destination, payable out of Special Projects Fund 0210, Department/Agency 030, Organization 3164, Object 5580.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution will authorize the purchase of six Scott Eagle X thermal imagers for the fire department in the amount of $34,800 from Medical Emergency Services, Inc., payable from the special projects fund. The purchase provides a thermal imaging camera to all “in-service” fire apparatus that presently do not have one. This is a 2004 homeland security grant-funded purchase.
These cameras significantly enhance the safety of civilians and firefighters by providing visibility in otherwise zero visibility fire situations. The fire department conducted trials of thermal cameras in a live burn situation. The result was that the Eagle X far outperformed all other cameras.
Medical Emergency Services, Inc., was the lowest of three companies who responded.