Thermal image cameras are a new trend in firefighting. Capitol Heights just became the second station in the county to place a thermal imager in service; Beltsville was the first to purchase a Bullard Thermal Imager. The imager is carried on Truck 5 and is equipped with a transmitter for remote monitoring. A portable TV/VCR and a receiving station are also carried on Truck 5. This will allow incident commanders to monitor activities on the fireground and provide valuable information for incident critiques.