Pleasant Township chief wants to streamline software

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By Hannah Poling
Staff Writer

Pleasant Township Fire Chief Brian Taylor wants to streamline the computer software used in the fire department.

He presented this plan to the board of trustees at the July 28 meeting.

As is, the Pleasant Township Fire Department uses three different software platforms. Taylor said he found a program which can be used to streamline work and will combine everything they need into one program.

“This will save us time, energy and training and increase efficiency,” said Taylor.

The new program is called ESO it will hold all of the department’s information for payroll, fire, EMS, human resources, and more. The majority of other fire departments in the surrounding townships are using the ESO platform.

The cost of the program would be more expensive than the current programs being used but “with everything needed on there it would make life a lot easier,” said Taylor.

A resolution for approval was not made at the meeting but the software will be addressed again for further discussion and approval.

A resolution was passed to replace the recliners in the television room of the firehouse.

“They have outlived their useful life. Most of them are in poor condition with structural issues and fabric tears,” said Taylor.

The trustees agreed to purchase five new leather recliners from American Fire House Furniture. The chairs will be easy to disinfect, come with a five-year warranty and the cost will not exceed $3,700.

In other news, township residents were urged to keep an eye out for two suspects in an attempted abduction.

According to Franklin County Sheriff Deputy Travis Carter, two suspects tried to grab a 13-year-old boy around 9 p.m. on July 27 on West London Groveport Road. The vehicle in question is a newer model gold Toyota sedan. The alleged suspects are two black males in their 20s to early 30s. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the sheriff’s office.

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