New system would help ID firefighters at scene in NY

The system is run by Linstar and carries a one-time startup cost of $15,000


The Ithaca Journal

CAYUGA HEIGHTS, N.Y. — For a commander at the scene of a fire, there is plenty to worry about, says Cayuga Heights Fire Chief George Tamborelle.

Under a new standardized system, however, Tamborelle is hoping that process becomes much easier. All the fire stations in Tompkins County are working to adopt a standardized identification tag program. The tags would be color-coded to indicate information about a firefighter, he said.

The system is run by Linstar and carries a one-time startup cost of $15,000. To date, the fire stations have raised $7,500, thanks to a $5,000 donation from the Triad Foundation and $2,500 in donations from other local businesses. But now the departments are reaching out to the public in hopes of raising the rest of the money in the next few months.

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