When disaster strikes, whether in the form of catastrophic weather events or civil disorder, public safety agencies must be at their best and most efficient. Dealing with high-risk events may involve switching first responders to Alpha/Bravo or EOP shift schedules.
This emergency scheduling model gives agencies more people on duty at any given time to coordinate response and safety efforts. In preparation for this year's hurricanes, many agencies have applied EOP schedules as part of their readiness efforts to get ahead of the storms.
Public safety workforce management software that includes EOP scheduling automatically reassigns agency staff to emergency shifts. Once the crisis period has ended, all personnel are automatically reverted back to their original schedules. This makes it easier for leaders to set up their scheduling needs in advance so that departments are better able to manage through demanding circumstances.
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