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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.
Photo: KIC donates computers 062012 BUSINESS 1 Capital City Weekly 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.

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Fire Chief Dave Hull, left, and Rod Short, IT Director at KIC pose with the donated computers.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Story last updated at 6/20/2012 - 2:02 pm

Photo: KIC donates computers

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.


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