Bellingham, WA – Emergency Reporting® (ER), a leader in cloud-based Fire and EMS records management software, has released an Annual Report Guide to help Fire/EMS departments create effective annual reports that will help demonstrate the value their agencies bring to their communities.
“Creating a thorough, impactful, and well-designed annual report is important for any Fire or EMS agency because it is one of the tools that will help you tell your agency’s story to your community and its leaders,” says Stewart Smith, a retired Staff Officer of 20 years and Product Development Manager at Emergency Reporting. “We know that creating an effective annual report can be a daunting task – and that’s why we wanted to create a helpful how-to guide that will walk you through the process.”
The new guide, called “Tell Your Agency’s Story with a Compelling Annual Report,” shows readers how to create an annual report using valuable data, analysis, and narratives from ER software or another Fire and EMS reporting and records management system. It includes tips for getting started, major areas to focus on, the reports that can be pulled from ER to illustrate those areas of focus, and an example report that offers ideas on how to lay out and design the report.
Because departments vary greatly in size and services, the Annual Report Guide is a general guideline for creating a report that can be adjusted and customized depending on the agency’s specific needs.
Smith says that having a solid annual report can be very useful for Fire/EMS departments. “If done right, an annual report can be a powerful marketing piece for your agency. It can help educate the public on your department’s achievements and impress decision-makers at budget review meetings.”
To download ER’s Annual Report Guide, visit: http://info.emergencyreporting.com/annualreportguide.
For more information, visit www.emergencyreporting.com.