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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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LMS Platform Enhancements: Mass Management of Supervisor Rights and Credential Grace Periods

The TargetSolutions learning management system (LMS) helps thousands of departments across the U.S. streamline training and operations management tasks. With that, to better serve agencies’ needs, frequent platform enhancements are made according to client feedback.

Recent updates to the LMS make managing supervisors and overseeing courses and credentials more user-friendly for members. These enhancements allow platform administrators to mass manage and create supervisors, give users a “grace period” for credentials and more easily assign courses.

Learn more about new improvements to the TargetSolutions LMS:

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City of Fargo Streamlines Incident Reporting, Saves Money with Vector’s Safety Management Tool

“Prior to IndustrySafe, departments collected different types of information should an incident occur,” said Luke Lindberg, who serves as safety manager for the City of Fargo. “Fire collected what they wanted to collect; public works collected what they wanted to collect, etc.”

Back in 2011, Lindberg knew the City of Fargo needed a way to centralize how it gathered and stored risk management information, so he turned to IndustrySafe. Fast forward to today, Fargo is not only using IndustrySafe for storing safety data, but is also using it to manage incidents, from the initial report, to corrective actions, all the way to workers’ compensation.

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Harassment and Discrimination Prevention in Public Safety

Harassment and Discrimination Prevention in Public Safety

Workplace harassment and discrimination can cost organizations millions, not just in lawsuit claims, but also in loss of productivity, turnover and other negative consequences. In the fiscal year 2018, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) secured more than $500 million for victims – resolving more than 90,500 cases.

When discrimination happens in public safety agencies such as fire, EMS or police departments, there are also additional considerations due to public perception. With this, TargetSolutions makes it simple to put together an anti-discrimination program for your organization.

Using the TargetSolutions learning management system (LMS), departments can build a comprehensive harassment prevention credential using TargetSolutions’ online training courses and anti-harassment policy templates.

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