AION’S Specialty Suite For Fire And EMS Agencies
An automated, web-based fire scheduling and personnel management system is essential for the successful operations of mission-critical Fire and EMS agencies. With the need to immediately respond to emergencies, these dedicated professionals require sophisticated software technologies to alleviate the burden of administrative paperwork, labor management, and payroll calculations.
FIRES (Fire-Rescue Scheduling System) is an indispensable management tool for supervisors who are responsible for managing the complex and variable schedules of their agencies. The flexible, user-friendly screens automate everything from calendaring, overtime and certifications to payroll, reporting, and broadcast messaging.
When added to the AION platform, FIRES advanced features enable management to focus on more important tasks, while eliminating the human error factor inherent in paper-based systems.
FIRES offers progressive employee self-service features available through the Internet, smart phones, tablets or workstations. Employees have the ability to check their schedule, confirm real-time accrual balances, request leave and overtime, accept an offer to work, and sign up for special assignments. Broadcast messages regarding overtime opportunities or emergencies can also be received by staff via text, e-mail or phone using state-of-the-art telephone technology.
Features of the FIRES Specialty Suite
|Feature powered by AION||AION||FIRES|
|Unlimited customized dashboards|
|Compliance And Rules Management|
|Biometric Time Clocks|
|Track employee training|
|Employee Skill Set Management|
|Special Event Staffing|
|Advanced Overtime Management|
|Staff Shortage Notifications|
|Employee Activity Tracking|
|W-2 & 1095C forms|
|ATS (Applicant Tracking System)|
|Employee benefit elections|
|Payroll Tax Filing|
|User-Friendly Web Interface|
|Easy Set Up & Configuration|
|Custom HR Fields|
|Employee Asset Management|
|ID Card Integration|
|Compensation History Tracking|
|Unlimited Security Profiles|
|Unlimited Pay Types|
|Multiple Pay Rates and Payroll Periods|
|Custom Payroll Fields|
|Multiple Work Groups & Pay Groups|
|GPS Enabled Employee Punching|
|Hand Geometry Time Clocks|
|Manage Multiple Locations in one Database|
|Field Service Scheduling|
|Manage multiple scheduling patterns includng 24 on 48 off|
|Duty Day Management|
|Multiple Shifts per day Management|
|Firehouse Location Tracking|
|Ensure Proper Vehicle Staffing by Skill Set|
|Fire Inspector Scheduling|
|Overtime Valuation & Justification|
|Multiple Daily Rosters|
|On-Call Employee Management|
|Career & Volunteer Scheduling Capabilities|
|Advanced Holiday Rules|
AION Specialty Suites
Built from our 20 plus years of experience working in the Public Safety sector, we carefully crafted the perfect modules to add to our AION platform to create Specialty Suites to help Police, Corrections, Fire and EMS to operate at their highest efficiency.
FIRES Product Brochure
The challenge we had prior to FIRES is that our scheduling program was inadequate and we had to do payroll the old fashioned way, by hand! Now we are able to pull reports from FIRES… it does it all for us and we no longer spend 6-7 hours figuring payroll – it is done in 2 hours or less.
FIRES has greatly improved the ability to track employees’ time off and provide for a reliable, accurate schedule for both [our] Fire and EMS departments. It worked so well that we convinced our Police Department to purchase the program!
FIRES has answered our scheduling needs and greatly reduced the time and effort needed to complete our payroll. We were able to reduce our administrative costs with the use of this software because less time was needed to complete our daily and bi-weekly reporting and tracking.
Being on the VCS cloud has benefited this agency in many ways. It has freed up much needed server space. It has also eliminated the maintenance required to stay up to date with the most current version.
Your introduction to the product, your training and your service is superb.
The employees at VCS are very willing to help and knowledgeable about their product. The system and the people at VCS have been an asset to our department's scheduling needs.
The system is employee friendly! I would highly recommend this solution for your scheduling needs.
Very user-friendly and useful. Wish we had switched years ago. Great time saver.
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