The 44 volunteers of Mapleton Fire/Rescue commit their Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings to professional development, training, and fleet management in order to respond effectively to their calls. They will be receiving four new tablets for their trucks.
“Tablets are a great resource in this day and age,” they wrote in their application. “They are used to locate an emergency easily, to access maps for our water sources, and even more importantly to know who is responding.” These tablets will allow volunteers to inform their colleagues who is responding to the emergency and they can also be used to take pictures of the scene.
I called Chief Rick Richardson who told me these Samsung tablets will be a great help to the department and they have already been practicing on one. He has family in London, just as I do.