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Bladenboro Fire Department Receives Assistance through Operation Round Up®

February 9th, 2016

Four County Electric Care Trust, Inc., director Victor Singletary presents a $5,000 Operation Round Up® contribution to officers of the Bladenboro Fire Department to purchase a thermal imaging camera for their firefighters.

 The camera will allow firefighters to see areas of heat through smoke, darkness or heat-permeable barriers. Thermal imaging cameras can “see” through darkness or smoke and allow firefighters to quickly find the base of a structure fire, or see the heat sign of visually buried victims.  

 “We have one thermal infrared camera we’re presently using, but with the purchase of one more camera we’ll be providing additional safety for the community and our firefighters,” Fire Chief Jackie Coleman stated. “We’re extremely grateful to the Cooperative’s Operation Round Up® Program for helping us get another thermal infrared camera for the department.”    

Last quarter, Operation Round Up®, a not-for-profit program established by Four County EMC, funded five non-profit organizations with grants totaling $21,500.

 The Garland, Lyman and Bladenboro Volunteer Fire Departments each received grants for $5,000; Disabled American Veterans-Duplin County, Chapter 98 was awarded $5,000 and Wilmington Care Net received $1,500.

Since Operation Round Up® began in 1994, over $2.6 million has been awarded to Four County EMC members in crisis situations and non-profit organizations that provide assistance and services to the Cooperative’s members.

To learn more about Operation Round Up® visit the Four County EMC website at or call 1-888-368-7289.


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