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First Arriving Partners With Vector Solutions to Bring New Suite of Integrations to First Responders Through Its Digital Dashboard Platform

Suite of Scheduling, Compliance, Risk Mitigation, Training and Operations Solutions Improve Situational Awareness and Streamline Operations for Public Safety Agencies Nationwide

First Arriving Partnership with Vector Solutions

Richmond, Va. – First Arriving, a leader in providing marketing, recruitment, website and technology services for fire, EMS and public safety agencies has partnered with Vector Solutions, a leading provider of innovative training and performance optimization applications to bring a new set of tools to public safety workers through First Arriving’s dynamic Digital Dashboard platform.

With the new suite of integrations users can utilize the Digital Dashboards to simplify mission-critical operations, including updates on online training courses and certification status, view current scheduling and upcoming staffing needs, track vehicle equipment status/service tickets, managing controlled substances, among other benefits.

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Vector Solutions Raises Firefighter Cancer Awareness; Donates $5000 to American Cancer Society

Vector Solutions Donates to ACS

Company Supports Cancer Prevention Efforts Through $5,000 Donation and Complimentary Access to Firefighter Cancer Prevention Training Course

TAMPA, FL – February 4, 2020 – Vector Solutions,  a leader in eLearning and SaaS performance support solutions for the world’s most critical industries, including the fire service, announced today its donation of $5,000 to the American Cancer Society as part of the company’s recent firefighter cancer awareness and prevention campaign.

The donation was raised through complimentary access to the online NFPA 1851 – Cancer-Related Risks of Firefighting training course, which raises awareness about firefighter cancer risks and provides prevention best practices. Vector Solutions launched the campaign to donate $1 for every course completion in September of 2019.

“The American Cancer Society is very grateful for this generous donation by Vector Solutions and the outstanding campaign they held offering free online education to help firefighters protect themselves from the higher risk of cancer from exposure to potential cancer-causing elements while firefighting,” said Tswana Sewell, executive director of the American Cancer Society. “The American Cancer Society is dedicated to fighting cancer from every angle and is very thankful that our firefighters, who risk their lives for the safety of their communities, are empowered with this information.”

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Controlled Substances Tracking Solution to be Showcased During EMS World Expo

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand offering the leading EMS and Fire Department training, asset management, and workforce scheduling software, is excited to present its latest innovation for tracking controlled substances during EMS World Expo 2019 in New Orleans.

Built according to DEA guidelines for managing Schedule II controlled substances, the Controlled Substances module in the TargetSolutions Check It™ application expands on the security and functionality of the solution’s asset-tracking abilities.

Designed for cradle-to-grave management of all Schedule II controlled substances, this application ensures EMS agencies can track all activities surrounding narcotics. Everything is securely documented from the moment a controlled substance is transferred from a master supply location to being counted after a drug box hand-off to being administered on a patient in the field.

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TargetSolutions Training Courses Receive New Accreditation Approvals for Law Enforcement Agencies


SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand offering the leading online training and records management system for public safety agencies, expands its accreditation status for 24 online law enforcement training courses in 10 states.

TargetSolutions’ law enforcement course catalog features more than 250 hours of online training that is accepted for continuing education hours (CEH) by various states and approval agencies. Through TargetSolutions’ addition of Calibre Press training courses, 24 more courses are now acceptable for fulfilling law enforcement CEH. 

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Vector Solutions Offers Complimentary Firefighter Cancer Awareness Training to Benefit American Cancer Society

Vector Solutions Will Make $1 Donation for Every Online Course Completion of Its NFPA 1851 – Cancer-Related Risks of Firefighting Training Course

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand delivering the leading operations and training management software for public safety agencies, is offering complimentary access to its online course, NFPA 1851 – Cancer-Related Risks of Firefighting, and will donate $1 to the American Cancer Society for every course completion through 2019.

The dynamic firefighter training course, written to the NFPA standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting, will be made available at no cost to members of the fire service as well as to the general public for the rest of 2019. The donation, which is capped at $5,000, will be made in January of 2020. 

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Vector Solutions and San Diego Fire-Rescue Department to Host Annual Fire Truck Pull Benefiting the Burn Institute

Vector Solutions Fire Truck Pull 2019SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions’ parent company, Vector Solutions, is collaborating with San Diego Fire-Rescue Department to host the Annual Fire Truck Pull, which will benefit the Burn Institute, an agency dedicated to reducing the number of burn injuries and deaths in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

Vector Solutions organized the inaugural Fire Truck Pull in Tampa last year and led 14 initiatives to raise more than $10,000 for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation; in honor of fallen firefighters such as Draper Battalion Chief Matt Burchett, who passed in 2018 while fighting a wildfire Utah.

This year, the Fire Truck Pull will take place in San Diego on Sept. 27. Donations from participating teams, and other fundraising efforts by Vector Solutions, will go to the Burn Institute.

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Lee Whitner of South Adams County Fire Department Selected as 2019 Training Officer Recognition Award Winner

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand offering the leading operations and training management software for the fire service, and the International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC) Volunteer & Combination Officers Section (VCOS) are proud to announce Lee Whitner of South Adams County (Colo.) Fire Department, as the recipient of the 2019 VCOS Training Officer Recognition Award.

2017 VCOS Training Officer Recognition Award

As the award winner, Whitner will be recognized during the annual VCOS meeting Aug. 8 during the 2019 Fire-Rescue International (FRI) in Atlanta.

“I’m very excited to receive this award,” Chief Whitner said. “It really highlights the organization’s commitment to training. This wouldn’t happen without the Chief (Bob Monzinga) and line personnel bringing their A-game. This training award really highlights the whole team.”

The award honors exemplary conduct and dedication by a training officer. Chief Whitner displayed those qualities at her combination department by developing and implementing several innovative processes and programs, including the “Volunteer Extreme” training curriculum. 

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New Controlled Substances Tracking Solution to Be Launched During Fire-Rescue International

TargetSolutions to Unveil Its Latest Innovation for Agencies Looking to Comply with Schedule II Controlled Substances Guidelines

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand offering the leading EMS and Fire Department training, asset management, and workforce scheduling software, is excited to present its latest innovation for tracking controlled substances during Fire-Rescue International (FRI) in Atlanta.

In compliance with DEA guidelines, TargetSolutions is releasing an all-new upgrade inside the TargetSolutions Check It™ application for managing Schedule II Controlled Substances. The mobile-friendly feature allows agencies to document all movements of controlled substances securely. From the moment a controlled substance is acquired, to when it is administered or wasted, it can now be tracked.

“With the current climate in the United States surrounding opioids, EMS and Fire Service organizations must ensure the controlled substances we are entrusted with are managed with the utmost care and accuracy,” said Joseph Santiago, who holds credentials ranging from an MBA in Healthcare to Ambulance and Healthcare Compliance and serves as a subject matter expert for TargetSolutions. 

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TargetSolutions’ Dynamic New Employee Scheduling Software Meets Canada’s Data Compliance Requirements, Now Available for Public Safety Agencies

TargetSolutions Scheduling™ Meets Canada Data Compliance Requirements

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand providing the leading computer-based training and operations management applications for public safety agencies, announced today its new workforce management software is available for public safety agencies in Canada.

TargetSolutions Scheduling™ powered by CrewSense is supported by AWS infrastructure technology, which allows Vector Solutions to store Canadian customers’ data locally in the Canada Region. Canadian organizations using the scheduling system will benefit from network architecture built to meet Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

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TargetSolutions and IAFC VCOS Now Accepting Nominations for Training Officer Recognition Award

2019 VCOS Training Officer Recognition Award

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, the leading provider of computer-based training and operational management applications for public safety agencies, announced today it would team up once again with the IAFC’s Volunteer and Combination Officers Section for the annual VCOS Training Officer Recognition Award.

This is the sixth consecutive year the VCOS and TargetSolutions have joined forces to acknowledge an exceptional training officer with this prestigious award. By recognizing a training officer for their innovation in training and effectiveness in their department, TargetSolutions and the VCOS are also furthering their own primary missions of improving the safety and effectiveness of fire service members when called into action.

“It is an honor for the VCOS and TargetSolutions to recognize the dedication and accomplishments of Emergency Services Organization Training Officers again this year by awarding the Training Officer Award,” said VCOS Board Member Norvin Collins. “This award allows peers to select a Training Officer that embodies the spirit of all great trainers through their work locally, regionally, and/or nationally.

“The work trainers do, ensures each of our members returns home safe after an incident and are able to perform to the best of their abilities. TargetSolutions has been a great partner in this effort to both train our members as well as recognize the work of the Training Officer these past years.”

Nominees should be chiefs, training officers, or others well-acquainted with training and they must be an IAFC member or come from a department where the department or the chief is an active IAFC member.

Applications for the award are being accepted now through June 30. To make a nomination, please check online at https://info.targetsolutions.com/acton/media/29198/vcos-recognition-award-2019.

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