VCS Software Develops FIRES Personnel Scheduling System for Fire & EMS Agencies
Freehold, NJ – Visual Computer Solutions, Inc. (VCS), a provider of personnel scheduling software solutions, has developed an automated workforce scheduling system for mission-critical firefighting departments and EMS agencies. Called FIRES (Fire-Rescue Scheduling System), the intricately customized solution helps prepare these organizations to respond to emergencies quickly and effectively.
FIRES serves as a comprehensive management tool for supervisors responsible for overseeing the notoriously demanding, complex and varying schedules of emergency response personnel. The system’s flexible, user-friendly screens automate everything from calendaring, overtime and certifications to payroll, reporting and broadcast messaging.
The system facilitates substantial improvements in operational efficiency by enabling management staff to be allocated efficiently, and eliminating the human error factor inherent in paper-based systems. Cloud-based, FIRES provides employees with remote access through an array of devices, including desktop computers, laptops, phones and tablets. Employees have the ability to check their schedules, confirm real-time accrual balances, request leave and overtime, accept offers to work, and sign up for special assignments. Broadcast messages regarding overtime opportunities or emergencies also can be easily accessed.
Similar to all VCS scheduling solutions, FIRES has multiple customizable features and is notable for its flexibility, scalability, and adaptability. Competitively priced, the automated scheduling system ensures that the right people, with the right skills, are working at the right time – eliminating the need for costly and excessive overtime. Easy to set up and use, FIRES proactively computes data ahead of time, so hours and positions can be properly planned and staffed.
“FIRES enables firefighting departments and EMS teams to realize significant cost savings by expediting proper management of overtime, job assignments, and forecasting, “ said Guy DiMemmo, CEO of VCS Software. “This sort of specialized scheduling also results in increased productivity, as it automates formerly manual processes, eliminates paperwork, and allows agencies to focus time and energy where they are most needed.”