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Emergency services can combine staffing authority [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Dec 20, 2016 11:32:39 AM

Fire and police departments are exploring new staffing strategies today to ensure they field the right personnel to keep their communities safe - while working within budget constraints. This can even mean combining hiring authority departments that were previously separate.

A recent example of consolidation in action comes from Rye, New York, where legislators are considering creating a public safety department that will hire and train both firefighters and police officers.

The new approach is meant to help coordination between the two departments' full-time staff, as well as over 200 listed volunteer firefighters.

Officials responsible for managing, scheduling and training personnel from multiple agencies can use public safety workforce management software as a cost effective solution. With software like this, each agency is able to control their own policies, procedures and requirements - all from one centralized platform.

Thanks for watching and check back soon to learn more about how technology is being used to improve public safety management.

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As workforce management and data interface experts, Orion Communications is a leading provider of public safety workforce management software.  Orion’s AgencyWeb® software helps agencies simplify complex workforce management processes and reduce labor cost. Orion has been serving the public safety industry since 1998 and is a certified women-owned business headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

For more information, please contact Jackie Belasky at 214-361-1203, #2413 or jbelasky@orioncom.com.