Fire department becomes first in Michigan to utilize remote methane leak detector

  • Source: WDIV-TV NBC 4 Detroit
  • Published: 05/18/2022 12:00 AM

After a generous donation from Heath Consultants of Houston, Texas, the Sterling Heights Fire Department becomes the first in Michigan to utilize a new remote methane leak detector. This device will allow first responders to quickly scan common venting points within a building from a safe distance to determine if methane gas is present. “Many times, first responders are called to natural gas emergencies, and up until now, we’ve only had a way to detect for gases while inside what could be a potentially hazardous environment or in the correct flammable range to set off an explosion with just a spark,” said Fire Chief Kevin Edmond. “This new device can be used to detect gases remotely, keeping our team safely away from potentially dangerous structures and situations.”


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