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New Mandated Reporter Training Course Released for California

TargetSolutions has released a new course titled Mandated Reporter Training for California (EDU). This course complies with California’s Assembly Bill 1432 and features seven learning modules and a 10-question exam.

By law, all school district employees must report any suspected incidents of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of students. To ensure staff can continue to effectively recognize signs of abuse and respond appropriately, TargetSolutions has released a new course titled Child Abuse: Mandated Reporter Training for California (EDU) with new content specifically for the Golden State.

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TargetSolutions Revises 5 Popular Courses for NFPA 1001 Training Hours

TargetSolutions revised 5 highly utilized courses in the NFPA 1001 series with upgraded content, video-driven modules and an on-screen instructor to increase engagement and improve performance.

NFPA 1001 outlines the essential qualifications for firefighters to effectively and safely perform necessary duties on the job. To meet this standard, TargetSolutions’ online firefighter training course catalog has a complete NFPA 1001 series for Firefighter I & II awareness and refresher level courses.

For an optimized learning experience, TargetSolutions updated some of the most highly utilized courses in this series with upgraded content, video-driven modules and an on-screen instructor.

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Meet the Team: Get to Know Client Services Representative Jessica Martinez

Jessica Martinez became a client services representative at TargetSolutions in January of this year. Originally from Vallejo, Calif. in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jessica still appreciates the few overcast days in sunny San Diego.

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TargetSolutions Check It™ Infographic: The Ultimate Operations Management Software

TargetSolutions’ dynamic training management platform enables departments to take their training program to the next level with powerful features for scheduling, tracking and reporting all training types. TargetSolutions’ latest innovation, the TargetSolutions Check It™ application, now revolutionizes how routine apparatus and equipment inspections are performed. Discover the possibilities of this all-in-one tool with this informative infographic:

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Resource of the Month: Boston Cancer Prevention – Firefighter Cancer Support Network

Fire Service Cancer

Community Resources is an invaluable feature in the TargetSolutions platform with a vast collection of shared training tools and content accessible anytime, anywhere. This virtual library allows departments to create and share helpful documents, videos and other files with agencies across the country.

One video from the Boston Fire Department consists of subject matter that hits close to home for those in the fire service: Cancer.

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TargetSolutions Enhances Education Courses for Classroom Safety & Transporting Students with Special Needs

 

TargetSolutions recently enhanced four courses in the Education catalog with revised information regarding definitions of the different types of special needs, legislation for working with students with special needs and safety procedures for students and staff.

About 13% of all public-school students in the United States receive special education services. While working with students with special needs can be rewarding, it also requires extensive training to ensure staff have the necessary awareness, communication skills and knowledge to provide a safe environment – both in and outside of the classroom.

To accomplish this, TargetSolutions recently enhanced four courses in the EDU course catalog with revised information regarding definitions of the different types of special needs, legislation for working with students with special needs and safety procedures for students and staff.

Overview of Courses

It’s imperative that staff interacting with students with special needs understand their responsibilities as administrators, educators or transportation providers. Each course provides in-depth lessons in identifying behavioral patterns, employing communication best practices and implementing policies and procedures.

These courses include the following titles:

  • Special Education: Safety in the Classroom covers everyday safety in the classroom, using safer communication and avoiding classroom injuries.
  • Transporting Students with Special Need: Legislation Overview provides a legislative overview of transportation for students with disabilities and addresses specific transportation obligations required of state and local education agencies.
  • Transporting Students with Special Needs: Types of Special Needs explores the 13 categories of special needs classified by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
  • Transporting Students with Special Needs: Balancing Needs on Mixed Buses guides staff in understanding the types of disabilities they may encounter and the services available to these students.

Course Enhancements

In addition to revamped content, staff members taking these online courses are guided by a course instructor for a more engaging learning experience. Delivered in a self-paced, video format, the courses can also be taken whenever, wherever – so staff can fit training into their busy schedules.

As staff progress through each course module, their comprehension gets put to the test with practical, in-course quizzes and an end-of-course exam upon completion.

“At TargetSolutions, we’ve committed to upgrading our EDU catalog. Our content has been thoroughly updated and refreshed. All of our new and updated EDU courses are video-based and feature a presenter on-screen to explain each lesson.” Bryan Fitzgerald, Content Manger, TargetSolutions

For questions about new EDU course enhancements, please contact us today!

TargetSolutions to Sponsor the IAFC’s VCOS Training Officer Recognition Award for 2018

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand offering the leading online training and records management system for public safety agencies, is excited to announce it has joined forces once again with the IAFC’s Volunteer and Combination Officers Section for the VCOS Training Officer Recognition Award.

For the fifth year in a row, TargetSolutions will sponsor the prestigious distinction, which acknowledges a training officer who works tirelessly to provide outstanding fire department training.

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The Future of eLearning: A Look Ahead

 

 

As educational technology advances and becomes integrated into our daily lives, we can expect employees to utilize online education tools like never before. TargetSolutions recently had the opportunity to interview Victoria Zambito about the future of eLearning. Zambito serves as the Senior Vice President of Content and Communications for Vector Solutions, which is TargetSolutions’ parent company. Here is the transcript of the Q&A.

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Getting Things Done as a Leader in the Fire Service

In today’s 24/7 society we are constantly bombarded with “stuff.” Emails, text messages, errands, home repairs, training classes, personnel evaluations, pre-plans, building inspections, meetings – the list goes on and on. Additionally, as our involvement and positions evolve throughout our time in the fire service, the number of things we must deal with also increases. You don’t have to be around a firehouse kitchen table long until you hear someone, with some rank and tenure, long for the simple days of riding backward.

Leadership: Getting Things DoneWith NFPA 1021 as an outline, many training entities have developed certification courses to prepare individuals to become leaders in the fire service – from fire officer to chief officer. However, these classes don’t provide the tools students need to help manage the volume of “stuff”.

Getting Thing Done (GTD) is a simple system, developed by David Allen, that allows anyone to capture the things that have our attention, clarify what each thing is and what we want to do with it, organize it, and execute.

This system has five a 5-step process highlighting the things we need to do as leaders in the fire service: capture, clarify, organize, reflect, and engage.

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TargetSolutions’ All-New Course Release Focuses on Firefighter Cancer Prevention

 

TargetSolutions’ all-new course, NFPA 1851: Cancer-Related Risks of Firefighting, raises awareness of leading causes of cancer in the fire service and instructs personnel on firefighter cancer prevention measures.

Despite the inherent dangers that come with the job of fighting fires and saving lives from critical situations, cancer remains one of the leading causes of line-of-duty deaths in the fire service. This silent killer has been linked to specific carcinogenic agents and was proven to lurk in unexpected places, such as firefighters’ own personal protective equipment (PPE).

To help reduce the cancer risks of firefighting, TargetSolutions is proud to release an all-new course for the fire service: NFPA 1851 – Cancer-Related Risks of Firefighting.

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