- The problem: Manual, outdated training management processes
- The solution: Fire department training records software
- The benefits of a digital training management system
The problem: Manual, outdated training management processes
With their essential leadership duties, fire chiefs and battalion chiefs have limited time and resources to spend on training management, documentation, and tracking. It doesn’t help that many departments still use paper-based processes and spreadsheets to manage their training programs, spending thousands of dollars alone on printing and material costs.
Manual systems for managing and tracking fire department EMT training are cumbersome, labor-intensive, and error-prone. Too often, administrators struggle to piece together up-to-date training information while sifting through loose, disorganized papers and piles of decades-old records.
Supervisors also can't keep track of their training records across departments to ensure all fire service EMS staff are properly trained. This can cause knowledge gaps that impact the quality of service and create liability/compliance risks for the department.
The solution: Fire department training records software
PowerDMS’s digital training management system, PowerFTO, is an easy-to-use interface that streamlines and automates your fire department EMS training management. The centralized system allows you to manage all your fire recruit training and probationary training programs in a single, cloud-based location that can be accessed 24/7 by any digital device.
PowerFTO automates your onboarding and training processes by assigning tasks to individuals, groups, or departments and setting automated notification reminders for the assigned parties when a task deadline is approaching. You can also customize workflows to align with your training goals and set your own measurements for success to ensure standardized, consistent evaluations. Plus, using a digital software that is accessible from anywhere gives trainers the ability to more efficiently log calls and objectives into reports.
What’s more, PowerFTO provides numerous dashboards and reports that give you a comprehensive view of training across the department, letting you track trainee progress, analyze trainer effectiveness, and identify areas that need improvements. This ensures your leadership can always stay up-to-date with onboarding and advancement training to make data-informed decisions for the good of the department.
The benefits of a digital training management system
PowerDMS’ fire department records management software helps you save time on training management with workflows, efficient communication, and easy tracking capabilities – creating time for other important work. You'll also save money by reducing paper and printing costs with digitized training documentation and reporting.
Furthermore, PowerFTO allows fire leadership to ensure compliance and preparedness of staff across all departments with a centralized training system for tracking trainee progress and completion. And as a result, you'll reduce errors from knowledge gaps and mitigate liability risk to the department, your fire-service EMS staff, and your community.
PowerFTO helps you meet fire department goals and objectives through streamlined and automated probationary training management. Schedule a free demo today to learn more about how PowerDMS’s fire department records management software can support you.