Three-day event at Los Angeles Convention Center expected to draw thousands of fire professionals
LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) MARCH 20, 2019
Training, leadership, strategy and tactics are key themes attendees will hear championed when they gather March 24-28 for Firehouse World 2019 Conference and Expo being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Along with education and fellowship, department leaders will shop products and services offered by more than 500 vendors — including Aladtec, the premier provider of scheduling software and workforce management solutions for public safety.
The Aladtec system easily handles the complex scheduling and unique rotation requirements common in fire service. Its features allow members to submit availability, request time off, initiate shift trades, and log overtime hours — all from a smartphone, tablet or desktop. It helps leaders monitor and meet minimum staffing requirements, helps control overtime, integrates with payroll, and allows agencies to track certifications and licensing. Aladtec e-forms speed up rig checks and provide airtight documentation.
Firefighter-paramedic Jerry Craddock recalls the hassles of trying to check a schedule, request time off or swap a shift before Mentor (OH) Fire & Rescue subscribed to Aladtec. He’d either need to drive to the station or phone in to check a paper schedule posted somewhere.
“It was crazy, but when we got Aladtec, it all became so organized,” said Craddock. “There was quick acceptance. It streamlined what was once a chore. I believe that if they took Aladtec’s Fire Manager away from us, there would be a mutiny.”
Chief Brian McMahon at Central Stickney (IL) Fire Protection wanted to solve two problems when he went searching for a digital scheduling solution: “Our scheduling was a mess, with no way to keep up with trades, and our forms and documentation were nothing but clutter and ineffective.”
“Aladtec solved both problems by giving us a live scheduling program, easy to use by officers and members, and a form (application) that have eliminated all our paper forms. “I feel there is no going back now. We are hooked.”
Watch this short video to see how the Maplewood (MN) Fire Dept. uses Aladtec to schedule multiple crews at several stations.
CAL FIRE Chief Thom Porter will provide the keynote address Monday, reflecting on the challenges faced by California firefighters during this record-breaking year. More than 7,600 wildfires burned over 1.8 million acres and claimed 100 lives, both civilians and emergency responders. He’s expected to share the lessons learned that will shape the California fire service for years to come.
Other conference highlights include a general assembly Tuesday afternoon entitled: Camp Fire: The Fire That Changed California, and another Wednesday afternoon that will spotlight "Managing the Turnaround of the Detroit Fire Department."
Tuesday evening will also feature a special screening of TruTV’s new American comedy series "Tacoma F.D"
Conference attendees are invited to stop by the Aladtec display (#1627) during the expo: from 11:30 am to 5 pm, Tuesday, March 26; 9:30 am to 3 pm, Wednesday, March 27; and 8 -9:30 am, and 3-4:30 pm, Thursday, March 28.
Account executive Ernesto De La Torre and Support Specialist Floyd Linaberry will provide demonstrations of the software and answer any questions..
Aladtec currently has 26 California departments using its software — including CAL Fire’s San Diego- and North San Diego County Fire Authority, NASA JPL in Pasadena, and Truckee Fire District. Nationwide, 2,200 Public Safety agencies use the platform.
For a free demonstration, visit http://www.aladtec.com. Call 888-749-5550 with questions, or to arrange a customized demonstration for your agency.
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Aladtec Team Will Demo Scheduling Software at Firehouse World 2019 Conference
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