Local firefighter’s death inspires change

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — This Independence Day marked 20 years since one of Buffalo’s bravest was killed in the line of duty.

Firefighter Michael Seguin was fighting a fire on the east side in 1997 when the roof collapsed, trapping him inside.

Rescuers could not see him because of the heavy smoke in the building, but his death inspired change, spearheaded by his father.

The Seguin Project donated thermal imaging cameras to the Buffalo Fire Department.

This can help firefighters see people and objects in smoke and darkness.

They can also detect fire that is hidden in walls.

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