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KIC donates surplus computers to North Tongass Fire Department


June 07, 2012

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - 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.  Rod Short, IT Director at KIC, said, “We are pleased to have these computers repurposed for use with the fire department training system.”

jpg KIC donates surplus computers to North Tongass Fire Department

Left to Right:  Dave Hull, Fire Chief and Rod Short, IT Director at KIC
Photo Credit:  Steve Rhyner/KIC

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 fire department is allowing volunteers to take online training in a manner that fits their schedule instead of the departments.

Dave Hull explained, “Fire fighters will be taking certain tests using computers in the future and this will help immensely in their training”.  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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Ketchikan Indian Community


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