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LMS Platform Enhancement: Mass Messaging for Your Agency


The TargetSolutions learning management system (LMS) is updated according to client feedback to provide enhancements that will improve daily tasks. New platform improvements focus on easier and faster communication within agencies via mass messaging. 

With new mass messaging capabilities, supervisory personnel can communicate faster across their department. You can message your whole agency or specific groups of individuals with a few simple steps. For a step-by-step overview of how to mass message personnel, please visit this article in the Help Center

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Meet the Team: Get to Know Client Success Manager Elisha

Meet the Team Elisha

Born and raised in the GTA (meaning Greater Toronto Area, not Grand Theft Auto), Elisha Ercegovic joined TargetSolutions this past May as a Client Success Manager.

Before Elisha was welcomed to TargetSolutions, she previously worked with clients in the construction industry and had worked her way up in her previous role when she decided she was ready for a new challenge. Knowing what she wanted to grow in her career, she came across the open position at TargetSolutions for a Client Success Manager for Canada and the U.S..

Since this was a new role within the company, especially serving as the first Client Success Manager for Canada, Elisha saw this as an exciting opportunity where she could take her previous experience, and the advantage of living in Canada, to help establish policies and procedures that would bring greater success to clients.

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Tips and Tricks for Managing ISO Training Records with TargetSolutions

Managing ISO Training Records with TargetSolutions

On October 22, TargetSolutions hosted a live webinar highlighting best practices for documenting ISO training records for fire chiefs and training officers.

During this webinar, Tim Riley, a TargetSolutions platform expert and fire service veteran, reviewed ISO requirements for fire departments, applicable points for an ISO rating and how to track valuable training hours with TargetSolutions’ ISO training tracker.

A recording of this webinar is available here.

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The Top 5 Most Commonly Asked Law Enforcement Questions During the Purchasing Process

Top 5 Law Enforcement Questions

If you are considering purchasing TargetSolutions’ online training management system for your law enforcement agency, you undoubtedly have questions. Fortunately, TargetSolutions has the answers you need to make the right decision for your organization.

Here are the five most common questions asked during the purchasing process. If there is something not covered here that you would like to know, please give us a call today (800) 840-8046.

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The Role of Clean PPE in Firefighter Cancer Prevention

Firefighter Bunker Gear Cancer Prevention

According to studies discussed in the Firefighter Cancer Support white paper, “Taking Action Against Cancer in the Fire Service,” firefighters experience higher rates of various cancers compared to the general population. The highest being a 2.02 times greater risk for developing testicular cancer.

Additionally, as we’ve learned, a firefighter’s exposure to carcinogens and other hazardous materials doesn’t end after emergency response. Research shows a strong link between dirty bunker gear and cancer.

To help fire service members be proactive in their health, the TargetSolutions Check It™ application includes a solution for tracking and reporting all personal protective equipment (PPE) inspections, repairs and more.

TargetSolutions’ online training course, NFPA 1851 – Cancer-Related Risks of Firefighting, is currently available with complimentary access. With every completion this year of this free firefighter cancer prevention training, TargetSolutions will donate $1 to the American Cancer Society in January of 2020.

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How Interactive Training Programs Are Making Training and Performance Better


Innovations in technology are continually reshaping the landscape of organizations’ processes. Leveraging new technology can streamline daily tasks, simplify communication and improve performance via effective, immersive training. TargetSolutions strives to be at the forefront of innovations in training by incorporating augmented reality, 3D animation and virtual reality in its learning programs. 

This push for more immersive training can be seen in TargetSolutions’ courses such as Smoke Reading in Virtual Reality and the all-new: TargetSolutions Driver Assessment and Training Program

The TargetSolutions Driver Assessment and Training Program uses top-of-the line, 3D-animated training content from industry experts at Convergence Training, a Vector Solutions brand. With this assessment and training program, agencies can evaluate employee’s knowledge, improve skills and improve overall driver safety. 

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Controlled Substances Tracking Solution to be Showcased During EMS World Expo

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand offering the leading EMS and Fire Department training, asset management, and workforce scheduling software, is excited to present its latest innovation for tracking controlled substances during EMS World Expo 2019 in New Orleans.

Built according to DEA guidelines for managing Schedule II controlled substances, the Controlled Substances module in the TargetSolutions Check It™ application expands on the security and functionality of the solution’s asset-tracking abilities.

Designed for cradle-to-grave management of all Schedule II controlled substances, this application ensures EMS agencies can track all activities surrounding narcotics. Everything is securely documented from the moment a controlled substance is transferred from a master supply location to being counted after a drug box hand-off to being administered on a patient in the field.

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TargetSolutions Training Courses Receive New Accreditation Approvals for Law Enforcement Agencies


SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand offering the leading online training and records management system for public safety agencies, expands its accreditation status for 24 online law enforcement training courses in 10 states.

TargetSolutions’ law enforcement course catalog features more than 250 hours of online training that is accepted for continuing education hours (CEH) by various states and approval agencies. Through TargetSolutions’ addition of Calibre Press training courses, 24 more courses are now acceptable for fulfilling law enforcement CEH. 

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American Cancer Society to Benefit from TargetSolutions’ Course Completions

TargetSolutions will donate $1 per course completion up to $5,000 to the American Cancer Society. The donation will be made in January 2020. To complete this firefighter cancer awareness course, please reach out to your platform administrator and have this training assigned today!

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reported firefighters face a 9 percent increase in cancer diagnoses, and a 14 percent increase in cancer-related deaths, compared to the general population. Additionally, firefighters are at higher risk of contracting cancers such as mesothelioma. With these findings, promoting cancer awareness and prevention strategies is crucial for the fire service.

To help spread awareness, Vector Solutions, TargetSolutions’ parent company, will be donating $1 to the American Cancer Society for every completion of the fire course: NFPA 1851 – Cancer-Related Risks of Firefighting. The donation is $1 per course completion up to $5,000 for every course completed before Jan. 1, 2020.

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TargetSolutions’ Driver Assessment and Training Program: Creating Safer Roadways

It’s estimated that every year, roughly 1.3 million people die in car accidents worldwide. Of these fatal accidents, there are a number of causes such as distracted driving, drowsy driving, speeding, impaired driving and dangerous weather conditions.

Preparing personnel for driving under such conditions can be challenging. It’s difficult to deliver training that recreates all the hazards personnel can encounter on the road. That’s why TargetSolutions’ all-new Driver Assessment and Training Program is an invaluable resource to any agency.

TargetSolutions’ Driver Assessment and Training Program is a premium training and assessment bundle that evaluates your drivers’ competencies and creates a personalized 12-course training program according to their results. Available in the TargetSolutions training platform at an additional cost, this exam and online course series helps organizations promote safer driving practices and improve safety compliance.

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