The township has introduced ordinances to purchase equipment for the Volunteer Fire Department, including two boats, a camera that allows firefighters to "see" through smoke, and safety gear.
The first ordinance appropriates $80,000 to buy a new rescue boat, and a replacement engine, and an inflatable auxiliary boat and safety gear.
The second appropriates $14,000 to buy a new thermal imaging camera for . Thermal imaging cameras detect hot spots in a home, where fire may be hidden, but they can also detect the position of victims or injured firefighters in dark, smoky rooms.
The ordinances were introduced at the Feb. 2 council meeting. It could not be determined when the council is scheduled to approve the ordinances.
The $94,000 will come out of the town's capital improvement budget; the township will not have to bond for the funds.
Click here to read these ordinances and others that the council has introduced, and approved, to date this year.