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New Courses Created with Calibre Press Coming Soon to TargetSolutions!



NEW COURSES CREATED WITH CALIBRE PRESS COMING SOON TO TARGETSOLUTIONS!


✔ The Essential Component of De-Escalation and Conflict Resolution
✔ Truths of Human Interaction
✔ Interaction Principles for De-Escalation Success
✔ Body Language: Reading People 101
✔ Body Language: Reading People 201
✔ Body Language: Analysis of Dangerous Behavior
✔ Body Language: Analysis of Pre-Attack Indicators
✔ Roadway Dangers
✔ Distracted Driving
✔ Approach: People
✔ Approach: Vehicle
✔ Approach: Buildings
✔ The Graham Standard
✔ Guardians on the Grounds: Teacher/SRO relations and Securing Facilities
✔ Emotional Survival in Law Enforcement
✔ Women in Leadership
✔ Guardians and Warriors: Seeking Balance
✔ Implicit Bias: Facts & Myths
✔ Leadership: Personal Agenda or Mission Success
✔ Kinesics Interviewing: Reading the Suspect & Detecting Deception
✔ Motivation and Bureaucratic Roadblocks
✔ Human Performance: Acute Stress
✔ Human Performance: Chronic Stress
✔ Shoot/Don’t Shoot: The Jesse Kidder Incident
✔ The Fatal Four

Courses will be released as they are completed in 2019. To download the list of new course titles coming soon, please click here. If you have questions about the new course content, please contact us at (800) 840-8048.

 

Maximizing Your Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Efforts with an Effective Open House

TargetSolutions worked with the IAFC-VCOS to release a new course for fire departments: Maximizing Your Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Efforts with an Effective Open House. 

It’s no secret that recruitment is one of the largest issues for volunteer fire departments. As the rate of emergency calls skyrocket, recruitment numbers are on the decline and volunteer fire departments are increasingly overwhelmed.

Recruitment events such as open houses have been popular for community outreach efforts for volunteer and combination fire departments around the country…but are you getting the most out of open houses? Do you focus on public education, safety, and the recruitment of potential new volunteers? All three aspects are equally as important in gaining new members.

To help address some of these issues for volunteer fire department recruitment, TargetSolutions worked with the International Association of Fire Chiefs – Volunteer & Combination Officers Section (IAFC-VCOS). Through this partnership, TargetSolutions released the new course: Maximizing Your Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Efforts with an Effective Open House.

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TargetSolutions Partners with Calibre Press to Deliver Dynamic Training Content for Law Enforcement Agencies

TargetSolutions Partnership with Calibre Press Partnership Is an Exciting Development for Law Enforcement Agencies Looking to Improve and Streamline Training Delivery

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand offering the leading online training and records management system for public safety agencies, and Calibre Press, known for its educational law enforcement training content and “Street Survival” seminar series, are excited to announce a new partnership that will revolutionize how law enforcement agencies deliver mandatory continuing education and professional development training.

By joining forces, TargetSolutions and Calibre Press will provide the most dynamic and informative training material ever created for law enforcement agencies through public safety’s most trusted learning management system. TargetSolutions, which provides more than 5,000 public entities with cutting-edge software for training and operations management, is set to release 25 all-new video-driven training courses – created in conjunction with Calibre Press – over the next few months.

Courses featuring vibrant lessons with real-life scenarios and engaging interactions will cover critical areas for law enforcement, including Communication Skills, Patrol Tactics, Use of Force, Ethics, Leadership, and other mission-critical topics. The first title scheduled for release this month is titled “De-Escalation: ‘The Five Fundamentals,’” with a video presentation by Calibre Press’s Lt. Jim Glennon (ret.), who is one of the industry’s most trusted voices on law enforcement tactics and performance.

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Newly Revised Courses in NFPA 1001 Training Series

TargetSolutions revised 12 courses in the firefighter training catalog to satisfy NFPA 1001 standards for professional firefighters.

TargetSolutions’ online course catalog for firefighters includes a complete NFPA 1001 series for Firefighter I and II awareness and refresher training. To keep up with NFPA 1001 standards and provide an engaging learning experience, TargetSolutions updated 12 courses in the series with revamped content and restyled, video-driven lessons.

These updates further TargetSolutions’ initiative to continually modernize highly utilized courses to offer a dynamic, high-quality training experience.

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5 Reasons Your Fire Department Should Implement Online Learning


5 Reasons Your Fire Department Should Implement Online TrainingOnline learning
is now a more widely adopted training method that has become instrumental for a variety of industries. Fire departments around the world have been discovering how valuable it can be for training management and helping firefighters stay current with the latest issues, compliance requirements and safety measures.

Here are five of the best reasons to incorporate online learning in your fire department training.

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Manage Job Performance Requirements for Canada with TargetSolutions

Streamline Job Performance Requirements for CanadaComplete and track fire department training online and satisfy job performance requirements for Canada with TargetSolutions’ custom-built solutions.

Ensuring every member in your fire department is fulfilling all necessary training for job performance requirements (JPRs) can be grueling. To help fire departments in Canada achieve compliance, TargetSolutions developed all-new JPR tracking credentials available in its dynamic, online training management system.

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Bloodborne Pathogens Safety Training Course Educates Personnel on How to Reduce Exposure to Infectious Materials

TargetSolutions’ Bloodborne Pathogens Safety training course was newly updated with engaging video-driven lessons to help personnel mitigate risks of exposure to potentially infectious materials and implement protection strategies.

Bloodborne Pathogens Safety is by far one of TargetSolutions’ most highly completed course across all industries with more than 64,000-course completions in 2017. Due to the serious threats of exposure to potentially infectious materials and popularity of this course, Bloodborne Pathogens Safety was updated with new statistics, 3D animations and instructor-led lessons.

Including more than 20 infectious agents, some of the highest concerns for current occupational settings are the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). This course is highly recommended for all workplaces where personnel may encounter these risks.

This course complies with OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) standard to reduce the health risks to workers whose duties involve exposure to blood or other hazardous materials. Additionally, Bloodborne Pathogens Safety incorporates the 2001 OSHA revisions to the standard that were made in compliance with the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act.

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Developing an Effective Driver Safety Training Program

Emergency vehicles and other 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. These courses give drivers 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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