Peterson Air Force Base (PAFB) has a history of leadership in implementing and managing new technologies. In 1982 United States Air Force officials activated Air Force Space Command at Peterson AFB. Today Peterson AFB is the home of the 21st Space Wing, the Air Force’s only organization responsible for worldwide missile warning and space control.
The Peterson Air Force Base Fire Department serves this community and has various responsibilities including responding to aircraft emergency situations. The department believed that by utilizing an electronic tool like a tablet pc (personal computer), they could aquire significant savings on reproducing technical orders as well as improved efficiencies.
"We implemented the entire program, downloaded it onto an Xplore XC6 rugged tablet PC and tested it during actual emergencies. Our firefighters have tested it and prefer it to the paper technical order. The cost savings alone resulted in the rugged Tablet PCs paying for themselves. The Tablet PCs enable users to download cost free, save and access all information required for emergency responses."