On Tuesday, October 28, 2017 at the City Council Meeting. I reminded the Council about a webinar that I recommended for City Management to register us for when I presented a proposal for a fire station feasibility and facilities study.
I believe that this webinar will help us address the tough issues that local governments face with regard to fire and EMS services.
THIS IS THE OVERVIEW:
With many fire departments seeing dramatic increases in response to EMS incidents, what questions and discussions should be taking place between local government managers and fire chiefs?
How does your department compare with others whose workloads are about 80 to 85 percent EMS and 5 to 10 percent fire? What differences can a workload and operation analysis make on how you pay for fire and EMS?
Back by popular demand, Leonard Matarese will share new information that will help you address the tough issues that local governments face with regard to fire and EMS services. Matarese is a nationally recognized public safety expert with a unique combination of experience as a city manager and public safety professional.
Below are just a few of the discussion topics:
• Real workloads how to know if staff is allocated correctly
• How to determine the number of firefighters and amount of equipment that is really necessary
• Low firefighter utilization and how to deal with it
• Goal-setting, performance management, and strategies for continuous improvement
I wanted to encourage all citizens of McLendon-Chisholm that we are being proactive in expanding our knowledge. We look forward to sharing at the next regular City Council Meeting about what we have learned from this webinar.
Please do not hesitate to contact your elected City Council Members to express your concerns or questions.
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