Wooley Announces Plan For Shreveport Fire Department
Continues to Outline Ways to Increase Public Safety While Saving Taxpayer DollarsBryan Wooley, candidate for Shreveport Mayor, followed up his crime plan, released two weeks ago, with a plan to bring the Shreveport Fire Department up to date, guarantee safety for every citizen, save the city money and guarantee no job loss for firefighters.
“There is no doubt that our fire department’s budget is strained, but the demand for services continues to increase. We need to address the current costly finance methods and policies and put into practice new methods that will save the taxpayers money, increase public safety and ensure not one fireman loses their job,” said Wooley. “This plan is a blueprint for Shreveport’s Fire Department of the Future, allowing for the efficient delivery of fire service and providing for pay raises for the brave men and women who run into burning buildings when everyone else is running out.”
A Strategic Plan For Shreveport’s Fire Safety
Wooley’s plan focuses on four areas that will strengthen fiscal capacity, enhance operational efficiency and improving risk management:
Regional Training / Career Development
Reduce SFD training costs
Create an enterprise financing system to fund training services
Generate revenue through educational product marketing
Enhance ability to secure grant funding
Fleet and Equipment Management
Utilize a more cost efficient life-cycle funding method
Replace bond financing with tax exempt municipal lease/purchase financing
Reduce fuel consumption significantly
Reduce fleet cost due to specification revisions
Personnel and Compensation Management
Eliminate recruitment costs
Enhance staffing capabilities by utilizing comp time management strategies
Develop cost effective pay schedule funding methods
Integrate performance and efficiency standards into policy development
Develop collaborative relationships with public and private agencies and institutions
Offer clarity in defining federal/state mandates
Streamline administrative and operational functions
The cost reductions and revenue generating objectives of this plan represent a beneficial fiscal impact of $4 to $6 million dollars to the city of Shreveport.
To read more about Bryan Wooley’s plan to Secure Shreveport’s Future, visit http://www.bryanwooley.com/.
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