Story last updated at 6/20/2012 - 2:02 pm
Ketchikan Indian Community donated six surplus computers to the North Tongass Volunteer Fire Department. Accepting the donation on behalf of the fire department was Fire Chief Dave Hull.
In a thank you letter to Ketchikan Indian Community, Hull stated these computers would also be used for a variety of training including Incident Command to subject in EMS. An added benefit to the department is allowing volunteers to take online training in a manner that fits their schedule instead.
In addition, Ketchikan will be the site of a Fire Fighter/EMT training center funded by the State of Alaska. Once completed, fire fighters and medical personnel will also be able to use these computers.
As a matter of policy all of the computer's hard drives were formatted or wiped clean.
IT department employee Richard Darrington donated personal time to re-install a clean operating system so they were operational for the North Tongass Volunteer Fire Department.