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Dispatching Techniques for Service Requests. City of Fort Collins, Colorado Streets Department Model Presented by Holli Keyser, Administrative Support Supervisor. FORT COLLINS. Ranked #1 Best City in the Nation in 2006 Ranked #2 Best City in the Nation in 2008 134,000 Population

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Dispatching Techniques for Service Requests

City of Fort Collins, Colorado

Streets Department Model

Presented by Holli Keyser,

Administrative Support Supervisor


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FORT COLLINS

  • Ranked #1 Best City in the Nation in 2006

  • Ranked #2 Best City in the Nation in 2008

  • 134,000 Population

  • 22,000 Colorado State University


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Napa Valley of Beer


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Snow Operations

  • Battle 16 storms each season

  • Average Annual Snowfall 57 inches

  • Plow Operations 24/7

    • Two 12-hour shifts

    • 20 drivers each shift


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Snow Equipment & materials

  • 24 Tandem dumps

    • 4 with Wing plows

    • 1 with Under-body plow

  • Liquid and Granular Materials

    • APEX Meltdown

    • Ice Buster (our politically correct way of saying… SALT!)


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Snow Route Priorities

  • Priority 1 – Arterials

  • Priority 2 – Collectors

  • Priority 3 – Schools, Hospitals

  • Priority 4 – Residential

  • About 560 lane miles covered with Priority 1, 2, 3 streets.


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Streets STaff

Streets Superintendent

Streets Supervisor

4 Crew Chiefs

45+ Drivers (represented from Streets, Utilities, Traffic departments), 4 Loader Operators, Sidewalk/

Parking Lot Crew

Admin. Support Supervisor

1 Full-time Assistant

1 Half-time Assistant


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Taking Calls

Call Comes in to Front Desk

Front Desk Enters Information in Cityworks and Dispatches to On-Call Crew Chief

Crew Chief radios information to Driver

Driver or Crew Chief take care of request


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Cityworks

  • GIS-based Asset Maintenance Management System

    • Assets

    • Work Orders

    • Service Requests

    • Inventory Management


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Ready for some oohs and ahhs????


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Snow Plow Routes


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Dealing with After hours Calls and Blizzards

  • Call in extra staff as needed. Use plows as taxis in special circumstances.

  • Work 12-hour shift 6am-6pm

  • Assist with communicating to the public via radio, web, and television.


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Lessons Learned during 2006/2007 Blizzards

  • Have a phone back-up plan

    • Utilize support from outside your department/jurisdiction

    • Ability to add additional lines during an emergency

  • Whatever system you have in place, be prepared that it will fail you! What is your Plan B?


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Gridlocation


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  • Map report indicates icons based on different categories.


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Tips

  • Educate, educate, educate!

  • Frontline people are also your hired Publicity Specialists!

  • Be nice to your frontline people. Buy them flowers, wine, chocolate, massage gift certificates, lunch, whatever!


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