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Karl Neubecker of Ellington Fire Department Selected as 2020 Training Officer Recognition Award Winner

Deputy Chief of Training Made Mark with Innovation During COVID Pandemic and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Training Program

2020 VCOS Training Officer Recognition Award

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand offering the leading training and operations management software for the fire service, and the International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC) Volunteer & Combination Officers Section (VCOS) are proud to announce Karl Neubecker of the Ellington Fire Department (CT) as the recipient of the 2020 VCOS Training Officer Recognition Award.

The award honors training officers for exemplary conduct and dedication to their fire department’s training program. Neubecker, the deputy chief of training, earned this recognition after working tirelessly to coordinate training for local fire agencies on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC), as well as his innovative training solutions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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TargetSolutions Partners with NVFC to Provide Members Access to Online Training

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand providing public safety’s leading online training and operations management system, partnered with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to offer new learning opportunities to volunteer fire, EMS and rescuers at no cost.

NVFC members

Ten of TargetSolutions’ courses were selected from the online course library to give all members of the NVFC access to essential firefighter continuing education training. These courses use videos, case studies and the most up-to-date procedures to allow personnel to review awareness and refresher level topics.

“Helping first responders improve performance with training and operations management solutions is at the core of what we do,” said Alex Berry, who is an executive vice president with Vector Solutions. “Our online firefighter training course library is designed to help fire departments supplement their in-person training programs and give volunteers more flexibility to complete refresher training.”

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The Fundamentals of De-Escalation for Law Enforcement Professionals

De-Escalation for Law EnforcementThe abilities to de-escalate conflicts and influence situations for positive outcomes are some of the primary responsibilities of law enforcement officers. TargetSolutions’ law enforcement course catalog includes valuable online training that addresses this important topic as well as countless others for the industry.

Created with Calibre Press, an authority in police training, The Essential Component of De-Escalation and Conflict Resolution and Interaction Principles for De-Escalation Success focus on effective de-escalation strategies for law enforcement agencies. Each course is video-based and uses an onscreen instructor, scientific research and real-life case studies.

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A Complete Solution for Managing Law Enforcement Training and Compliance

Today’s environment is rapidly evolving for law enforcement agencies. Amid changing demands and exposure, your agency’s ability to continue deliver and perform are essential.

Developed for law enforcement, TargetSolutions provides a comprehensive training and recordkeeping solution. With TargetSolutions, law enforcement agencies can reinforce procedures that keep officers safe, grow their personnel’s skillsets and continue to protect communities.

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New EMS Special Needs Patients Course and Other Updated EMS CE Training

EMS Special Needs PatientsTo provide the best possible care, it’s essential for EMS providers to have access to the most up-to-date, dynamic continuing education possible. TargetSolutions’ online EMS catalog features more than 250 hours of CAPCE-approved EMS training. Courses are frequently added to this catalog and countless others are routinely updated.

In this round of catalog enhancements, TargetSolutions added the all-new course Special Needs Patients and updated:

  • Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Calcium Channel Blocker Overdose
  • Disease Conditions of Chronic Alcoholism (Advanced)
  • Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies: Upper and Lower Airway for the First Responder
  • Pelvic Fractures
  • Recognition and Management of Over the Counter Drug Overdoses

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The Facts and Myths of Implicit Bias in Law Enforcement

Implicit Bias in Law Enforcement Law enforcement professionals today are under increasing amounts of scrutiny. With more and more encounters recorded on camera, charges of bias have become more frequent. While these instances do not always capture the entirety of the situation, this does not mean that implicit bias doesn’t exist in law enforcement or doesn’t go unaddressed.

TargetSolutions’ course, Implicit Bias: Facts and Myths, was created with Calibre Press, an authority in law enforcement training. Working with their experienced experts, this course uses numerous case studies, statistics and real video scenarios to explain different forms of biases.

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The Importance of Stress Management in Law Enforcement

Stress Management in Law Enforcement No doubt law enforcement is a dangerous profession. While the physical dangers of the job are more obvious, it can also take an emotional toll on officers. Knowing this, managing stress in this inherently dangerous position is key to emotional survival.

Online courses in TargetSolutions’ law enforcement training catalog, made with Calibre Press, highlight the importance of emotional and mental health for police officers. These courses use engaging videos, scientific findings and real-world examples. Course titles covering this topic include:

  • Emotional Survival in Law Enforcement
  • The Fundamentals of Stress 101
  • The Fundamentals of Stress 201

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New Hydrant Inspections Solution in TargetSolutions Check It™

Ongoing enhancements are frequently made to TargetSolutions Check It™. With this inspection management system, departments can easily manage apparatus, equipment, controlled substances and all inventory. Now, inspections for fixed assets, such as hydrants, have been added to this list of functionalities.

Hydrants is a new equipment pool feature in the system that tracks routine hydrant checks. With this solution, fire departments can keep an accurate record of hydrants, their water flow capacity, location and more.

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How to Create a Culture of Diversity in Your Workplace

Creating an inclusive work environment requires an active approach. Vector Solutions’ new complimentary course, Creating a Culture of Diversity in Your Workplace, outlines the steps employers can take to promote a workplace that fosters respect and inclusion.

Available through the Vector Cares program, this course can be accessed by anyone at your organization, via YouTube or the TargetSolutions platform, at no cost.

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Law Enforcement Training: How to Read Body Language

Read Body Language for Law EnforcementBody language and other non-verbal behaviors can often communicate more than verbal communication alone. For law enforcement professionals, the ability to read and interpret these unconscious signals can mean the difference between life and death.

TargetSolutions’ online training catalog for law enforcement agencies features important body language courses. Made with Calibre Press, a training authority for the industry, this 4-course body language series prepares officers to watch for these subtle tells. Each course is video-based and uses up-to-date data, real case studies and immersive videos to explain important strategies.

Body language courses in this catalog include:

  • Body Language: Reading People 101
  • Body Language: Reading People 201
  • Body Language: Analysis of Deceptive Behavior
  • Body Language: Analysis of Pre-Attack Indicators

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