Public Safety Workforce Blogs

Preparing Fire & Rescue for the Workforce Challenges Ahead

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Aug 14, 2020 12:37:51 PM

 

When emergency situations strike, the world relies on first responders to help. But what happens when the Fire and Rescue workforce is adapting to the unknown? Global issues like the COVID-19 pandemic have shone a light on workforce challenges that won't be going away anytime soon.  It's crucial to understand what to look for and how to plan for the road ahead. 

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Topics: Workforce Management, Scheduling, EMS, Firefighters, Analytics, COVID-19

Workforce management software enhances predictive policing [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Dec 1, 2017 3:08:18 PM

With access to better data and more advanced analysis, police departments around the country are engaging in predictive policing. These systems allow agencies to detect patterns in crime and use their resources more effectively, but departments must be prepared to maximize their effects.

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Topics: Analytics

San Jose Faces Police Staffing Emergency [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Sep 22, 2016 8:13:42 PM

The San Jose City Council has voted to declare a state of emergency over a serious police staffing shortage.

The city's police department has struggled with reassigning officers from investigations to patrol duty. As a result, calls have gone unanswered and many residents have complained of excessive delays.

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Topics: Analytics

Hiring Freeze Impact on Overtime Costs – Is it Measurable? [Video]

Posted by Jackie Belasky

Apr 27, 2016 9:29:31 AM

Faced with increasing overtime costs, city officials in Portland, Maine have secured a significant concession from the firefighters' union.  The Portland Press-Herald reports that the city will be asked to approve a new contract with firefighters that will fill vacant positions and cut overtime.

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Topics: Analytics