Many municipal governments are looking to improve how they mobilize their volunteer firefighters in the event of an emergency. It is crucial to have a solid plan in place for when these events occur, to minimize error and miscommunication. Improving how volunteers are recruited and called in during emergencies can be made much simpler using automation. This is why SimplyCast created the Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment System, which utilizes emergency communication technology to form a better approach to recruitment and mobilization.
By making use of automation, these facilities can respond much faster and in a more organized fashion, as opposed to a total manual approach. Emergency scenarios call for quick and efficient responses, and our dynamic digital solutions make this much simpler to achieve. This solution makes use of an easily accessed volunteer recruitment form to bring in more volunteers, the ability to call in responders using automated texts, phone calls, and emails, and a dashboard where administrators can keep track of the responding firefighters. This solution also gives new potential firefighters the chance to volunteer, and manages emergencies without any extra manual intervention.
The Benefits of the Digital Solution
SimplyCast foresaw the demand for a better recruitment method for volunteer firefighters, that is easily accessible and doesn’t create new manual work. This automated solution makes it easier for potential firefighters to find volunteer opportunities, calls firefighters to action in response to emergencies, and keeps an overview of an emergency as it progresses. Emergency communication is key to keeping everyone safe and informed, and this personalized engagement system makes it much simpler to do so. Our solution involves 3 key steps which we have identified and broken down for you in this blog.
Step 1-Recruitment Form
The first component of the automated system is a digital form. This can either be filled out online, or accessed through a QR code, making it simpler to begin the volunteer recruitment process. Automation can then notify the appropriate administrator of the submission, so they can review the application and take the next step.
Step 2-Firefighter Recall
Firefighters can be called in during an emergency using one of several communication channels. Text messages, emails, and phone calls are all options for contacting support during these situations. By making use of a recall solution, all of the firefighters can be contacted at once, and can provide a quick response regarding availability. There is also an option to disclose the exact number of firefighters needed, so that any responses after this number has been met can be directed elsewhere.
Step 3-Emergency Dashboard
The final element of the automated solution is a central emergency dashboard. This allows emergency fire response plans, including recalls, to be created ahead of time and added to the board. Within this dashboard, the responses to any launched recalls can be easily tracked, allowing administrators to keep an eye on the amount of responses they are receiving.
That’s the summary of what it takes to create a digital solution for volunteer firefighter recruitment, and it’s only scratching the surface of what is possible when it comes to using automated technology to help municipal governments operate smoothly.
The SimplyCast platform is a no-code platform that allows anyone to build and edit their solution. As a result, this solution is fully customizable, it can be tweaked or altered to meet the exact needs of every institution.
Don’t worry about scalability and security! SimplyCast is an ISO 27001:2013-certified company with data centers in the USA and Canada. This means we can assure you that your confidential data is safe on our secure server and the messages you transmit are completely encrypted. Our platform has the capacity to send 100,000+ messages every hour and allows 10,000+ concurrent sessions. We can also acquire additional gateways and servers if you need them.
Most importantly, we have a 99.5% minimum uptime. With our solution, you can have peace of mind.
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