Lieutenant Jeff Michels of the Clare Fire Department is pictured with members of the Clare Irish Festival Committee. Seated - Tim Rynearson , Andy Adsit, Standing – Dr. Ben Lucey, Dawn Howard, Kathy Onweller,Jane Sartor Key, Gus Jelenek, Sharla Mitchel.
The Clare Fire Department wishes to extend its appreciation to the Irish Committee for a $1,000.00 donation which went towards the purchase of a new Thermal Imaging Camera. The new camera cost $8,500.00 and replaces a 14 year old camera. The camera enables firefighters to see thru smoke to find victims in a fire. With its thermal imaging ability it can be used to find hot spots and fire. It also performs similar to night vision when detecting the warmth of the human body.