Southern California Fire Departments Use TeleStaff to Deploy Staff to Battle Fires

"TeleStaff has saved our department several hours in staffing management due to the Southern California fires this week."

For La Mesa Fire Department, TeleStaff is being used not only to deploy personnel, but to forecast staffing needs, track personnel hours, and to provide updates.

"Currently our department has deployed twelve of our 46 suppression personnel on engines and as strike team leaders to the various fires in the county. For most, they received their first rest and hot meals yesterday morning. Telestaff is being utilized to track our personnel hours, to forecast staffing needs, and to help in filling open positions. Also, using the messaging portion of the program, TeleStaff provides situational updates and advisements," stated Division Chief Barry Wiebel.

"Everyone at PDSI has witnessed firsthand the brave efforts of public safety personnel during this time of crisis, and we truly appreciate their relentless and unselfish commitment to the affected communities in Southern California. We are proud to serve the public safety community with our products," stated Greg Ekstrom, President, PDSI.

TeleStaff is proving to be an extremely reliable, efficient and critical solution to fire departments relying on it to contact, deploy and track personnel during the Southern California fires.

About PDSI
Principal Decision Systems International - PDSI, is a software and services company headquartered in Irvine, California that is focused on developing workforce scheduling software for a diverse array of industries including public safety, government, healthcare, and hospitality. The Company designs, develops, markets, implements and supports scheduling software products that automate daily processes such as scheduling staff for shifts, events or appointments resulting in value-added solutions and offering increased productivity among human resources. TeleStaffTM provides public safety agencies a scheduling and notification solution capable of managing complex rules, work codes and shifts. Collection Management SystemTM (CMS) is a group of applications specifically designed for blood collection organizations. STAFFeasyTM is a web-based event staffing and notification solution designed to fill positions based on rules and notify personnel of work assignments. For more information about PDSI, please visit the company's website at .

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