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Disaster Preparedness – Is Your Department Disaster Ready?

The Ultimate Technology for Operational Readiness

In the public safety industry, there’s no such thing as over-prepared. While it may not be possible to anticipate when disaster will strike, your department can ensure its personnel are ready when it does. With TargetSolutions’ suite of software for fire, EMS and law enforcement agencies, disaster preparedness is straightforward and effective.

TargetSolutions delivers applications organizations need to handle the unexpected. TargetSolutions’ centralized platform offers cutting-edge technology to track and deliver crucial training; coordinate schedules and perform emergency callbacks; and inspect vehicles, equipment and medical supplies.

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LMS Platform Enhancements: Notifications for Pending Activities, Auto-Renewal for Credentials

TargetSolutions LMS Enhancements

Client feedback drives ongoing enhancements to TargetSolutions’ suite of software for public safety agencies. The TargetSolutions Learning Management System (LMS) recently underwent platform updates to improve an agency’s ability to oversee training. 

These LMS enhancements focus on Credentials. Agencies will now have more flexibility to notify necessary personnel of activities pending validation and to auto-renew credentials.

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Recorded Webinars: How EMS Agencies Can Simplify Scheduling & Manage Controlled Substances

EMS Webinar PresentationsTargetSolutions is more than a solution for managing continuing education. TargetSolutions’ suite of tools for public safety agencies also helps EMS departments streamline their employee scheduling and track resources such as schedule II controlled substances. Two recent webinar presentations highlighted how TargetSolutions can improve these processes for EMS agencies.

“How EMS Agencies Can Simplify Scheduling, Callbacks and Other Workforce Management Tasks” discussed the TargetSolutions Scheduling™ application and its custom features for automating shift staffing, callbacks, time-off requests and more.

The other live webinar presentation, “Simplify Tracking Controlled Substances, Daily Inventory and Ambulance Checks”, emphasized the importance of routine inspections and how to keep accurate records of schedule II controlled substances with TargetSolutions Check It™.

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Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office Uses TargetSolutions to Track Training Hours

Wasatch County Sheriffs Office

The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office (Utah) is staffed with 120 employees – including sworn law enforcement officers, search and rescue personnel, volunteers and other professionals. After researching solutions to track required training hours, Wasatch County decided to implement TargetSolutions in September 2019.

It didn’t take long for Mitch McKee, Training Director for Wasatch County, to find value in the platform’s advanced reporting capabilities and credential tracking.

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Mobile Fire-Rescue Manages Inspections and Compliance with TargetSolutions Check It™

Mobile Fire Rescue TargetSolutions Check It™

Serving a 400-square mile region in Mobile, Alabama, Mobile Fire-Rescue is an all-hazards fire department with 20 engine companies and nearly 500 employees. The department has used the TargetSolutions Learning Management System (LMS) since 2017 and decided to try TargetSolutions Check It™ in 2018 to streamline daily inspections.

Since then, Captain Barry Glisson explained his agency has improved many processes related to department inspections. With the integrated mobile and web-based application, Mobile FR can ensure compliance, simplify communication and address problems sooner.

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LMS Platform Enhancement: Mass Messaging for Your Agency


The TargetSolutions learning management system (LMS) is updated according to client feedback to provide enhancements that will improve daily tasks. New platform improvements focus on easier and faster communication within agencies via mass messaging. 

With new mass messaging capabilities, supervisory personnel can communicate faster across their department. You can message your whole agency or specific groups of individuals with a few simple steps. For a step-by-step overview of how to mass message personnel, please visit this article in the Help Center

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Tips and Tricks for Managing ISO Training Records with TargetSolutions

Managing ISO Training Records with TargetSolutions

On October 22, TargetSolutions hosted a live webinar highlighting best practices for documenting ISO training records for fire chiefs and training officers.

During this webinar, Tim Riley, a TargetSolutions platform expert and fire service veteran, reviewed ISO requirements for fire departments, applicable points for an ISO rating and how to track valuable training hours with TargetSolutions’ ISO training tracker.

A recording of this webinar is available here.

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The Top 5 Most Commonly Asked Law Enforcement Questions During the Purchasing Process

Top 5 Law Enforcement Questions

If you are considering purchasing TargetSolutions’ online training management system for your law enforcement agency, you undoubtedly have questions. Fortunately, TargetSolutions has the answers you need to make the right decision for your organization.

Here are the five most common questions asked during the purchasing process. If there is something not covered here that you would like to know, please give us a call today (800) 840-8046.

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The Role of Clean PPE in Firefighter Cancer Prevention

Firefighter Bunker Gear Cancer Prevention

According to studies discussed in the Firefighter Cancer Support white paper, “Taking Action Against Cancer in the Fire Service,” firefighters experience higher rates of various cancers compared to the general population. The highest being a 2.02 times greater risk for developing testicular cancer.

Additionally, as we’ve learned, a firefighter’s exposure to carcinogens and other hazardous materials doesn’t end after emergency response. Research shows a strong link between dirty bunker gear and cancer.

To help fire service members be proactive in their health, the TargetSolutions Check It™ application includes a solution for tracking and reporting all personal protective equipment (PPE) inspections, repairs and more.

TargetSolutions’ online training course, NFPA 1851 – Cancer-Related Risks of Firefighting, is currently available with complimentary access. With every completion this year of this free firefighter cancer prevention training, TargetSolutions will donate $1 to the American Cancer Society in January of 2020.

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How Interactive Training Programs Are Making Training and Performance Better


Innovations in technology are continually reshaping the landscape of organizations’ processes. Leveraging new technology can streamline daily tasks, simplify communication and improve performance via effective, immersive training. TargetSolutions strives to be at the forefront of innovations in training by incorporating augmented reality, 3D animation and virtual reality in its learning programs. 

This push for more immersive training can be seen in TargetSolutions’ courses such as Smoke Reading in Virtual Reality and the all-new: TargetSolutions Driver Assessment and Training Program

The TargetSolutions Driver Assessment and Training Program uses top-of-the line, 3D-animated training content from industry experts at Convergence Training, a Vector Solutions brand. With this assessment and training program, agencies can evaluate employee’s knowledge, improve skills and improve overall driver safety. 

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