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Developing an Effective Driver Safety Training Program

Emergency vehicles are involved in a number of accidents. One of the best ways to prevent such accidents is to implement effective driver safety training.

Emergency vehicles are involved in an alarming number of accidents with ambulances involved in more than 4,500 collisions each year and firefighter apparatus in more than 30,000 collisions. Operators of these emergency vehicles are under extreme pressure to reach their destinations and may find it difficult to always exercise the caution they should on the road. One of the best ways to prevent such accidents is to implement effective driver safety training.

Prevent Accidents with Driver Safety Training Online

TargetSolutions, a leader in creating cutting-edge training tools, has a wide range of courses for its Fleet Program. One category of courses that’s recently been updated is devoted to improving driver safety for emergency vehicles. These courses give operators the latest and most important skills and knowledge to perform their duties in the safest possible manner.

  • Emergency Vehicle Operations – This course covers the fundamentals of safely operating vehicles using the latest research and statistics. Video training gives students clear demonstrations of the safest techniques and shows them how to deal with common challenges when driving emergency vehicles.
  • Distracted Driving – Driving while distracted is a major cause of accidents for emergency service vehicle operators as well as the general public. This course educates students on the dangers of distracted driving and provides guidelines on staying alert.
  • Inspection and Maintenance – It’s essential for emergency service vehicles to be properly maintained. If parts are worn or broken it creates unsafe conditions. This driver training course will help operators keep their vehicles in top condition.
  • Legal Considerations – This course covers the legal issues relevant to operators of emergency service vehicles, including local, state and federal regulations. Knowing laws and regulations are another important component of driver safety as it helps operators make better decisionsworkplace driver safety program and understand the implications of violating regulations.

TargetSolutions uses the most effective learning strategies to help emergency vehicle operators upgrade their safety skills. Courses are taught by expert instructors in video-driven formats. This allows students to absorb the content quickly and get a realistic view of the types of situations they are likely to encounter on the road. Using real-world examples and captivating multimedia, the lessons are entertaining as well as educational.

Help to Make the Holiday Season Safer

With the holidays approaching, it’s a good time to prepare drivers for a safe season. Educating operators on safety is important all year, of course, but the holidays present some special challenges. Colder temperatures can mean dangerous road conditions in many areas. people may overindulge at parties and get on the road, or individuals may be driving recklessly while doing their holiday shopping.

Prepare operators by providing them with the latest and most complete driver safety training. To learn more about our courses, contact TargetSolutions.

Child Abuse: Mandated Reporter Training for California (General)


To help professionals understand their duties as mandated reporters according to California law, TargetSolutions developed the all-new course: Child Abuse: Mandated Reporter Training for California (General).

While educators are the first to come to mind when you think about being a mandated reporter, many other professions are mandated to report as well. Most states, such as California, enforce laws that require certain professionals to report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect such as EMS providers, firefighters, law enforcement and less obvious professions such as dentists, funeral home directors, legal professionals, clergy etc.

To help professionals understand their duties as mandated reporters according to California law, TargetSolutions developed the all-new course: Child Abuse: Mandated Reporter Training for California (General).

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TargetSolutions’ All-New Course: Electric and Alternative Fuel Vehicles for First Responders


TargetSolutions’ all-new course, Electric and Alternative Fuel Vehicles for First Responders, highlights the different types of alternative fuel vehicles and how their differing features affect emergency response.

Over the course of a few short years, alternative fuel vehicles have exponentially grown in popularity and range in a variety of sizes. For the fire and emergency rescue services, these vehicles’ unique traits pose risks, from electric shock to gaseous explosions, which must be considered when responding to emergencies.

To help you better protect yourself and your colleagues, TargetSolutions developed the all-new course: Electric and Alternative Fuel Vehicles for First Responders. This online training explores the features of different alternative fuel vehicles, methods for fire suppression, extrication and emergency medical services and environmental considerations.

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The Ultimate Training & Records Management System for Law Enforcement

Law enforcement is an ever changing field where training and performance go hand-in-hand. TargetSolutions, the leader in training and operations management for public safety agencies, provides law enforcement with dynamic online courses featuring engaging, video-driven lessons on hot-topic issues.

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TargetSolutions Offers Complimentary NFPA 1500 PTSD Training Course to First Responders


Dynamic New Training Course Covers PTSD Symptoms, Warning Signs of Suicide, and How to Get Help

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand offering the leading operations and training management applications for public safety agencies, is offering firefighters complimentary access to its all-new course, NFPA 1500: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the Fire Industry.

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New Courses Added to TargetSolutions’ Course Library for Professional Development Training

AEC Continuing Education Courses
TargetSolutions’ Business Skills, Office Productivity and Project Management catalogs were recently revamped with new, engaging courses designed to help employees improve their skill set and grow in their profession. Here is a list of new additions to each catalog, now available in the TargetSolutions platform:

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Contribute to Organizations’ Training and Development as a TargetSolutions Subject Matter Expert


Become a TargetSolutions Subject Matter Expert to contribute to TargetSolutions’ comprehensive online training course library with your knowledge and real-world experience.

Are you passionate about training? Share your professional knowledge and experience as a TargetSolutions Subject Matter Expert (SME) to help agencies across the country improve their training. As an SME, your expertise is crucial in developing practical training courses with real-world applications of hot-topic lessons.

Contribute to essential course topics that impact hundreds of thousands of agencies and help make sure individuals can successfully uphold standards, follow procedures and prioritize safety. Some of the previous courses written by subject matter experts include:

Learn more about TargetSolutions’ comprehensive online training catalog, how to become an SME, and the contributions you can make to the world of training and development:

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Meet the Team: Get to Know Account Manager Rachel Seymour

rachel-bark-imageOriginally a member of CentreLearn’s customer support team, Rachel Seymour is now serving as an account manager with TargetSolutions.

Having first joined the organization in August of 2013, Rachel has learned all about public safety agencies and how to help them achieve their training goals. Now, with a few years’ experience, she is focused on helping customers in the Northeast maximize TargetSolutions’ training platforms.

“I get to help people every day and I’m part of a fantastic team,” said Rachel, who is originally from Perry, N.Y.

Before joining the organization, Rachel delivered technical support for accounting software and was a teacher for children with disabilities. Rachel is a graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh with a B.S. in Childhood and Special Education.

Check out this Q-and-A to learn more about Rachel Seymour:

Favorite movie?
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Favorite band?
Black Veil Brides

Best vacation spot?
The Adirondacks

Chocolate or vanilla?
Chocolate

Favorite sports team?
Football = Bills
Baseball = Mets
Hockey = Sabres

Do you have a nickname?
“Rach,” I guess …

Newspaper or Internet?
Internet

You just won the lottery – what do you do?
Pay off my school loans; then buy a house in New York (either in western New York or up near Lake Champlain)

Three fun facts about Rachel?
1) I’ve lived in three states the last four years (Nebraska, New York, and Pennsylvania)
2) I’m left-handed
3) And I can play the piano, trombone, and clarinet

Eight Cybersecurity Tips to Keep Your Organization Secure

Cyber Security Awareness Month 2018

As October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, now is a good time to look at ways to keep your own organization as safe as possible from hackers, identity theft and other cyber threats. The following are eight cybersecurity tips to help you avoid becoming a victim.

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The Ultimate Tool for Fire Department Training in Canada

Fire Department Training in Canada
With over 250 hours of fire and EMS continuing education training and dynamic applications for tracking and recording all training types, TargetSolutions is the all-in-one system for fire department training in Canada.

TargetSolutions is the No. 1 choice for online fire department training and records management. With more than 160 hours of EMS continuing education training, over 60 hours of NFPA firefighter training and dynamic applications to track and report all forms of training activities, TargetSolutions is the all-in-one system for fire training in Canada.

With this easy-to-use training and operations management software, you can streamline all aspects of training management and deliver, track and report training activities, policies and more from one, centralized platform.

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