Deployment planning for the next generation

How technology can automate response planning needs to minimize added stress to crew


EMS1 is proud to be the Premier Media Sponsor of the Pinnacle Webinar Series. On Tuesday, July 20, at 1 p.m. CT, Bradshaw Consulting Services’ Dale Loberger will present “Deployment Planning for the Next Generation?” presented by Fitch & Associates, and sponsored by Bradshaw Consulting Services. Register today.

The deployment of response resources includes a spectrum of options that can address a diversity of organizational goals. Far beyond faster responses, a proper deployment strategy will improve safety and even reduce operating costs while better matching community expectations.

Advances in computer hardware and software have significantly changed since the days Jack Stout began calculating system status management plans. Since service objectives have become more nuanced and fluid, the next generation of technology to automate response planning needs to be more nimble and account for additional concerns, such as added stress to crews. In the midst of a pandemic and staffing shortage, when services are pinched harder than ever, efficiency of operations becomes even more critical.

On Tuesday, July 20, at 1 p.m. CT, Bradshaw Consulting Services’ Dale Loberger will present “Deployment Planning for the Next Generation?” In this session, we will delve into these topics and explore the future of deployment.

Dale Loberger, BS, AEMT, GISP, is a GIS professional at Bradshaw Consulting Services.
Dale Loberger, BS, AEMT, GISP, is a GIS professional at Bradshaw Consulting Services.

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Loberger notes, “Economics is not a new consideration for EMS, but it has become a critical concern for both the community and the agency. The decision of ambulance placement is not benign for patients or providers and the costs for all stakeholders must be considered. Fortunately, technology has finally come to not only realize the vision of Jack Stout, but extend its ability for a positive impact.”

Presented by Fitch & Associates, this Pinnacle Webinar is sponsored by Bradshaw Consulting Services.

The Pinnacle Webinar Series is produced in cooperation with Pinnacle Media Partner EMS1. Ninth Brain is Fitch & Associates’ Learning Partner and host of this webinar.

About the speaker

Dale Loberger, BS, AEMT, GISP, has been analyzing spatial patterns and business practices to improve services for over 35 years. As a GIS professional at Bradshaw Consulting Services actively working in EMS as an FTO, and separately as a fire captain, he has been applying spatial technology to fleet optimization specializing in deployment strategies following the inspiration of Jack Stout. He is also a social media enthusiast curating content for High Performance EMS (@hp_ems) and Dynamic Fire Risk (@DFireRisk). After authoring two public safety optimization books on “Dynamic Deployment" and "Closest Vehicle Dispatch", he is currently working on a third volume digging deeper into methodologies and review.

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