SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A local fire department has received brand-new dash cameras that will be used for a variety of purposes.

Tuesday, Sacramento Fire Department announced via social media the recent arrival of dash cameras, mounted on their Battalion Chief vehicles. Battalion Chiefs are the daily shift supervisors responsible for three geographic areas of the the department’s boundaries, and respond to all structure fires and other elevated incidents needing a command unit.

The dash cameras will be used to capture footage from fires and other incidents. The footage will then be used for training, safety review, and public information purposes.

The department stated “As an agency, we continue to embrace new technology wherever possible to help our firefighters operate more safely, effectively, and transparently; and to help the public understand the true nature of our jobs.”

With the announcement, the department released footage from a structure fire that occurred on Monday in North Sacramento.

The Sacramento Fire Department provides fire protection services for the City of Sacramento and some portions of the County of Sacramento under contract.

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