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National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Extends Deadline and Modifies Requirements for 2020 Recertification

NREMT Deadline 2020

Due to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) announced on March 13, 2020 that the current recertification cycle deadline for Nationally Registered EMS personnel has been extended from March 31, 2020 to June 30, 2020.

Modifications also included a deadline extension to June 30 for all certifications with an expiration date of March 31, no late fees for submissions after March 31, and limitations for Distributive Education (DE) have been removed to allow all continuing education to be completed outside of classrooms.

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How New Asset Management Technology Simplifies Daily Checks and Other Mandatory Inspections

Fire, EMS and law enforcement agencies are built on a foundation of excellence, camaraderie and tradition. These are the types of organizations our society relies on to protect communities, ensure justice and uphold standards.

However, just as the nature of emergencies have changed over the years, public safety agencies have had to adapt in their emergency response – as have their technologies. What may have worked in the past, can now be inefficient or even ineffective in today’s fast-paced, more dangerous environments.

TargetSolutions Check It™ was designed for the unique inventory and asset tracking needs of the fire, EMS and law enforcement industries. This innovative application gives departments the flexibility and real-time accuracy needed to maintain essential resources.  

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Keep Your Employees Safe, and Working, with IndustrySafe

The Alexandria (Va.) Fire Department was founded in 1774. One of its early members was the nation’s first president, George Washington. Today, the Alexandria Fire Department employs more than 250 firefighters, paramedics, fire prevention staff, and administrative support. A network of 10 stations protects 15-square miles and serves nearly 140,000 residents.

Using IndustrySafe, aka Vector EHS Management, Alexandria FD can turn safety management data into insightful information to reduce workplace industries, identify trends and reduce worker’s compensation issues. 

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10 EMS Courses Now Available to Law Enforcement Agencies

Free EMS Training for Law Enforcement

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, law enforcement agencies can now access 10 essential EMS training courses in their TargetSolutions site.

As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise, law enforcement agencies are at the frontlines of enforcing quarantine mandates and responding to emergency calls. Due to this, officers must adapt to this new normal in their daily operations.

Law enforcement agencies need to understand how to recognize symptoms of COVID-19, appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and health and wellness practices. To help protect officers, select EMS courses are now available to law enforcement agencies in TargetSolutions at no additional cost.

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Monitoring Your Agency’s Health During the COVID-19 Crisis

Monitoring Your Agency's Health During the COVID-19 CrisisAlthough the coronavirus outbreak has led to the closures of businesses, schools and major cities, the pressure for hospitals and first responders to keep the public safe has increased. However, to help manage this pandemic, fire, EMS and police agencies must first ensure their personnel are healthy and ready to serve.

With TargetSolutions Check It™, departments can enforce daily health inspections of crew members. A pre-built Staff Precaution checklist is available in the shared Checklist Library and can be customized according to your department’s needs. Using this, departments can monitor the wellness of their members, identify any illness symptoms and track potentially exposed personnel.

Learn step-by-step how to use the Staff Precaution checklist with this webinar recording.

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How to Use Store Rooms in TargetSolutions Check It™ to Manage Emergency Supplies

Managing Pandemic SuppliesAlthough emergency response agencies have seen a number of health crises and diseases, COVID-19 has meant a lot of new ‘firsts’ for departments across the country. In times like these, preparedness is key.

Departments using TargetSolutions Check It™ have the ability to inspect vehicles and equipment, monitor inventory levels and track usage of essential supplies. To ensure members are ready to face the new coronavirus, agencies can adapt this application to oversee emergency medical supplies.

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How to Manage a Geographically Distributed Workforce during COVID-19

How to Manage a Remote WorkforceAs the new coronavirus continues to unfold, schools, retailers, restaurants and corporate offices are shutting down locations across the country. While this effort is vital in reducing the spread of the virus, this decision comes with significant financial and social implications.

For many businesses, this is also the first time they’ve sent employees home to work remotely. To help agencies adjust in this process, Vector Solutions, parent company to TargetSolutions, is releasing a series of complimentary online training courses.

The most recently released course, Smart Management: Managing a Geographically Distributed Workforce, highlights challenges and best practices for managing remote employees.

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Coronavirus Closings: How Online Learning Is Being Leveraged to Prevent Outbreak

Coronavirus Online LearningSince the beginning of 2020, the new coronavirus, COVID-19, has caused global concern. As cases and mortalities rise, companies, schools and public safety agencies across the world are asking themselves how to protect individuals without sacrificing day to day responsibilities such as training, working and semester activities.

The answer is quickly becoming online learning and working remotely.

While eLearning is already a popular alternative for classroom instruction or paper-based compliance management, the need for self-isolation is revealing yet another value to online learning. Offering online instruction can save agencies time, money and worry. Additionally, emerging trends for engaging eLearning tools make resources flexible and accessible without sacrificing quality.

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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 COVID-19, is a growing international health crisis. Affecting 112 countries and territories – including China and other Asian regions, Europe and North and South 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 valuable information about COVID-19, providing health and safety professionals with the ability to access and share related files with departments across the country.

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Connect with Our Team with the Live Chat Feature in Help Center

Help Center Live Chat

When organizations choose TargetSolutions, the communication and support doesn’t end once you purchase a solution for training or operations management. With the TargetSolutions Help Center, agencies have access to numerous resources to help maximize their systems – no matter what stage they’re in.

Whether you’re a platform administrator setting up TargetSolutions Check It™ for your fire department, or an EMT wanting to self-assign training, the Help Center has the step-by-step guides and resources you need. In addition to detailed videos and help articles, the Live Chat feature makes it simple to get fast, accurate answers.

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