Lt.  Don Plant talks about his missions over the ITC Deer Park Fire
We'd like to recognize Harris County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) for their continual outstanding efforts as first responders supporting the citizens of greater Houston area. With the support of the Collins Aerospace TASE Imaging System, HCSO was able to supply critical heat signature data to fellow first responders as they look to suppress the Deer Park Fire.

"Our two main missions were to identify the heat signatures using our thermal camera; to help the firefighters determine what areas they need to target to get the fire put out; and then also continual assessments on the fire whether it's spreading, whether we're actually making a difference in the fire," said Plant. 

Into the Inferno:Pilot talks about his missions over the ITC fire to help firefighters
Story: abc13 news / By Maria Carter


HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- First responders from across the Houston area helped put out the massive Deer Park tank fires.  Lt. Don Plant's mission was to get an up-close, birds-eye of view of the massive tank fires. "It's a dimension that you can't see from the ground," said Lt. Plant, chief pilot of the Harris County Sheriff's Office Air Support Unit.  He flew the Harris County Sheriff's Office helicopters over the fire, conducting eight missions.  Read full story

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