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Darien Rowayton Bank donates to Darien Fire Dept. for Thermal Imaging Camera

Updated 4:34 pm, Sunday, July 31, 2011
  • From left, Chief Richard Weatherstone, Darien Fire Department; Jack Dowling, VP/commercial lender at Darien Rowayton Bank and active member of the Darien Fire Department; and Andrew Malewicz,  lieutenant and officer of Ladder Truck 43. Photo: Contributed Photo
    From left, Chief Richard Weatherstone, Darien Fire Department; Jack Dowling, VP/commercial lender at Darien Rowayton Bank and active member of the Darien Fire Department; and Andrew Malewicz, lieutenant and officer of Ladder Truck 43. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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Jack Dowling has presented a check to the Darien Fire Department that will go towards the purchase of a Thermal Imaging Camera.

Lt. Malewicz was part of the Ladder Replacement Committee that has been working on this project since 2007. Thermal imaging cameras can "see" through darkness or smoke, they allow firefighters to quickly find the seat of a structure fire, or see the heat signature of visually obscured victims. They can be used to search for victims outdoors on a cool night, spot smoldering fires inside a wall, or detect overheating electrical wiring.

"This important piece of equipment will allow for expedited size up of fire conditions, uncovering hidden fires that may reignite a home and enhance the overall safety of the firefighters" Dowling said.

Darien Rowayton Bank is a full-service bank with branches in Darien and Rowayton along with a home mortgage office in Niantic. The bank provides a full range of deposit accounts, home mortgages and commercial loans.