The Smooth Rock Falls Fire department has received a financial boost towards some new equipment.

This past week Union Gas made a formal grant to the volunteer fire department of $3,500 to help with the purchasing of new thermal imaging equipment for the department.

Utility Services Manager Claude Baril says safety is what they are all about at Union Gas, whether installing something in your home or doing repairs around the area.

The Smooth Rock Fire Department says the donation will help them to make the purchase of their first ever thermal imaging camera which will allow them to see through smoke and darkness to locate missing persons during a fire.

The department says the generous donation will only enhance the safety of both the volunteer firefighters and the community as a whole.