Lawrenceburg Fire Department and Whitestown Fire Department of Indiana Choose Aladtec’s FIRE Manager System for Workforce Management

Changing from paper methods to a sophisticated online employee scheduling system was a smooth and easy transition for these Indiana fire departments.


Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN - August 1, 2012 - When Patrick Myers, Assistant Fire Chief for the Lawrenceburg Fire Department noticed a neighboring department was using FIRE Manager he thought it might be a good choice for his fire department as well. “We found FIRE Manager fit our needs perfectly. Previously I scheduled all of our part-time and overtime on a physical calendar that was turned in by each employee. That process allowed for the possibility of a large number of mistakes. It was also very time consuming to track the hours of each employee,” explains Myers. “FIRE Manager allows us to configure our schedule exactly to what we need. I save countless hours on shift trades, giveaways and OT coverage.” Each of Aladtec’s online employee scheduling and workforce management software products, including FIRE Manager, are accessible 24/7/365 from any computer, smartphone or mobile device with internet access. “The FIRE Manager mobile web app is quite handy and I use the system on my iPad virtually every day,” says Clinton Crafton, Division Chief, Whitestown Fire Department, Whitestown, Indiana. In addition to mobile accessibility, FIRE Manager allows members to trade shifts and request time off. Because updates are made instantly and automatically, administrators know the schedule is always up to date in real time. “FIRE Manager 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. The expiration feature actually saved one of our folks their EMT certification,” adds Crafton. “The mass email and text features are also very useful.” Myers appreciates the fact that FIRE Manager is a subscription based online scheduling and workforce management system. He says that his department will simply include it as a yearly expense. Many other scheduling systems require a major upfront investment and an internet server housed and maintained onsite. Aladtec’s FIRE Manager is a SaaS (software as a service) product and all data is stored “in the cloud” so there is no hardware or servers needed onsite. FIRE Manager also provides a number of free advantages, a free trial to make sure it fits an agency’s needs, free training, free technical support and free product updates as they are launched. “The support staff has been great. They assisted me in getting everything set up and have helped with any questions along the way,” adds Myers. Aladtec, Inc. is a proud provider of web-based software solutions for online employee scheduling and workforce management applications. The company’s flagship products, EMS Manager and FIRE Manager, are leaders in the public safety sector. Together with their newest product, Zanager, they serve over 825 EMS agencies, fire departments, police departments and other businesses. Over 50,500 employees use Aladtec’s online employee scheduling and workforce management products. Aladtec is headquartered just outside the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area in Hudson, Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.aladtec.com.