Aladtec, a premier provider of online scheduling and workforce management solutions to 2,050 Public Safety agencies across Canada and the United States, is hard at work showcasing the company’s online scheduling solution.
They exhibited to nearly 34,000 attendees at the 91st annual Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) held on April 23-28 at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, which is the world’s largest conference and expo for the fire/rescue sector.
On site in Indianapolis, Susan Cabot, secretary with the Austintown Fire Department in Youngstown, OH shared that, “Finding a workforce management system that’s easy to use was our main focus.
“Aladtec is ideal because it’s user-friendly for all levels of computer capabilities.”
Additionally, Patrick Myers, Assistant Fire Chief of the Lawrenceburg Fire Department in Indiana said, “Aladtec allows us to configure our crew schedule exactly to what we need.
“I save countless hours on shift trades, giveaways, and OT coverage.”
(See how Aladtec saves the Maplewood (MN) Fire Dept. hours every week by streamlining their scheduling process. Courtesy of Aladtec and YouTube.)
It also features certification tracking, customizable forms to which members can attach files, a document library, member discussion area, events calendar, custom reports, and an optional Time Clock kiosk.
Additionally, Aladtec has announced their online scheduling and workforce management solutions will also be present from May 4-5 as some 2,500 fire leaders and personnel gather to learn and review equipment and services at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.
Aladtec is the online scheduling solution of choice for 19 Canadian fire services along with 51 police, dispatch, EMS and health agencies.
(See how station rituals like equipment status, rig checks, and narcotic inventories, are made easier with the features included in Aladtec’s sophisticated Forms software. Courtesy of Aladtec and YouTube)
Aladtec’s FIPPA-complaint production systems for Canadian customers are hosted in-country.
Conference attendees can discover how Aladtec has taken the stress out of scheduling staff, tracking certifications, streamlining trades, filling minimum staffing levels and eliminating paper from the firehouse.
“The full-time members like it a lot because they’re now able to manage their hours better. A lot of the part-time and paid on-call staff love it too,” said Jocelyne Monette, administrative assistant with Salt Springs (BC) Fire & Rescue.
“That’s your biggest claim to fame, is how easy it is to schedule and manipulate and move them around and send out alerts when you need coverage.”
“I would recommend this to anybody. Now, everything here is running very nicely.”
(Sometimes the best way to learn about a product is to hear how it works for others. This video highlights some of Aladtec’s benefits and features from the viewpoint of customers. Courtesy of Aladtec and YouTube)
“The Aladtec system has saved our Captains significant time covering shifts,” added Chief Shane Christensen of Leduc Fire Services, Alberta.
Aladtec software was specifically designed to handle the complex scheduling and unique shift rotations common to fire/rescue departments.
The online system provides process automation, coverage alerts, time and attendance, staff messaging, minimum staffing controls, advanced reporting, payroll export, certification tracking, and the ability to attach files in its sophisticated Forms feature.
All functions are accessible by smartphone, tablet or desktops with internet connectivity – so you can Go Mobile.
(Your Aladtec system is accessible via the Internet from any smartphone or other mobile device regardless of whether you use iOS or android. When using the system on a smartphone, the mobile browser will automatically be detected and load the mobile version. They provide step-by-step videos (this one for iOS) showing you how to create a shortcut to the system on your smartphone’s home screen, and offer Technical Support if you have any questions by calling their toll-free number at (888) 749-5550)