The annual Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) kicks off on April 20th at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Last year, nearly 32,000 people attended from 55 countries – making it the world’s largest fire event. The conference features classroom sessions, hands on training and a huge exhibition area with over 850 exhibitors.
One exhibitor attending FDIC this year, is Wisconsin based Aladtec (booth #4652). Aladtec is an efficient, and cost-effective, online employee scheduling and workforce management system. The core of their business is within the Public Safety Sector, and the majority of their customers are Fire and EMS agencies.
The Aladtec system has many key benefits – including allowing members to submit availability, request time off and make shift trades online. It’s available 24/7 from any computer or mobile device via the Internet. The system has evolved from a crew scheduling system to an all-in-one robust workforce management tool. It features certification tracking, customizable forms, a document library, member discussion area, events calendar, custom reports and an optional Time Clock kiosk.
This online system improves agency efficiency, saves time, saves money and reduces human error. These factors are vital for Public Safety Agencies. Aladtec is available for an affordable annual fee based on the number of members using the system. Therefore, it is reasonably priced for organizations of all sizes – including volunteer agencies.
Today nearly 1,400 organizations subscribe to Aladtec’s online employee scheduling and workforce management software with over 85,000 people using the system throughout North America.
“We are very fortunate and honored to be a vendor for the first responder community,” states David Feyereisen, CEO, Aladtec Inc., Hudson, WI. “Our products automate the mundane and error prone aspects of crew scheduling and workforce management, allowing our customers to focus on their priority – the communities they serve.”
While at the 2015 FDIC conference Aladtec staff hopes to connect with many of their customers. They will also offer guided demos of their Aladtec system along with signing agencies up for a free trial offer on the spot.
Supporting Quotes from Aladtec Customers:
“Our Fire Chief heard about Aladtec while at FDIC last year. There were quite a few scheduling programs offered there but Aladtec seemed to be the one that was most simple and user friendly and providing the best tools. We tried the free trial and immediately saw the advantages of the online schedule, customizable forms, and various reporting capability.”
-Susan Cabot, Secretary, Austintown Township Fire Department, Youngstown, Ohio
“Aladtec is far exceeding our expectations. We are using the ‘Events’ calendar extensively, and we manage certifications, licenses and other important dated materials through this system.”
-Clinton Crafton, Division Chief, Whitestown Fire Department, Whitestown, Indiana
“Tracking out trades, swaps of shifts, was the primary reason we recently subscribed to Aladtec. Tracking certifications with Aladtec will be a big help also.”
-Martin Greene, CFO EMT-P, Fire Chief, Bourne Fire & Rescue, Buzzards Bay, MA
“We are an 85 percent volunteer fire department so the savings Aladtec offers us in terms of time and effort is very large. We average 50 volunteers, with nine paid staff and the ability for them to sign up for shifts online from their home, office or their smartphone is working great.”
-David Moore, Fire Chief, Winterville Fire-Rescue-EMS, Winterville, North Carolina
“We reduced scheduling time by at least 12 hours for each schedule and we cut our payroll processing time by approximately 100 hours every month because we are able to export the payroll data from our Aladtec system. Also, the accuracy of our payroll increased, since we weren’t keying in the payroll data by hand anymore. Employees are much happier when they’re getting paid the correct amount and bosses are happier when you’re not overpaying people!”
-Mike Majercik, Battalion Chief, McHenry Township Fire Protection District, Illinois
“Everything is running very nicely. Our staff has bought into the system and it has saved our captains significant time covering shifts.”
-Shane Christensen, Fire Chief, Leduc Fire Services, Leduc, Alberta, Canada
About Aladtec: They proudly provide online employee scheduling and workforce management software to over 1,400 organizations, primarily within the Public Safety Sector. These customers count on Aladtec every day to help them save time and improve efficiency. For information about their affordable industry specific options, or to try a free trial, please visit www.aladtec.com.