An Emergency Service Efficiency Roadmap has been identified, along with the integrated opportunities being explored amongst the four branches of Emergency and Protective Services and the Ottawa Police Service.
The aim of the collaboration and efficiency projects is to identify opportunities for the emergency services to better integrate their service offerings and administrative processes to find efficiencies, while still maintaining the provision of high-quality service. The project list includes:
Project Leads in the subject area have been identified. Coordination will be done through a project management office.
Direct involvement—the Project Steering Committee is comprised of the General Manager, Emergency and Protective Services; Chief, Ottawa Police Service; Chief, Ottawa Fire Services; Chief, Ottawa Paramedic Service; Chief, By-law and Regulatory Services; and Chief, Security and Emergency Management.
Since early 2012. The report was delivered to City’s Community and Protective Services Committee on October 20, 2012.
Extension of close working relationship between Ottawa Police and City Emergency Protective Services; however, 2.5% budget guideline has prompted closer examination of collaboration and efficiency opportunities.
Curently underway, with implementation plan to be devised. Rolling implementation, depending on the opportunity.
Efficiency of emergency services primarily; no targets identified as of yet.
Each of nine projects will assist in redefining delivery of policing and community safety services in Ottawa and stimulate further collaboration amongst the partner agencies.