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Mobile Fire-Rescue Manages Inspections and Compliance with TargetSolutions Check It™

Mobile Fire Rescue TargetSolutions Check It™

Serving a 400-square mile region in Mobile, Alabama, Mobile Fire-Rescue is an all-hazards fire department with 20 engine companies and nearly 500 employees. The department has used the TargetSolutions Learning Management System (LMS) since 2017 and decided to try TargetSolutions Check It™ in 2018 to streamline daily inspections.

Since then, Captain Barry Glisson explained his agency has improved many processes related to department inspections. With the integrated mobile and web-based application, Mobile FR can ensure compliance, simplify communication and address problems sooner.

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

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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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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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Vector Solutions Hosts Fire Truck Pull Event to Benefit the Burn Institute


On Sept. 27, Vector Solutions hosted its first-ever San Diego Fire Truck Pull event in the 4S Commons Town Center in Rancho Bernardo, Calif. Working with local companies and fire service agencies, Vector Solutions donated all the event’s proceeds to the Burn Institute.

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Enhanced Online Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors

According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), more than 70 percent of those abusing illicit drugs in America are employed, as are most binge drinkers. The use of drugs and abuse of alcohol in the workplace can threaten employee safety, reduce productivity and increase workplace claims.

As a supervisor or manager, you have the important responsibility for the safety of your organization and its employees. TargetSolutions’ enhanced courses, Reasonable Suspicion of Alcohol for Supervisors and Reasonable Suspicion of Drugs for Supervisors, offer valuable training in identifying symptoms of drug or alcohol abuse in employees, addressing suspicions and enforcing company policies.

Modernized with video-based lessons, these two courses engage supervisors with a live presenter, custom videos, updated statistics and case studies. After taking this training, supervisory personnel will be better prepared to handle situations where they expect employees are abusing drugs or alcohol.

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