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TargetSolutions Meets New York Department of Health’s Requirements for Online CME Program

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, the leading provider of computer-based training management applications for public safety agencies, is now able to provide fire and EMS departments in the state of New York with nearly 100 percent of their recertification training.

fire-ny-100-percent-cme-learn-moreAgencies can now complete the New York Department of Health’s required paperwork to request permission for completing nearly 100 percent of their Three-Year EMS Continuing Medical Education (CME) Recertification Program through TargetSolutions.

When an agency submits to allow their EMS providers to utilize 100 percent self-study thru an online training provider, the agency selects a vendor. The New York State Bureau of EMS then approves the agency’s program based on the outline of that program. Any vendor used must meet specific security and disability access regulations. They must also meet rules regarding the distribution and function of the online content.

The City of Olean Fire Department (N.Y.) was the first agency to submit the required paperwork, outlined in the New York Department of Health’s Administration Manual. The process included answering six mandatory questions with detailed responses made available by TargetSolutions. The department’s Line Supervisor Tim Richardson was thrilled to learn the department’s application had been accepted.

“It’s hard to complete continuing education requirements without something like TargetSolutions. An online system keeps you coordinated and puts all of the training at our fingertips. Having 100 percent online was important for us. It gives us the ability to instantaneously determine where everyone is at from a training perspective.”

Tim Richardson, City of Olean Fire Department (N.Y.)

TargetSolutions features more than 160 hours of accredited online EMS training that is accepted in the state of New York after the training is approved in writing by an EMS Agency’s certified instructor-coordinator. In addition, TargetSolutions is organizationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation Pre-Hospital Continuing Education.

Emergency responders in the state of New York are required to complete 72 hours of training every three years. Please note, each agency’s approval is left solely to the discretion of the New York Department of Health. Also, TargetSolutions needs one additional hour of ALS training to fulfill the category of Gynecology and Obstetrics for 100 percent recertification for paramedics. All personnel currently completing BLS training can fulfill 100 percent of their requirement with TargetSolutions. For more information, please contact us today at (800) 840-8048.

If you would like more information on TargetSolutions’ ability to provide fire and EMS departments in New York with 100 percent of their EMS recertification training, please click here to enter your information and a TargetSolutions representative will be in touch.

About TargetSolutions

TargetSolutions delivers cutting-edge software applications, engaging online training courses, and world-class customer service. The company was founded in 1999 and today there are more than 2,000 organizations across the country using TargetSolutions’ innovative technology to solve their training challenges. For more information on TargetSolutions, check online at www.targetsolutions.com.

Vector Solutions Kicks off Internship Program With Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School in Tampa

Vector Solutions, the parent company of computer-based training leaders TargetSolutions and RedVector, announced this week it will be kicking off a new Internship Program in partnership with Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School in Tampa, Fla.

vector-solutionsAs the top provider of eLearning and performance management solutions for the public safety, architecture, engineering, construction, industrial, and facility management industries, Vector Solutions is committed to advancing learning and performance development in its local community. With that goal in mind, the Tampa-based company worked to create this new six-month program.

DeBartolo Collegiate High School was founded by NFL Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks and former San Francisco 49ers owner and Hall of Famer Edward J. Bartolo, Jr. The charter school is focused on instilling students with the desire to learn and equip them with the knowledge they need to continue their academic journey at the collegiate level and the career world.

Students will join the team at Vector Solutions’ Tampa headquarters for an average of five hours a week. Interns will learn what it means to focus on the customer, achieve operational excellence, and excel in today’s business environment.

“We are excited to provide a variety of real-world business experience to the best and brightest from Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School. 

David English, CFO, Vector Solutions

“As an eLearning company headquartered in Tampa, but with employees nationwide, Vector Solutions has a vested interest in these students and we believe the variety of exposure they will receive during their internship at our company will not only help them form a career path and enhance their resume, but will also provide our employees a wonderful opportunity to mentor the next generation of leaders,” said English.

About Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School
Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School strives to be a model collegiate school, offering a broad and rigorous, technology-rich educational program to students from diverse backgrounds. Within a caring and respectful multicultural environment, the school is committed to instilling in each student a desire to learn, to take appropriate risks, and to overcome challenges. The school community is committed to developing students who are life-long learners and responsible citizens who will succeed in the 21st century.

About Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions sets the standard for excellence in online continuing education and training for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries, as well as industrial and public safety fields, and holds more than 200 state, national and organizational accreditations. Through its brands RedVector and TargetSolutions, Vector Solutions offers individual courses as well as large-scale corporate training solutions for AEC, industrial and public safety teams via a state-of-the-art Learning Management System. With an online library exceeding 4,000 courses authored by more than 200 subject matter experts, Vector Solutions serves professionals and firms across the globe. For more information about the Vector Solutions Internship Program, call (866) 546-1212 or e-mail marketing@redvector.com.

South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Accepts TargetSolutions’ Law Enforcement Training

TargetSolutions’ online training for law enforcement received approval from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. Law enforcement personnel inside the state can now complete 22 of the 40 required hours every three years with TargetSolutions’ computer-based system.

TSLogo_Wordmark-ColorTargetSolutions is now accepted for continuing education in 32 states, including Texas, New York, and now South Carolina. For a full list of states that accept TargetSolutions, please click here.

In total, 100 training courses from TargetSolutions were accepted by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. Courses cover the following topics: investigation, officer survival, patrol, emerging issues, and personnel and training in law enforcement. Each mobile-ready course runs one hour long, features engaging scenario-based lessons, and tests users’ comprehension with a post-course quiz.

“We’re excited to add another state to the list,” said Director of Content Lauren Crosby. “We’re constantly looking to provide public safety agencies with valuable training that can help them efficiently meet continuing education requirements. The course catalog for law enforcement agencies covers some extremely important areas for law enforcement personnel. We’re excited to make this training available for credit in South Carolina.”

Officers who possess a current Class 1-LE Certification are required to obtain 40 hours every three-year period. TargetSolutions can be taken for 22 of these hours as officers in the state are required to take in-person training to meet other requirements, including legal update training and domestic violence.

For more information on TargetSolutions’ entire catalog of online training for law enforcement, please contact us today at (800) 840-8046.

TargetSolutions Releases Two New Dynamic Training Courses for First Responders

TSLogo_BadgeSAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, the leading provider of computer-based training management applications for public safety agencies, has launched two new online courses for first responders. The new titles, “EMS Incident Command System” and “Fire Service: Health and Safety,” join TargetSolutions’ catalog of more than 250 hours of Fire and EMS recertification training.

“These courses are key additions to our course library because they address two extremely vital areas for emergency responders,” said TargetSolutions’ Director of Content Lauren Crosby. “We are always looking to add valuable content to our library and these two courses do exactly that for fire and EMS agencies.”

EMS Incident Command System” delivers an essential overview of best practices for any public safety organization that might be involved in responding to a mass-casualty or multiple-agency response incident. The Incident Command System (ICS) is mandated by the U.S. Federal Government through the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

“Established by emergency management professionals as a way to create leadership during emergencies, this course brings the essentials of ICS straight to your fingertips,” said Crosby. “This is an exciting course for EMS professionals because it’s such an important area of focus. We’re thrilled to make it available for those seeking EMS continuing education.”

The visually impressive course, featuring in-depth learning modules and a robust test bank with scenario-based questions, was created by TargetSolutions’ subject matter expert John Peruggia, who currently serves as an adjunct professor at Metropolitan College of New York where he teaches courses in the Emergency Management Program.

“The Incident Command System is a critically important tool in order to effectively and efficiently manage incidents of all sizes and scopes,” said Peruggia, who served more than 25 years with the Fire Department of New York where he became the Chief of Emergency Medical Services.

“In today’s often uncertain environment, Emergency Medical Personnel must clearly understand it’s application and utilize it regularly in order to best provide to those who may require their assistance at planned or unplanned events. This course provides the student with a fundamental understanding of how to apply the foundational concepts of ICS to the Mass Casualty Incident environment.”

John Peruggia, Subject Matter Expert for TargetSolutions

The second all-new course in TargetSolutions’ robust catalog of online training for emergency responders, “Fire Service: Health and Safety,” presents the concepts, science, and economics of fire service-related health and safety. This course outlines why firefighter wellness is critical to the fire service and the various risks associated with the profession.

“After completing this course, users will know the common types of line-of-duty-deaths among firefighters, common diseases suffered by firefighters, and why these diseases are so prevalent,” said Crosby. “Members of the fire service know their professional world is different than the rest of us. This course discusses issues that impact firefighters’ well-being and how firefighters can reduce their risks.”

This 60-minute training course, featuring interactive lessons and engaging content, delivers 10 learning modules with a 10-question exam.

If you would like more information about TargetSolutions’ online training catalog for first responders, please contact us today at (800) 840-8046.

About TargetSolutions

TargetSolutions delivers cutting-edge software applications, engaging online training courses, and world-class customer service. The company was founded in 1999 and today more than 4,000 organizations use this innovative technology to solve their training challenges.

Enhanced Enterprise Functionality Highlights TargetSolutions’ Appearance at Fire-Rescue International

If you are interested in learning how your training group can work more cohesively, stop by booth No. 21102 at Fire-Rescue International for a live demonstration.

One of the most exciting events of the year is fast approaching. Just in time for TargetSolutions to feature one of its most recent enhancements: Enterprise for the Fire Service.

Fire-Rescue International 2016 TargetSolutions will be at booth No. 21102 during the conference in San Antonio, Texas. Here are the exhibit hall hours:
Friday, Aug. 19: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The upgraded functionality, which enables regional training groups to work together more effectively, will be on display during Fire-Rescue International.

TargetSolutions will be demonstrating the power of this application, as well as its complete suite of fire department training tools, at booth No. 21102 when the exhibit hall opens Aug. 19 in San Antonio, Texas.

“FRI is an awesome opportunity for current customers and prospects who are interested in TargetSolutions to learn about the benefits of Enterprise,” said Product Manager Misty Pratt. “This application has been upgraded to make collaboration between connected agencies more effective. If your department relies on mutual aid, TargetSolutions’ Enterprise can bring you together to streamline training, centralize resources and standardize operations.”

Another item on display at FRI will be AlphaACT® FIRE’s scenario-based training courses. Earlier this year, TargetSolutions partnered with AlphaTRAC Products to deliver this dynamic training on the TargetSolutions platform. These courses provide a unique training experience built to help firefighters improve their decision-making skills.

alphaact-fire-logoWhile the chance to provide attendees with more information about Enterprise and AlphaACT® FIRE’s training library – plus several new courses coming to TargetSolutions’ course library – is at the top of TargetSolutions’ priority list, it’s not the only reason to stop by the booth, said Regional Sales Manager Kegan Konrady.

“We know many of our clients will be in attendance and we love the opportunity to meet face to face with them and answer their questions about the platform,” Konrady said.

Here are some of the topics TargetSolutions will be discussing with attendees during FRI:

  • How to schedule, deliver and track ISO training hours
  • How to manage licenses, inspections, policies, etc.
  • How to manage task books and post-incident reports
  • How to achieve compliance with mandatory EMS requirements
  • How to document daily training drills and activities

“This is one of the premier events on our calendar. The exhibit hall is a tremendous opportunity to learn about the industry’s newest technology and to meet one-on-one with customers and other agencies interested in TargetSolutions. We’re happy to provide live demos. Everyone is welcome at the booth.”

Kegan Konrady, Regional Sales Manager, TargetSolutions

In addition to the face-time with customers and prospects, TargetSolutions is thrilled to present the 2016 Training Officer Recognition Award to Steve Malone of Manhattan Fire Protection District in Illinois.

TargetSolutions has sponsored this award in combination with the International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC) Volunteer & Combination Officers Section (VCOS) for each of the last three years. Malone will accept the honor during a special ceremony for VCOS members on Aug. 18.

If you have any questions about TargetSolutions, please stop by booth No. 21102 during exhibit hours or call us at (800) 840-8046.

Steve Malone of the Manhattan Fire Protection District in Illinois Named the 2016 Training Officer of the Year

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, the leading provider of computer-based training management applications for public safety agencies, and the International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC) Volunteer & Combination Officers Section (VCOS) are excited to announce Deputy Chief Steve Malone of the Manhattan Fire Protection District (Ill.) as the 2016 Training Officer Recognition Award winner.

Malone, 32, is scheduled to accept the award in August at Fire-Rescue International in San Antonio during a special ceremony for the IAFC’s VCOS members. This is the third year in a row TargetSolutions and the VCOS teamed up to present the award, which is designated each year for an individual who goes above and beyond to demonstrate innovation in firefighter training.

“This is a huge honor,” said Malone, who was instrumental in the implementation and standardization of training programs for the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System Division 19 (MABAS 19) in Illinois. “To see what determination and hard work can lead to is amazing. Without the support of my department, Chief and MABAS Division this would have been 10 times harder.”

“I wasn’t looking for recognition, but to know what you’re doing is effecting positive change, not only in Manhattan, but across MABAS Division 19 and Illinois, is huge.”

Steve Malone, Deputy Chief, Manhattan Fire Protection District (Ill.)

David Piper of Orland Fire Protection District is part of the MABAS Division 19 and he recognized the exceptional contribution put forth by his colleague Malone.

“Deputy Chief Steve Malone exemplifies the position of training officer,” Piper wrote when nominating Malone. “Steve’s drive to ensure that all members of his organization as well as the members of surrounding communities are trained to the highest level are unprecedented. Steve has been a driving force to develop a training program that meets local, state and national requirements for his department.”

The program Malone has installed, utilizing TargetSolutions’ online training management system, has been shared with surrounding departments and implemented across the MABAS Division 19. The regimen consists of lesson plans, job performance requirements, skill sheets, presentations and videos all delivered over a three-year period for all firefighter, engineer and officer positions within the area.

“The program has spread to include departments throughout the state of Illinois,” Piper said. “The program has been adopted by many departments because it organizes training for organizations to ensure that their training program covers all the necessary components.”

MABAS Division 19, which is made of 12 departments, is benefitting from Malone’s efforts. But Malone credits Piper for his help in assisting with the creation of the program that is scheduled, delivered and tracked with TargetSolutions.

“We had a vision of developing a training program vs. just going out and doing training,” said Malone. “Training officers need to look at the direction they want to go and develop a true training program that is achievable. What we’re doing in our division is great because we’re standardizing things. To see the end result is rewarding and seeing how well everyone is doing is a testament to how the training program is going.”

As the winner of the award, Malone will receive a trip to San Antonio for FRI, which is scheduled Aug. 17-20, including round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations, as well as a plaque commemorating the award.

Capt. Chip Everett of Oshtemo Township Fire Department (Mich.) and Asst. Chief Brad Pinsky of Manlius Fire Department (N.Y.) won the prestigious award in 2014 and ’15, respectively.

About TargetSolutions
TargetSolutions delivers cutting-edge software applications, engaging online training courses, and world-class customer service. The company was founded in 1999 and today there are more than 4,000 organizations across the country using TargetSolutions’ innovative technology to solve their training challenges. For more information on TargetSolutions, check online at www.targetsolutions.com.

About IAFC’s VCOS
VCOS provides chiefs and chief officers who manage volunteers within a volunteer or combination fire, rescue or EMS delivery system with information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism. For more information, check online at www.iafc.org/micrositeVCOSorg/.

Michigan Fire Fighter Training Division Approves TargetSolutions for Fire Inspector Recertification

The Michigan Fire Fighter Training Division has approved 25.5 hours of TargetSolutions’ online courses for the Fire Inspector recertification.

Fire departments in Michigan will be thrilled to learn TargetSolutions has received 25.5 hours of new approvals for Fire Inspector recertification.

“This is exciting news for agencies in Michigan,” said TargetSolutions’ Content and Compliance Manager Lauren Crosby. “We’re pleased to partner with the Michigan Fire Fighter Training Division to deliver accredited content for Fire Inspector recertification.

“Inspector recertification hours have been a growing need for fire departments we serve nationwide. The content department has been working to develop curriculum specific to this certification level and ensure it meets accreditation standards.”

Listed below are the 27 courses (25.5 hours) approved by the Michigan Fire Fighter Training Division for Fire Inspector. Please click here to download a PDF.

  • Assembly Occupancy Fire and Life Safety Inspection (0.5 hour)
  • Building Construction (1 hour)
  • Fire Alarm Systems (1 hour)
  • Fire Prevention and Public Education (1 hour)
  • High Rise Fire and Life Safety Inspection (0.5 hour)
  • How to Read a Building (0.5 hour)
  • NFPA 1001 Building Construction (1 hour)
  • NFPA 1001 Fire Behavior (1 hour)
  • NFPA 1001 Fire Department Communications (1 hour)
  • NFPA 1001 Fire Detection, Alarm & Suppression System (1 hour)
  • NFPA 1001 Fire Hose (1 hour)
  • NFPA 1001 Fire Prevention and Public Education   (1 hour)
  • NFPA 1001 Firefighter Orientation and Safety (1 hour)
  • NFPA 1001 Portable Extinguishers (1 hour)
  • NFPA 1001 Protection of Evidence of Fire Origin & Cause (1 hour)
  • NFPA 1001 Water Supply (1 hour)
  • NFPA 1021 Fire Department Communications (1 hour)
  • NFPA 1021 Fire Investigation (1 hour)
  • NFPA 1021 Fire and Life Safety Inspections (1 hour)
  • NFPA 1021 Incident Response Safety (1 hour)
  • NFPA 1021 Incident Scene Communications (1 hour)
  • NFPA 1021 Labor Relations (1 hour)
  • NFPA 1021 Legal Responsibilities and Liabilities (1 hour)
  • NFPA 1021 Pre-Incident Planning (1 hour)
  • NFPA 1021 Professional Ethics (1 hour)
  • NFPA 1021 Public Education Programs (1 hour)
  • NFPA 1500 Hazard Communication (1 hour)

If you have any questions about TargetSolutions’ online training catalog for firefighters, please contact us today at (800) 840-8048.

TargetSolutions Announces New Approvals for Public Works Agencies in Oregon, Colorado and Wyoming

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a leading provider of online continuing education for public entities, is excited to announce new water and wastewater accreditations in Oregon, Colorado and Wyoming. Combined together, more than 140 hours of training for public works agencies have been approved by the states’ governing bodies.

“We are seeing tremendous growth in water and wastewater accreditation nationwide,” said Lauren Crosby, who serves as TargetSolutions’ content and compliance manager. “We recently became approved to deliver accredited content in Colorado, Oregon and Wyoming across numerous certifications, making us now accredited in 27 states. This is great news for agencies in these states looking to streamline training with engaging, accredited online training.”

In Oregon, TargetSolutions received approval for 38 hours of its training by the state’s Department of Environmental Quality. The following certifications are now available through TargetSolutions:

  • Wastewater Collection System Operator Grades I–IV,
  • Wastewater Collection System Operator SWWS,
  • Wastewater Treatment System Operator Grades I–IV,
  • Wastewater Treatment System Operator SWWS,
  • Water Distribution Levels 1–4,
  • Water Treatment Levels 1–4

In Colorado, TargetSolutions was approved for 24 hours by the Colorado Operator Certification Program Office. Agencies in the state using TargetSolutions can now access the following certifications through the computer-based system:

  • Wastewater Collection System Operator Class 1–4
  • Wastewater Industrial System Operator Class 1, A
  • Wastewater Industrial System Operator Class 1, B
  • Wastewater Industrial System Operator Class 1, C
  • Wastewater Industrial System Operator Class 1, D
  • Wastewater Industrial System Operator Class 1, S
  • Wastewater Industrial System Operator Class 1, T
  • Wastewater Industrial System Operator Class 2, A
  • Wastewater Industrial System Operator Class 2, B
  • Wastewater Industrial System Operator Class 2, C
  • Wastewater Industrial System Operator Class 2, D
  • Wastewater Industrial System Operator Class 2, S
  • Wastewater Industrial System Operator Class 2, T
  • Wastewater Treatment Class A, B, C, D, S, T
  • Water Distribution System Operator Class 1–4
  • Water Treatment Class A, B, C, D, S, T

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality approved 84 hours of water and wastewater recertification training. Now, personnel in Wyoming can work to work to meet the following certification levels with TargetSolutions:

  • Water Treatment Operator Level 1–4
  • Water Distribution Operator Level 1–4
  • Wastewater Treatment Operator Level 1–4
  • Wastewater Collection Operator Level 1–4

“The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality has approved our water catalog for all certification levels in the state of Wyoming,” Crosby said. “We’re really excited to be able to deliver our training to all the operators in the state, who need 24 hours of continuing education every three years.”

If you have any questions about TargetSolutions’ continuing education for water and wastewater, please contact us today at (800) 840-8046.

About TargetSolutions

TargetSolutions delivers cutting-edge software applications, engaging online training courses, and world-class customer service. The company was founded in 1999 and today there are more than 2,000 organizations across the country using TargetSolutions’ innovative technology to solve their training challenges. For more information on TargetSolutions, check online at www.targetsolutions.com.

 

TargetSolutions Partners with AlphaTRAC Products to Deliver Cutting-Edge Scenario-Based Training Courses

TargetSolutions will present AlphaACT® FIRE at booth No. 13026 during FDIC International 2016.

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, the leading provider of computer-based training management applications for public safety agencies, is excited to announce its new partnership with AlphaTRAC Products, the creator of the industry’s premier simulation-based firefighter training courses.

FDIC International 2016 TargetSolutions will be at booth No. 13026 during the conference in Indianapolis, Ind. Here are the exhibit hall hours:
April 21: Noon to 6 p.m.
April 22: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 23: 9 a.m. to Noon

The alliance is formed just in time for FDIC International 2016, scheduled April 18-23 in Indianapolis, Ind., where TargetSolutions will demonstrate how AlphaTRAC’s cutting-edge simulation-based firefighter training courses, developed under the name AlphaACT® FIRE, are seamlessly integrated with TargetSolutions’ training management system.

“This is one of the most important conferences of the year for the fire service,” said TargetSolutions’ Director of Product Andrea Letzring. “Firefighters from all across the country will be in Indianapolis to focus on training, making it the perfect time for us to unveil AlphaACT® FIRE’s state-of-the-art simulation-based training courses on the TargetSolutions platform.

“We are thrilled to partner with AlphaTRAC Products to provide this innovative training on our system. We hope attendees will stop by our booth (No. 13026) to learn more about these courses, as well as TargetSolutions’ other applications for managing fire department training.”

TargetSolutions, which offers more than 250 hours of Fire and EMS recertification courses, as well as powerful technology for scheduling, delivering and tracking training and compliance, is eager to present AlphaACT® FIRE’s next-level training program.

AlphaACT® FIRE provides a unique training experience built to help fireground incident commanders improve their decision-making skills. These dynamic courses can now be assigned, tracked and reported on with TargetSolutions’ fire department software.

“AlphaTRAC Products is excited to partner with TargetSolutions to bring the next level of training to the firefighting community,” said AlphaTRAC Products’ CEO Reed Hodgin. “The real strength is in our common vision: To help save lives and bring firefighters home safely through the best training possible.”

If you are attending FDIC and would like a one-on-one overview of AlphaACT® FIRE’s training courses on the TargetSolutions platform, please stop by booth No. 13026. In addition, an overview webinar has been scheduled every Wednesday through the month of August. The webinar is open to anyone interested and will be conducted at 9 a.m. (PDT). Please click here to register.

If you have any questions about AlphaACT® FIRE’s course pricing, please contact us at (800) 840-8046.

About TargetSolutions
TargetSolutions delivers cutting-edge software applications, engaging online training courses, and world-class customer service. The company was founded in 1999 and today there are more than 4,000 organizations across the country using TargetSolutions’ innovative technology to solve their training challenges. For more information on TargetSolutions, check online at www.targetsolutions.com.

About AlphaTRAC Products
AlphaTRAC Products is a spinout of AlphaTRAC, Inc. which was established in 1992 by experienced emergency management professionals. A privately held, high-tech company, AlphaTRAC has grown to serve a national base of clients, including the Department of Energy; the Department of Defense; the Department of Homeland Security; other federal, state, and local governments; and private industry. For more information on AlphaTRAC, check online at www.alphatrac.com.

 

IAFC’s VCOS Teams Up with TargetSolutions for the 2016 Training Officer Recognition Award

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, the leading provider of computer-based training management applications for public safety agencies, is honored to work with the IAFC’s Volunteer & Combination Officers Section for the 2016 Training Officer Recognition Award.

For the third year in a row, TargetSolutions will sponsor the annual distinction bestowed upon an individual who demonstrates innovation in firefighter training. The award acknowledges exemplary conduct befitting of a training officer and recognizes creativity and commitment to best practices.

“We’re excited to work with the VCOS once again and recognize a member of the fire service who is committed to providing personnel with the training they need to be safe and effective,” said TargetSolutions’ Director of Sales Jeff Oathout.

“We take training very seriously. We realize how critical it is to a department’s success and for us, partnering with the VCOS for the Training Officer Recognition Award is a tremendous opportunity to honor someone who shares that same commitment.”

Applications for the award are being accepted now through May 31. To make a nomination, please click here.

Please note, nominees should be chiefs, training officers, or others acquainted with training and must be an IAFC member, or come from a department where the department or the chief of the department, is an active IAFC member.

The winner of the award will receive a trip to San Antonio for Fire-Rescue International, which is scheduled Aug. 17-20. Round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations, as well as a plaque commemorating the award, will be presented to the winner.

Capt. Chip Everett of Oshtemo Township Fire Department (Mich.) and Asst. Chief Brad Pinsky of Manlius Fire Department (N.Y.) won the prestigious award in 2014 and ’15, respectively.

In addition to the Training Officer Recognition Award, TargetSolutions is offering VCOS members a discount on the industry’s most powerful online training management system. Departments will receive $500 off TargetSolutions’ set-up fee, plus an additional 10 percent off user fees. If interested in this discount, please click here.

For more information on TargetSolutions, please contact us today at (800) 840-8048.

About TargetSolutions
TargetSolutions delivers cutting-edge software applications, engaging online training courses, and world-class customer service. The company was founded in 1999 and today there are more than 2,000 organizations across the country using TargetSolutions’ innovative technology to solve their training challenges. For more information on TargetSolutions, check online at www.targetsolutions.com.

About IAFC’s VCOS
VCOS provides chiefs and chief officers who manage volunteers within a volunteer or combination fire, rescue or EMS delivery system with information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism. For more information, check online at www.iafc.org/micrositeVCOSorg/.