SFD Seeks Public Input on Strategic Plan
Media Contact: Lori Schmidt, Scottsdale Fire Department
Blackberry (480) 272-1710
The community is invited to weigh in on Scottsdale Fire Department’s 2012-2015 Strategic Plan during three community outreach sessions.
Chief Garret Olson and his staff will present the outline of the plan with its strategic objectives identified and seek feedback from the public, community partners and stakeholders. The plan is intended to offer a road map for the next three years based on the balance of service delivery requirements and economic trending in Scottsdale and the region.
The public meetings are scheduled at these locations:
· 6-7 pm, Jan. 23, Granite Reef Senior Center, Room 9, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd.
· 6-7 pm, Jan. 25, pm, Mustang Library, Book Discussion Room, 10101 N. 90th St.
· 5:45-6:45 pm, Jan. 30, Appaloosa Library, Room 1, 7377 E. Silverstone Dr.
The focus of the discussions will include seeking feedback on how SFD can better connect with the community and find process improvements in terms of the scope of services the fire department provides. Topics addressed will include (but are not limited to) the following:
· The organization continually balances appropriate staffing against financial resources to assure that the most efficient and safest form of fire service delivery is applied in Scottsdale.
· Scottsdale Fire has a unique workforce that is required to perform physically and psychologically stressful work. One of the goals of the plan is to assure workforce sustainability throughout a career.
· The Fire Department service delivery model includes the use of technology to expedite permitting, ensure code compliance, responding to calls and data management. The use of technology and its potential efficiencies will be considered.
· Because one of Scottsdale greatest assets is the mountain preserve, considerable focus will be placed on community education and involvement in assessing and mitigating risk to this most precious resource.
The plan will tentatively be in place by early Spring and will be closely tied to the City of Scottsdale budget process currently underway.
Community members may get more information and register for one of the discussions at http://scottsdaleaz.gov/fire/StratPlanInput.