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New Enhanced Interface and Other Updates in TargetSolutions Check It™ System

New enhancements to the TargetSolutions Check It™ application focus on streamlining processes for departments with an improved interface, more comprehensive service tickets, added fields to reports and other updates for better usability.

Managing your department’s routine apparatus, equipment and inventory inspections has never been easier with the TargetSolutions Check It™ application. User-friendly features allow fire, EMS and law enforcement agencies to complete checks, track information about a truck or equipment’s status, open service tickets and run reports on all necessary details.

TargetSolutions also dedicates itself to ongoing efforts to improve the TargetSolutions Check It™ system. This round of enhancements focuses on streamlining processes for departments with an improved interface, more comprehensive work order tickets, added fields to reports and other updates for better usability.

For a step-by-step walkthrough of these enhancements, read this article in the TargetSolutions Help Center.

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Maximizing Your Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Efforts with an Effective Open House

TargetSolutions worked with the IAFC-VCOS to release a new course for fire departments: Maximizing Your Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Efforts with an Effective Open House. 

It’s no secret that recruitment is one of the largest issues for volunteer fire departments. As the rate of emergency calls skyrocket, recruitment numbers are on the decline and volunteer fire departments are increasingly overwhelmed.

Recruitment events such as open houses have been popular for community outreach efforts for volunteer and combination fire departments around the country…but are you getting the most out of open houses? Do you focus on public education, safety, and the recruitment of potential new volunteers? All three aspects are equally as important in gaining new members.

To help address some of these issues for volunteer fire department recruitment, TargetSolutions worked with the International Association of Fire Chiefs – Volunteer & Combination Officers Section (IAFC-VCOS). Through this partnership, TargetSolutions released the new course: Maximizing Your Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Efforts with an Effective Open House.

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Newly Revised Courses in NFPA 1001 Training Series

TargetSolutions revised 12 courses in the firefighter training catalog to satisfy NFPA 1001 standards for professional firefighters.

TargetSolutions’ online course catalog for firefighters includes a complete NFPA 1001 series for Firefighter I and II awareness and refresher training. To keep up with NFPA 1001 standards and provide an engaging learning experience, TargetSolutions updated 12 courses in the series with revamped content and restyled, video-driven lessons.

These updates further TargetSolutions’ initiative to continually modernize highly utilized courses to offer a dynamic, high-quality training experience.

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5 Reasons Your Fire Department Should Implement Online Learning


5 Reasons Your Fire Department Should Implement Online TrainingOnline learning
is now a more widely adopted training method that has become instrumental for a variety of industries. Fire departments around the world have been discovering how valuable it can be for training management and helping firefighters stay current with the latest issues, compliance requirements and safety measures.

Here are five of the best reasons to incorporate online learning in your fire department training.

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Manage Job Performance Requirements for Canada with TargetSolutions

Streamline Job Performance Requirements for CanadaComplete and track fire department training online and satisfy job performance requirements for Canada with TargetSolutions’ custom-built solutions.

Ensuring every member in your fire department is fulfilling all necessary training for job performance requirements (JPRs) can be grueling. To help fire departments in Canada achieve compliance, TargetSolutions developed all-new JPR tracking credentials available in its dynamic, online training management system.

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Bloodborne Pathogens Safety Training Course Educates Personnel on How to Reduce Exposure to Infectious Materials

TargetSolutions’ Bloodborne Pathogens Safety training course was newly updated with engaging video-driven lessons to help personnel mitigate risks of exposure to potentially infectious materials and implement protection strategies.

Bloodborne Pathogens Safety is by far one of TargetSolutions’ most highly completed course across all industries with more than 64,000-course completions in 2017. Due to the serious threats of exposure to potentially infectious materials and popularity of this course, Bloodborne Pathogens Safety was updated with new statistics, 3D animations and instructor-led lessons.

Including more than 20 infectious agents, some of the highest concerns for current occupational settings are the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). This course is highly recommended for all workplaces where personnel may encounter these risks.

This course complies with OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) standard to reduce the health risks to workers whose duties involve exposure to blood or other hazardous materials. Additionally, Bloodborne Pathogens Safety incorporates the 2001 OSHA revisions to the standard that were made in compliance with the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act.

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Developing an Effective Driver Safety Training Program

One of the best ways to prevent emergency vehicle accidents and other vehicle incidents is to implement effective driver safety training.

Emergency vehicles are involved in an alarming number of accidents with ambulances involved in more than 4,500 collisions each year and firefighter apparatus in more than 30,000 collisions. Operators of these emergency vehicles are under extreme pressure to reach their destinations and may find it difficult to always exercise the caution they should on the road. One of the best ways to prevent such accidents is to implement effective driver safety training.

Prevent Accidents with Driver Safety Training Online

TargetSolutions, a leader in creating cutting-edge training tools, has a wide range of courses for its Fleet Program. One category of courses that’s recently been updated is devoted to improving driver safety. These courses give drivers the latest and most important skills and knowledge to perform their duties in the safest possible manner.

  • Emergency Vehicle Operations – This course covers the fundamentals of safely operating vehicles using the latest research and statistics. Video training gives students clear demonstrations of the safest techniques and shows them how to deal with common challenges when driving emergency vehicles.
  • Distracted Driving – Driving while distracted is a major cause of accidents for emergency service vehicle operators as well as the general public. This course educates students on the dangers of distracted driving and provides guidelines on staying alert.
  • Inspection and Maintenance – It’s essential for emergency service vehicles to be properly maintained. If parts are worn or broken it creates unsafe conditions. This driver training course will help operators keep their vehicles in top condition.
  • Legal Considerations – This course covers the legal issues relevant to operators of emergency service vehicles, including local, state and federal regulations. Knowing laws and regulations are another important component of driver safety as it helps operators make better decisionsworkplace driver safety program and understand the implications of violating regulations.

TargetSolutions uses the most effective learning strategies to help emergency vehicle operators upgrade their safety skills. Courses are taught by expert instructors in video-driven formats. This allows students to absorb the content quickly and get a realistic view of the types of situations they are likely to encounter on the road. Using real-world examples and captivating multimedia, the lessons are entertaining as well as educational.

Help to Make the Holiday Season Safer

With the holidays approaching, it’s a good time to prepare drivers for a safe season. Educating operators on safety is important all year, of course, but the holidays present some special challenges. Colder temperatures can mean dangerous road conditions in many areas. people may overindulge at parties and get on the road, or individuals may be driving recklessly while doing their holiday shopping.

Prepare operators by providing them with the latest and most complete driver safety training. To learn more about our courses, contact TargetSolutions.

Child Abuse: Mandated Reporter Training for California (General)


To help professionals understand their duties as mandated reporters according to California law, TargetSolutions developed the all-new course: Child Abuse: Mandated Reporter Training for California (General).

While educators are the first to come to mind when you think about being a mandated reporter, many other professions are mandated to report as well. Most states, such as California, enforce laws that require certain professionals to report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect such as EMS providers, firefighters, law enforcement and less obvious professions such as dentists, funeral home directors, legal professionals, clergy etc.

To help professionals understand their duties as mandated reporters according to California law, TargetSolutions developed the all-new course: Child Abuse: Mandated Reporter Training for California (General).

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TargetSolutions’ All-New Course: Electric and Alternative Fuel Vehicles for First Responders


TargetSolutions’ all-new course, Electric and Alternative Fuel Vehicles for First Responders, highlights the different types of alternative fuel vehicles and how their differing features affect emergency response.

Over the course of a few short years, alternative fuel vehicles have exponentially grown in popularity and range in a variety of sizes. For the fire and emergency rescue services, these vehicles’ unique traits pose risks, from electric shock to gaseous explosions, which must be considered when responding to emergencies.

To help you better protect yourself and your colleagues, TargetSolutions developed the all-new course: Electric and Alternative Fuel Vehicles for First Responders. This online training explores the features of different alternative fuel vehicles, methods for fire suppression, extrication and emergency medical services and environmental considerations.

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New Courses Added to TargetSolutions’ Course Library for Professional Development Training

AEC Continuing Education Courses
TargetSolutions’ Business Skills, Office Productivity and Project Management catalogs were recently revamped with new, engaging courses designed to help employees improve their skill set and grow in their profession. Here is a list of new additions to each catalog, now available in the TargetSolutions platform:

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