Frequently asked questions about RescueBooker,
and its applicability for your police, fire
or EMS organization.
- Who uses RescueBooker?
- How does it work?
- Does RescueBooker allow people to book partial shifts?
- If crew members can sign up for shifts on their own, is there security?
- Can the Coordinator be notified when someone books off a shift?
- What do I need to get started?
- How much does RescueBooker cost?
- Can I try RescueBooker before signing up?
If crew members can sign up for shifts, is
Yes! RescueBooker requires that the Coordinator assign usernames and
passwords for each member of your organization. Members can only sign
themselves up for shifts or remove their names from a shift already
booked. (The Coordinator is all powerful and can book anyone for any
shift). There is also a "bumping" capability, but it is logged
to avoid disagreements between members.
One of the real benefits of allowing members to book themselves is that
they can peruse open shifts online and sign up for them making the
Coordinator's job much easier. Just about everybody has internet access today;
those that don't can just call the Coordinator who can do the scheduling for
A transaction log viewable only by the Coordinator tracks scheduling
actions and will be helpful in determining which members use RescueBooker to
the benefit of the whole organization and those who refuse or abuse the