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Harassment and Discrimination Prevention in Public Safety

Harassment and Discrimination Prevention in Public Safety

Workplace harassment and discrimination can cost organizations millions, not just in lawsuit claims, but also in loss of productivity, turnover and other negative consequences. In the fiscal year 2018, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) secured more than $500 million for victims – resolving more than 90,500 cases.

When discrimination happens in public safety agencies such as fire, EMS or police departments, there are also additional considerations due to public perception. With this, TargetSolutions makes it simple to put together an anti-discrimination program for your organization.

Using the TargetSolutions learning management system (LMS), departments can build a comprehensive harassment prevention credential using TargetSolutions’ online training courses and anti-harassment policy templates.

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Employee Cybersecurity Awareness Program for Texas HB 3834

Texas 3834 Cybersecurity Awareness Program

Cybersecurity is a major threat to any organization, of any size and any industry. Data breaches increased by 160% from 2006 to 2019 and nearly 60% of companies in the U.S. reported third-party data breaches.

Due to this growing threat, Texas passed HB 3834. This bill requires local and state government employees to fulfill a cybersecurity training program, approved by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR), by June 14, 2020. To help agencies protect themselves and meet this requirement, TargetSolutions offers a bundle of four Texas DIR-approved cybersecurity training courses.

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First Arriving Partners With Vector Solutions to Bring New Suite of Integrations to First Responders Through Its Digital Dashboard Platform

Suite of Scheduling, Compliance, Risk Mitigation, Training and Operations Solutions Improve Situational Awareness and Streamline Operations for Public Safety Agencies Nationwide

First Arriving Partnership with Vector Solutions

Richmond, Va. – First Arriving, a leader in providing marketing, recruitment, website and technology services for fire, EMS and public safety agencies has partnered with Vector Solutions, a leading provider of innovative training and performance optimization applications to bring a new set of tools to public safety workers through First Arriving’s dynamic Digital Dashboard platform.

With the new suite of integrations users can utilize the Digital Dashboards to simplify mission-critical operations, including updates on online training courses and certification status, view current scheduling and upcoming staffing needs, track vehicle equipment status/service tickets, managing controlled substances, among other benefits.

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Reduce Liability, Save Money and Keep Employees Safe with Vector EHS Management

Workplace accidents and other employee incidents should be taken seriously by any organization. Not only can an incident threaten employee safety, but it can also cost an agency thousands in workers’ compensation claims, damages, and compliance violations.

Using the new Vector EHS Management system, your agency can simplify all parts of accident tracking and incident management. Join our early interest list and we’ll contact you with more information.

This online safety management solution keeps things from falling through the cracks. From the moment an incident is reported, to corrective actions, to OSHA recordkeeping, your agency can track the entire process.

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New Timeline Feature and Callback Rules in TargetSolutions Scheduling™

Fire, EMS and law enforcement agencies across the country rely on TargetSolutions Scheduling™ by CrewSense to streamline their workforce management processes. Built by public safety professionals, this dynamic application is designed for the hectic schedules of mission-critical industries.

New enhancements in TargetSolutions Scheduling™ improve how callbacks are customized and provide a timeline view of your crew’s schedule. With these new features, monitoring and editing schedules is even more versatile and user-friendly.

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FEMA Grant Now Available; Learning Management System Classified as ‘High Priority’

Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)

The FY 2019 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) application period is open from Feb. 3 to March 13, 2020. This grant, offered by FEMA, provides funds to fire departments in need of training, equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, and other resources to serve the public.

Multiple changes have been made to the FY 2019 grant program to include micro grants, additional equipment, and more operations, safety, and regional considerations. With this, TargetSolutions qualifies as a “high priority” for this grant as it provides fire departments with a learning management system (LMS) to track training and certifications.

Learn more about the AFG process and specifications.

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Information Regarding Coronavirus in TargetSolutions Community Resources

Coronavirus Information in Community ResourcesAs reported and monitored by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and many other agencies, the 2019 novel coronavirus, otherwise known as 2019-nCoV, is a growing international health crisis. Affecting 24 countries – including China and other Asian regions, Europe and North America, health professionals and authorities must constantly assess risk for potential exposures and implement public health actions.

To help provide communication on the global health emergency, TargetSolutions’ Community Resources features important information about 2019-nCoV, providing health and safety professionals with the ability to access and share related files with departments and organizations across the country.

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Platform Enhancement: Revamped Calendar Delivers Better Interface for Event Management

With TargetSolutions, feedback from customers translates into real, meaningful enhancements that help agencies streamline tasks and improve processes. The latest enhancement has completely revamped the Calendar’s functionalities inside TargetSolutions’ online training management system.

The new module provides agencies better oversight of their events with easy-to-use features. A totally redesigned calendar interface also helps personnel stay on top of their department’s occurrences and conveniently access information.

Learn what’s new with the Calendar module in TargetSolutions:

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Vector Solutions Raises Firefighter Cancer Awareness; Donates $5000 to American Cancer Society

Vector Solutions Donates to ACS

Company Supports Cancer Prevention Efforts Through $5,000 Donation and Complimentary Access to Firefighter Cancer Prevention Training Course

TAMPA, FL – February 4, 2020 – Vector Solutions,  a leader in eLearning and SaaS performance support solutions for the world’s most critical industries, including the fire service, announced today its donation of $5,000 to the American Cancer Society as part of the company’s recent firefighter cancer awareness and prevention campaign.

The donation was raised through complimentary access to the online NFPA 1851 – Cancer-Related Risks of Firefighting training course, which raises awareness about firefighter cancer risks and provides prevention best practices. Vector Solutions launched the campaign to donate $1 for every course completion in September of 2019.

“The American Cancer Society is very grateful for this generous donation by Vector Solutions and the outstanding campaign they held offering free online education to help firefighters protect themselves from the higher risk of cancer from exposure to potential cancer-causing elements while firefighting,” said Tswana Sewell, executive director of the American Cancer Society. “The American Cancer Society is dedicated to fighting cancer from every angle and is very thankful that our firefighters, who risk their lives for the safety of their communities, are empowered with this information.”

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Best Practices for Fire Department’s Managing Training with TargetSolutions

On Wednesday, Jan. 29, TargetSolutions hosted a best practices webinar for fire departments featuring tips and tricks for operating the LMS platform. In this webinar, Tim Riley, TargetSolutions platform expert, covered how departments are currently maximizing the system and highlighted TargetSolutions’ features for improving operational efficiency and reducing liability.

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