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New Enhancements to Accredited EMT and Paramedic Training Courses

Accredited EMT and Paramedic Training CoursesEMS professionals must always stay up-to-date in their continuing education to ensure they have the knowledge and tools to protect communities and save lives. TargetSolutions’ EMS training catalog includes more than 250 hours of accredited CE courses for EMTs and paramedics.

To keep training fresh and relevant to first responders, courses in the EMS continuing education library are frequently updated. In this latest round of course enhancements, lessons were built to be fully video-driven and include a live presenter. In addition to creating a more engaging and immersive learning experience, course content was also refreshed with new case studies and relevant findings.

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Vector Solutions Offers Complimentary Firefighter Cancer Awareness Training to Benefit American Cancer Society

Vector Solutions Will Make $1 Donation for Every Online Course Completion of Its NFPA 1851 – Cancer-Related Risks of Firefighting Training Course

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand delivering the leading operations and training management software for public safety agencies, is offering complimentary access to its online course, NFPA 1851 – Cancer-Related Risks of Firefighting, and will donate $1 to the American Cancer Society for every course completion through 2019.

The dynamic firefighter training course, written to the NFPA standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting, will be made available at no cost to members of the fire service as well as to the general public for the rest of 2019. The donation, which is capped at $5,000, will be made in January of 2020. 

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How to Ensure Healthy Stress Management for Public Safety Professionals

It’s no secret public safety professionals are exposed to more high-stress situations than the average civilian. With that, fire, EMS and law enforcement personnel experience higher rates of stress-related disorders and diseases.

The National Institute for Public Safety Health highlighted this by comparing the average age of a first heart attack in the general U.S. population (66 years old) to the average age for a firefighter (49 years old). These findings were also similar for law enforcement. Law enforcement officers tend to have higher blood pressure and cholesterol than civilians and 40% of them have a sleep disorder.

Due to these elevated risks, public safety personnel must be proactive in caring for their mental and physical health. TargetSolutions’ online training course library for public safety agencies includes training for the wellbeing of employees. Courses such as NFPA 1500: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the Fire Industry, Emotional Survival in Law Enforcement and Workplace Stress speak to the unique challenges of these industries and offer healthy coping strategies.

As September is National Suicide Prevention Month, identifying workplace stressors and reacting to warning signs is crucial. It’s the responsibility of every individual in these fields to understand their personal mental health and help one another when possible. Learn more about how your agency can address health concerns with TargetSolutions’ custom-built training for stress management.

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A Modern Solution for Your Department’s Daily Apparatus Inspections

daily apparatus inspectionsAccurate tracking of daily apparatus inspections is crucial for fire departments to ensure personnel have the resources they need; vehicles are functioning properly, and individuals are held accountable. However, this simply isn’t possible without an effective system for managing fire department inspections.

TargetSolutions Check It™ is a total asset and inspections management solution built for the fire service. Accessible through the mobile application or from any web-enabled device, departments have a centralized solution for inspecting, tracking and reporting daily apparatus inspections.

With TargetSolutions Check It™, agencies can streamline apparatus checks, reduce the costs of wasted supplies and produce detailed reports.

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Streamline Your Police Workforce Management with Law Enforcement Scheduling Software

Law enforcement professionals, like many other employees in public safety, work long, sometimes unpredictable hours. Consequently, risk factors such as fatigue and stress can threaten job performance and are closely linked to police workforce scheduling.

TargetSolutions Scheduling™ simplifies the management of even the most complicated organizational tasks. Built specifically for the needs of missions-critical industries, this law enforcement scheduling software streamlines crew scheduling, overtime hiring, callbacks, time-off requests and more.

Using TargetSolutions Scheduling™, law enforcement agencies can ensure fairness and efficiency in their workforce management. With the potential to improve employee effectiveness and overall efficiency, this police scheduling software is the ultimate solution to managing your workforce.

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Online Training Course Enhancement: Fleet Program Impaired Driving

According to the Foundation for Advanced Alcohol Responsibility, every day, 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an impaired driver. That is roughly one death every 50 minutes.

Given these findings, TargetSolutions recently enhanced its impaired driving course: Fleet Program Impaired Driving. Driving is a common task required of many employees nationwide. Even a small increase in safe driving practices can reduce the number of accidents and, most importantly, save lives.

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Recorded Webinar: Best Practices for Managing Controlled Substances

Best Practices for Managing Controlled Substances

TargetSolutions Check It™ is the only asset and operations management solution for mission-critical industries that is integrated with TargetSolutions’ online training management system. Accessible via the mobile application or from any web-enabled device, this system allows agencies to streamline maintenance and inspections for apparatus, equipment, medical supplies, and now, controlled substances.

This recorded webinar, Best Practices for Managing Controlled Substances, highlights new functionalities for cradle-to-grave tracking of controlled substances. Discover how your ALS department can securely track and manage everything related to controlled substances. Watch a recording of this webinar to learn more.

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Vector Solutions and San Diego Fire-Rescue Department to Host Annual Fire Truck Pull Benefiting the Burn Institute

Vector Solutions Fire Truck Pull 2019SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions’ parent company, Vector Solutions, is collaborating with San Diego Fire-Rescue Department to host the Annual Fire Truck Pull, which will benefit the Burn Institute, an agency dedicated to reducing the number of burn injuries and deaths in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

Vector Solutions organized the inaugural Fire Truck Pull in Tampa last year and led 14 initiatives to raise more than $10,000 for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation; in honor of fallen firefighters such as Draper Battalion Chief Matt Burchett, who passed in 2018 while fighting a wildfire Utah.

This year, the Fire Truck Pull will take place in San Diego on Sept. 27. Donations from participating teams, and other fundraising efforts by Vector Solutions, will go to the Burn Institute.

If interested in participating in the event or contributing via a monetary donation, please see click here.  

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Recorded Webinar: How to Track Law Enforcement Weapons and Firearms Qualifications with TargetSolutions

While out in the field, law enforcement officers might only have a few seconds to make a decision and act to prevent tragedy and protect lives. With that, proper and effective use of firearms can mean the difference between life and death.

TargetSolutions’ pre-built credential for tracking weapons qualifications helps agencies ensure personnel complete officer firearms requirements. With powerful recordkeeping tools, law enforcement agencies can reduce liability and prepare officers to use potentially lethal weapons in the field.

“The best way for a law enforcement agency to limit their liability exposure is to effectively train its personnel and accurately track training hours,” explained Johnny Roberson, former law enforcement officer and TargetSolutions Solutions Engineer. “When it comes to documenting hours for weapons qualifications, TargetSolutions provides online records that can be accessed and updated from any web-enabled device. With this tracking tool, you can ensure your department’s weapons qualifications are up-to-date and information is correct, concise and complete.”

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The Advantages of Computerized Police Scheduling

Advantages of Law Enforcement Scheduling

Effective scheduling impacts multiple aspects of police work. More efficient scheduling has the potential to improve job performance, increase morale and provide greater satisfaction in communities. Here’s a look at why police scheduling is such a crucial workforce management issue and how the right employee scheduling software can make a dramatic difference.

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