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Blount County Mayor
341 Court Street
Maryville, TN 37804-5906
For Immediate Release
September 13, 2017
Re: Blount County
Blount County Government has provided 11 hand-held thermal imaging cameras to the Alcoa Police Department on Monday. These thermal imaging cameras were able to be purchased as a direct result of the County’s contract with AMR.
Alcoa Police Department is one of the 10 Blount County agencies who will be receiving needed emergency medical equipment and supplies over the next several weeks.
Chief David Carswell stated, “We plan on using the Seek thermal devices for those occasions where we have to look for a lost child or a dementia patient who has wandered off and time is critical. These devices will give our officers the ability to see in zero to low-light conditions what the human eye cannot.”
Mayor Ed Mitchell says, “The safety of our citizens is and always has been important to me and providing our first responders with the most up-to-date and advanced equipment is a priority. The County’s contract with AMR has provided us the opportunity to purchase equipment such as these cameras for our first responders at no cost to the tax payers.”
Press Release questions can be directed to the Blount County Mayor’s office at 273-5700.