BANGOR — Bangor’s first responder agencies have secured funding to train their crews in new ways in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The police and fire departments will be training staff on certain topics remotely.
According to interim City Manager Debbie Laurie, the city has extra funds to go toward the technology needed to do this type of training.
Earlier this year, Bangor’s law enforcement received almost $70,000 from the federal government for COVID relief measures.
Now they have extra money to go toward computers and other technology to make the process smoother.
“Law enforcement has a significant education requirement and in the days of social distancing and ensuring that we continue to keep our officers educated, we’re going to be looking to buy some computer equipment, about $15,000 to $17,000 worth,” Laurie said.
Laurie said this will be the first time the city has implemented distanced training for its first responders.