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Apex (NC) Fire Receives Top Office of State Fire Marshal Rating, Aided by Vector LMS

Agency Stats:

Apex (NC) Fire Department
  • Area of coverage: 65.5 square miles
  • Population in coverage area: 73,500
  • Operations: 5 fire stations, 4 engine companies, 2 ladder companies, 1 Rescue
  • Staff: 87 career personnel assigned to 3 shifts (8 Administrative 8-5) and 5 part-time employees
  • Implemented Vector Solutions LMS in 2016; Scheduling in 2020

Why Vector Solutions?

“We wanted a Learning Management System (LMS) that could grow with us,” said John White, Apex Fire Department Training Captain. “One that made it easier to follow the rating schedule and provide a true capture of all our completed training. We wanted a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all our training and documentation needs. Vector Solutions LMS (called TargetSolutions when we purchased it) provided all that and more.” 

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New Law Enforcement Courses Approved by MN, NV, ND, SC and MI Regulatory Agencies

New LE Courses Approved

Vector Solutions’ training catalog for law enforcement features more than 240 hours of continuing education for officers. The following state regulatory agencies have approved Vector’s Constitutional Law and Domestic Violence courses for one (1) hour each toward law enforcement training accreditation.

Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (MN POST)
Nevada Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)
North Dakota Peace Officer Standards and Training (ND POST)
South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (SCCJA)

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Ensuring Fairness with Callback Ranking and Automated Overtime Hiring

Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue







Agency Information

  • Area of coverage: 70 square miles
  • Population in coverage area: 105,000 residents
  • Fire Stations: 11
  • Staff: 265 employees (247 sworn, 18 non-sworn)
  • Implemented Vector Solutions LMS in 2019; Scheduling in 2019

Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue has gained substantial efficiencies and eliminated a lot of paper with the Vector Solutions Learning Management System to assign and deliver training courses, policies and track their ISO and registry hours. In 2019 they added Vector Solutions’ scheduling software to their technology stack to simplify, and add more transparency to, their staff scheduling.

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How Utah’s Largest Fire/EMS Agency Provides Full Transparency on Controlled Substances

Unified Fire Authority logo

Agency Stats:

  • Area of coverage: 400 square miles
  • Population in coverage area: 422,049 residents in 15 municipalities and Salt Lake County
  • Operations: 24 fire stations, 17 engine companies, 7 ladder companies, 13 ambulance crews
  • Incidents: responded to 28,388 emergency incidents in 2019
  • Staff: 694 civilian and sworn; 130 daily minimum staffing
  • Implemented Vector Solutions LMS in 2013; Check It in 2020

How Utah’s Largest Fire/EMS Agency Provides Full Transparency on Controlled Substances

Unified Fire Authority (UFA) is Utah’s largest fire and EMS agency with 694 employees serving an estimated 422,049 residents in 15 municipalities and Salt Lake County. One of the many important responsibilities UFA has is tracking their controlled substances.

It is commonly known the that controlled substances, like fentanyl and ketamine, are widely scrutinized today because of the negative health impact they can have. The “opioid epidemic” has been a common topic in the media for many years and regulatory agencies, like the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), have been under pressure to step up their tracking, reporting and accountability of certain narcotics.

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Longview Police Invests in Training and Technology to Better Protect and Serve Their Community

Longview (WA) Police Department Logo

Agency Information

  • Population in coverage area: 37,520 residents
  • Staff: 61 officers; total 75 sworn and civilian, plus volunteer units
  • Implemented Vector Solutions LMS in 2016; Scheduling in 2017; Check It in 2020; Evaluations+ in 2020

Longview, WA, about two hours south of Seattle, is home to nearly 40,000 residents. The Chief of Police, Robert Huhta, is an advocate of equipping his police force with the best training and technology so that they are better prepared to protect and serve their community. On their website, Chief Huhta states, “It is important that we continue to evolve as a law enforcement agency and implement best practices for 21st Century Policing. Employee safety and health are a priority while utilizing technology as a force multiplier. I am committed to providing our employees with the training and equipment which allows them to provide high quality service to the community.”

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New and Customizable US&R Training Credential

Vector Solution's US&R Training Credential

Vector Solutions released a new and customizable US&R training credential to train and track your team’s initial certification and ongoing annual requirements. Easily combining course materials and task books to provide a US&R credentialing pathway for your team.

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Law Enforcement Training: Leadership and Communication

Police Chief Hat

Online law enforcement training offers agencies the flexibility to review critical topics without the limitations of classroom sizes and scheduling availability. Vector Solutions’ training catalog for law enforcement features more than 240 hours of continuing education for officers.

Two revamped courses in our Leadership and Communication library include:

  • Command: Core Competencies of Leadership, and
  • The Art of Effective Communication.

These video courses are written by law enforcement experts and feature engaging graphics, an onscreen instructor and current industry trends and data.

Learn more about new training accessible in Vector Solutions’ Learning Management System (LMS) for law enforcement officers.

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EMS Training: Hypothermia Assessment and Renal Failure

EMS Hypothermia Assessment

Vector Solutions’ online EMS course catalog features more than 250 hours of accredited continuing education. Revamped courses in this course library include: Hypothermia Assessment and Treatment and Renal Failure Advanced.

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), these revamped courses cover important considerations for all levels of EMS providers. Video-based lessons are guided by an onscreen instructor and feature custom video animations to demonstrate key points.

Learn more about new EMS continuing education training, available now through Vector Solutions’ Learning Management System (LMS).

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Top 20 Courses to Reduce Liability


Local government agencies are looking for solutions to help mitigate risk and reduce costly claims. This is more important now than ever as the last couple of years have been expensive for companies across the United States.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, reports that one worker died every 99 minutes from a work-related injury in 2019. Liability concerns, such as workplace injuries, cost U.S. companies over $1 billion weekly in 2019 and if trends found by Business Insurance continue, the average total costs of risk for businesses (TCOR) is on the rise – seeing a 2.1% increase in 2018.

To help your agency limit your exposure to risk and protect employees, Vector Solutions (TargetSolutions) is highlighting its top 20 courses for reducing liability.

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West Metro Fire Protection District Standardizes Training and Increases Efficiency

West Metro Fire Protection District

Agency Stats:

  • Area of coverage: 108 square miles
  • Population in coverage area: 325,000 residents
  • Fire Stations: 17
  • Staff: 385 uniform; 445 total
  • Implemented Vector Solutions LMS in 2015; Evaluations+ in 2021

West Metro Fire Protection District (CO) rolled out their Vector Solutions Learning Management System (LMS) in 2015. While they had a Records Management System (RMS) in place for incident reporting, most of the staff training, credentialing, policy management and reporting (including all their ISO documentation) was a paper-laden, manual process. Implementing the LMS has resulted “huge cost savings” and an improved training operation.

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