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RT-130 Wildland Fire Safety Training Refreshed for 2019

Recent trends in wildfires have been nothing short of devastating. Record-setting fires in 2017 and 2018 ravaged northern and southern California with roughly 8.8 and 10 million acres burnedrespectively. As the 2019 wildland fire season approaches, effective RT-130 training and prevention tactics are key in preparing firefighters for the threats to come.

TargetSolutions’ premium RT-130 Annual Wildland Fire Safety Refresher series is updated annually with the latest statistics, strategies and case studies from previous wildfires to help fire departments train for the upcoming fire season. The 2019 refresher series offers both the full-length and condensed microlearning versions (four, two-hour modules or four, 30-minute modules) with engaging videos, storytelling and an on-screen instructor.

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New Calibre Press Courses Address Law Enforcement Stress, Leadership and Interviewing

New Calibre Press courses in TargetSolutions’ platform address law enforcement stress, leadership and interviewing with video-based lessons. 

TargetSolutions joined forces with Calibre Press, a leading provider of law enforcement training content. Through this, law enforcement agencies can deliver engaging online courses through the industry’s most reliable learning management system (LMS). Adding 25 new courses to TargetSolutions’ comprehensive law enforcement catalog, the Calibre Press series uses the expertise of subject matter experts to provide crucial lessons for the industry. This round of releases includes 7 all-new courses.

All courses in this series are video-based and are guided by an on-screen instructor. Case studies and custom footage from body cameras assert key points and present examples from the field.

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Ensure Preparedness with Revamped First Responder Operations Refresher Training

TargetSolutions’ four-part course, First Responder Operations Level Refresher, was updated with engaging videos and refreshed content to provide up-to-date training and offer practical lessons for emergency responders.

When it comes to any industry, preparedness is the key to ensuring safety. However, for those providing emergency response, frequent training and preparedness can mean the difference between preserving life or ensuing disaster.

TargetSolutions’ four-part course, First Responder Operations Level Refresher, offers valuable training for emergency responders with an emphasis on hazardous materials events and incident management. Each part is in this series was recently revamped with engaging videos and refreshed content to provide the most up-to-date, practical training for mitigating risk, fast decision-making and effective response.

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Top Firefighter Training Topics in 2019

Top Firefighter Training Topics 2019

When creating your fire training program, it’s important to include topics that both maintain compliance and are relevant to your goals to help personnel master the most essential skills. This includes training on fundamentals. These are skills that are used extensively in the field. The following are the top firefighter training topics that will help personnel perform their jobs safely and effectively.

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Enhanced Courses for Workplace Safety Training and Ethics


TargetSolutions’ enhanced courses in its OSHA and HR catalog are video-based and feature up-to-date lessons on workplace safety and ethics.

A safe and ethical work environment is instrumental in ensuring productivity and the overall well-being of employees. TargetSolutions’ online Human Resources and OSHA training course library provides agencies with comprehensive topics for creating and maintaining a positive workplace.

Four courses from these catalogs were recently updated with revamped content and more engaging interactions for your agency’s training. Enhanced courses in TargetSolutions’ course library include: Drug-Free Workplace, Workplace Diversity, Workplace Violence and Ethics in the Workplace (coming soon).

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TargetSolutions Platform Enhancement: Events Enrollment Report

Events Enrollment Report

Your customer feedback is crucial to TargetSolutions in guiding ongoing enhancements to its learning and operations management system. The new Events Enrollment report, TargetSolutions’ latest development, improves user experience in tracking agency events and related details.

Events Enrollment reports are tied to the Events feature in the platform. This report type enables agencies to generate comprehensive reports on all events scheduled within TargetSolutions. Using this report, agencies will have a more detailed overview of event enrollment with customizable report fields such as enrollment approvals and event times.

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Amarillo Fire Department Utilizes Innovative Inspection Software by TargetSolutions

For the Amarillo Fire Department (TX), inadequate documentation of routine apparatus, equipment and gear inspections have had costly consequences.

Amarillo Fire Department

When the Texas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP) informed the department that their potential fines for incomplete inspections totaled to $250,000, the AFD decided it was time to invest in a more effective and cost-efficient solution.

Although starting out with another electronic inspection system, Halligan, which was acquired by TargetSolutions’ parent company Vector Solutions in February of 2019, was recommended to the department and was implemented in December 2018. In the few short months, the AFD has already made strides in ensuring all their daily inspections are performed and tracked.

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Fundamentals of Reading Body Language for Law Enforcement

Fundamentals of reading body language for law enforcement

The ability to interpret facial expressions, posture and other cues is crucial for police officers and anyone in law enforcement. Being able to read body language helps to defuse potentially deadly situations and gives police officers the ability to determine whether people are telling the truth or being deceptive. Let’s take a look at why this aspect of law enforcement is so vital.

When people think of the most important skills that police officers need, body language probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. From a layman’s point of view, this may seem like a vague or even esoterica area. However, experienced law enforcement officers understand it’s a practical and essential skill and a key part of a training program for law enforcement.

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A Step-by-Step Overview of the TargetSolutions Check It™ System

Thousands of agencies across the country manage training and compliance with TargetSolutions’ unrivaled learning management system (LMS). This innovation is now expanded to streamline departments’ inspections for better operations management.

The TargetSolutions Check It™ operations management software takes the guesswork out of daily inspections for apparatus, equipment, inventory and medical supplies. This dynamic, all-in-one application allows your department to simplify routine checks, track all data and create service tickets in one, centralized location.

Available as a standalone mobile application or accessible via the TargetSolutions online platform, TargetSolutions Check It™ helps departments ensure inspections are performed, everything is accounted for and needs for maintenance are addressed.

With a user-friendly interface and flexible tools, TargetSolutions Check It™ allows departments to monitor inventory levels and track the status of essential vehicles or equipment with just a few clicks. Digital checklists and e-signature verifications improve accuracy in routine checks and ensure every item is up-to-date and functioning properly.

On March 26th, TargetSolutions hosted a live webinar to demonstrate the customizable features in the TargetSolutions Check It™ system and highlight use cases. During this interactive webinar, individuals were provided with a step-by-step overview of the powerful application and learned best practices.

TargetSolutions Check It™ is the most innovative solution ever created for checks of fleet, equipment, inventory and controlled substances.

  • Have confidence your gear is ready for action
  • Generate reports with a push of a button
  • Know where you stand with real-time analytics
  • Get notifications so nothing slips

To watch a recording of this live demo, please complete this form or call us at (800) 840-8046.


TargetSolutions Releases New Fleet Program Aggressive Driving Online Course

The estimated 35,200 individuals killed in motor vehicle fatalities on U.S. roads in 2015 is alarming to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and State Highway Safety Office members. These findings represents the largest year-over-year percentage increase (7.2 percent) since national record-keeping began.

Due to the dangerous, and potentially fatal, consequences of aggressive driving, TargetSolutions’ online training catalog for motor vehicle safety is designed to change driving behavior and reinforce critical safe-driving strategies. A fully updated Fleet Program Aggressive Driving course is also included in this course library with up-to-date information and a new engaging interface.

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