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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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TargetSolutions Platform Enhancement: Certificate Template Creation Tool

 

Certificate Template Tool Demo
The all-new Certificate of Completion Template tool enables TargetSolutions platform managers to create and attach their own custom certificates to activities.

Part of TargetSolutions’ ongoing efforts to improve user experience brings the latest platform release: The Certificate Template Creation Tool. This enhancement makes platform managers’ lives a little easier by streamlining the creation and attachment of custom certificates to activities. Rather than requesting certificates from a TargetSolutions account manager, users with Activities Builder permissions can create their own template in just a few steps.

To guide users through each part of the process, TargetSolutions platform experts put together easy-to-follow instructions in the Help System.

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TargetSolutions’ Annual Updates to RT-130 Series for 2018 Wildland Fire Refresher

 

Equipped with lessons from real events, TargetSolutions’ RT-130: Annual Wildland Fire Safety Refresher series has been recharged for 2018 with up-to-date statistics and relevant data.

In the face of a record-shattering 2017 wildland fire season, the threat of more devastating wildfires is very real as this year’s summer season approaches. Equipped with lessons from real events, TargetSolutions’ RT-130: Annual Wildland Fire Safety Refresher series has been revamped for 2018 with up-to-date statistics and relevant data.

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Streamline Routine Apparatus and Equipment Inspections with TargetSolutions Check It™ Technology

 

Routine Apparatus Checks

TargetSolutions Check It™ operations management software simplifies apparatus inspections and tracks all equipment and inventory items needed in the field for first responders.

At the forefront of technological innovation for Fire and EMS agencies, TargetSolutions strives to improve processes and increase effectiveness for emergency responders. That’s what the TargetSolutions Check It™ application accomplishes.

This new operations management software documents, tracks, and reports routine apparatus and fire equipment inspections, while allowing departments to streamline checks with just a few clicks!

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Meet the Team: Get to Know Melissa Carranza

Melissa CarranzaMelissa Carranza joined the TargetSolutions team as a client services representative in February and although it’s only been a short while, she feels right at home. Born and raised in San Diego, California Melissa loves hiking and enjoying the outdoors when she’s not in the office.

Melissa’s previous experience has helped her thrive in her position at TargetSolutions. She’s worked as a patient services representative at Scripps Hospital and as technology support for Mitchell International Inc., a provider of software for the automotive industry to manage collision and medical claims. Melissa enjoys helping others and appreciates that she can make online training easier for first responders and everyday heroes.

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All-New TargetSolutions Course: Effective Groundwater Supply Management

 

TargetSolutions is excited to announce an all-new course: Effective Groundwater Supply Management. This dynamic, video-driven course provides water industry professionals with up-to-date training they need to utilize and maintain groundwater sources.

Effective groundwater supply management is essential if groundwater resources are to remain viable for generations to come. Currently, groundwater volume exceeds the volume of fresh surface water by 20:1 and groundwater accounts for nearly half of the United States’ drinking water.

TargetSolutions’ all-new course from RedVector, Effective Groundwater Supply Management, provides water industry professionals with the up-to-date training they need to utilize and maintain groundwater sources without producing harmful effects.

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TargetSolutions’ EMS Training Catalog Undergoes Major Boost

 

TargetSolutions is excited to release EMS HazMat Medical Emergencies Advanced. This all-new course features the latest innovations in online training and is accepted by CAPCE. In addition, TargetSolutions has enhanced three additional titles, including EMS Infectious Disease Control, EMS Understanding the Basics of ECGs, and EMS Operating an AED.

For EMS providers, executing the proper procedure, safely and effectively, makes all the difference in protecting patients and themselves. TargetSolutions’ comprehensive EMS continuing education catalog delivers more than 160 hours of accredited training for EMS personnel. As part of TargetSolutions’ efforts to provide a modern training experience, TargetSolutions released an all-new course, EMS HazMat Medical Emergencies Advanced, and updated three pre-existing courses.

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TargetSolutions Updates Sexual Harassment Training to Comply with California’s Senate Bill 396

Sexual harassment not only causes a hostile work environment, but the United States Department of Labor estimates it costs organizations around $1 billion in damages each year.

In 2017, the state of California passed a new Senate Bill (SB 396), which requires organizations with 50 or more employees to provide training on harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. This new law is an addition to AB 1825 that requires mandatory sexual harassment training for supervisors who work for companies with at least 50 employees.

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Why Computer-Based Training Systems Make Sense for Fire Departments of All Sizes

No matter the department size, all fire departments are faced with hundreds of hours of mandated training that simply cannot be managed solely with traditional training and recordkeeping methods. Implementing a web-based Learning Management System (LMS) improves a department’s ability to deliver, track and report all training types.

Metro Fire Department Online Training

TargetSolutions is at the forefront of online training for fire departments and offers a cost-effective, powerful solution for departments ranging from metro-sized fire departments to smaller volunteer agencies.

TargetSolutions fulfills the basic training needs of all fire departments with a robust course library of more than 450 hours of firefighter training and 160 hours of accredited EMS continuing education. However, as each department has unique challenges, TargetSolutions includes user-friendly, innovative applications for a customizable training experience that is specific to the needs of personnel.

Find out why TargetSolutions is the right choice for every fire department:

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Get to Know TargetSolutions Client Services Representative: Eric Helton

Meet the Team Eric HeltonEric Helton was welcomed into TargetSolutions as a Client Services Representative last August. Born and raised in sunny San Diego, Eric grew up playing sports outdoors and continues to love basketball and football.

Before becoming a TargetSolutions team member, Eric worked with clients one-on-one as a Satellite Technician for DirecTV. His initial interest in TargetSolutions stemmed from his background in Criminal Justice, which he studied at Miramar College and San Diego State University. He appreciated the ability to help professionals train to protect communities across the country.

After working at TargetSolutions for a few months, Eric discussed how he enjoys coming into work and collaborating with the client services team to help customers. “It’s an honor to be a part of something bigger and serve those who serve,” he remarked.

Get to know Eric Helton better with this Q-and-A:

What is your favorite food?

I like pretty much anything but if I had to pick a favorite, steak!

What is your favorite movie?

It’s a tossup between Gladiator and Troy. Depends on how I feel that day.

What is your favorite genre of music?

Hip-hop/rap.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I’ve always wanted to go to Italy.

What is your idea of a perfect weekend?

Grabbing a drink with my friends and enjoying some good food!

Do you prefer cats or dogs?

Dogs by far (I’m allergic to cats)

What is your favorite sports team?

Dallas, Mavericks.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

I love Oreo!

What is your favorite type of weather?

I actually like cold and gloomy weather. Probably because it’s never gloomy in San Diego.

Do you have any pets?

I have 3 dogs. A pitbull, french bulldog and a boston terrier.

Fun fact about yourself:

I can speak Vietnamese.