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The Trusted Product for Fire & EMS Rescue Scheduling & Time/Attendance Needs

Combining centralized scheduling, time & attendance, electronic time cards and payroll preparation within one powerful platform

FIRES is the most powerful, versatile, and easy-to use scheduling software system available to fire and EMS agencies.

With the need to immediately respond to emergencies, fire and EMS professionals require trusted technology to alleviate the burden of administrative paperwork, labor management, and payroll calculations.

FIRES is the leading management tool for supervisors who are responsible for managing the complex and variable schedules of their agencies, including multiple scheduling patterns and equipment/vehicle staffing.

The flexible, user-friendly screens automate everything from calendaring, overtime and certifications to payroll, reporting, and broadcast messaging.



  • Duty Day Management
  • Multiple Shifts per day Management
  • Firehouse Location Tracking
  • Equipment Scheduling
  • Ensure Proper Vehicle Staffing by Skill Set
  • Shift Trades
  • Multiple Daily Rosters
  • Manage Multiple Scheduling Patterns (including 24 on, 48 off)
  • Strength Reports
  • On-Call Employee Management
  • Career & Volunteer Scheduling Capabilities
  • Advanced Holiday Rules
  • Seniority Reports
  • Fire Inspector Scheduling
  • Overtime Valuation & Justification

Got Questions? We Got Answers.

Check out our FIRES E-Brochure for more information on how our time & attendance solution can come to your rescue.


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98% Customer Retention Rate

  • perthamboy-FD

    "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 VCS’ solution for Police, POSS!"

    Battalion Chief (Ret.) David Volk, Perth Amboy Fire, NJ

  • richmond-FD

    "The support tech provided excellent customer service. He was very professional and was able to resolve my problem. He went the extra mile to assist me with my problem. I was off on Wednesday and he called and left an email and I really appreciate that. I called back on Thursday and he was so pleasant and took care of my problem."

    Deborah Jackson, Utilities Operations Supervisor, Richmond Department of Emergency Communication, VA

  • jackson-NJ-FD

    "Although we have only utilized this program for 3 months, I can see the ease and time saving advantages that have and will continue. Once fully operational, I expect payroll will be cut to a bare minimum to complete. The ease of scheduling shifts has already reduced the usual time frame previously used."

    Bonnie Brown, Jackson Township Fire, NJ

  • Clovis-FD

    "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 the FIRES program and plug them into a program that we devised that does it all for us and we no longer spend 6-7 hours figuring payroll, it is done in 2 hours or less. What a huge difference this has made for us! Thank you so much VCS!!! Keep up the great work making our tasks more manageable!!!"

    Becky Reeves, Retired Executive Administrator, Clovis Fire Department, NM

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