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Fire and EMS

Challenge

Employee scheduling for Fire and EMS agencies is of utmost importance, since having the right staff in the right place at the right time is critical for public safety. Effective workforce scheduling poses unique challenges for these agencies, which need to manage full-time, part-time and voluntary staff, training assignments, time off, and last-minute emergencies for on-call personnel to fill sudden shift vacancies. Compounding this is the need to take into account complex shift patterns, strict union mandates and FLSA rules that limit hours worked, consecutive days worked and overtime compensation.

Mission-critical fire and EMS agencies require a powerful, automated employee scheduling system that addresses all of the above – one that manages and protects their workforce while ensuring the safety of the communities they serve.

Solution

FIRES (Fire-Rescue Scheduling System), our workforce scheduling solution, is ideal for supervisors who are responsible for designing and managing their employees’ complex and variable schedules. FIRES gives users the ability to customize employee schedules to meet their precise needs. Dashboards can be configured in tile format to show real time, pertinent information on tabbed screens. Schedule rotation, overtime, shift-bidding, and post names can all be constructed to fit specific requirements. Additionally, FIRES users can design specialized reports by selecting the specific schedule information they need using the robust Report Writer.

FIRES combines centralized workforce scheduling, time and attendance, electronic time cards, and payroll functionality into a single, powerful database. When combined with broadcast notification and daily activity features, the FIRES rules-driven engine gives supervisors and administrators a dynamic tool to manage staff in a cost-effective and compliant manner. Agencies will realize significant cost savings, as FIRES expedites the proper management of overtime, employee scheduling, and forecasting for future needs. Bottom line, the FIRES automated workforce scheduling solution will lead to a more productive and engaged workforce, helping to ensure your organization’s efficiency and productivity.

SHIFT SCHEDULES

SHIFT SCHEDULES

By systemizing shift-bidding, you gain the ability to customize the process of filling open shifts based on staff availability, skill sets, labor laws, and seniority.

MANAGE OVERTIME

MANAGE OVERTIME

FIRES enables you to fairly allocate shift assignments and ensure the proper allocation of overtime.

COMPLIANCE MANAGER

COMPLIANCE MANAGER

FIRES allows you to calculate pay rules, manage minimum staffing levels and configure a rules-based scheduling platform, helping to ensure compliance with all mandated requirements.

FIRES Product Brochure


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