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TargetSolutions Partners with Calibre Press to Deliver Dynamic Training Content for Law Enforcement Agencies

TargetSolutions Partnership with Calibre Press Partnership Is an Exciting Development for Law Enforcement Agencies Looking to Improve and Streamline Training Delivery

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand offering the leading online training and records management system for public safety agencies, and Calibre Press, known for its educational law enforcement training content and “Street Survival” seminar series, are excited to announce a new partnership that will revolutionize how law enforcement agencies deliver mandatory continuing education and professional development training.

By joining forces, TargetSolutions and Calibre Press will provide the most dynamic and informative training material ever created for law enforcement agencies through public safety’s most trusted learning management system. TargetSolutions, which provides more than 5,000 public entities with cutting-edge software for training and operations management, is set to release 25 all-new video-driven training courses – created in conjunction with Calibre Press – over the next few months.

Courses featuring vibrant lessons with real-life scenarios and engaging interactions will cover critical areas for law enforcement, including Communication Skills, Patrol Tactics, Use of Force, Ethics, Leadership, and other mission-critical topics. The first title scheduled for release this month is titled “De-Escalation: ‘The Five Fundamentals,’” with a video presentation by Calibre Press’s Lt. Jim Glennon (ret.), who is one of the industry’s most trusted voices on law enforcement tactics and performance.

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TargetSolutions Offers Complimentary NFPA 1500 PTSD Training Course to First Responders


Dynamic New Training Course Covers PTSD Symptoms, Warning Signs of Suicide, and How to Get Help

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand offering the leading operations and training management applications for public safety agencies, is offering firefighters complimentary access to its all-new course, NFPA 1500: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the Fire Industry.

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TargetSolutions to Release More Than 1,500 New Premium Training Courses for Local Governments

Municipal Employees Can Now Access Valuable Courses Covering Facility Maintenance & Management, Power & Utilities, AEC, and Cyber Security Awareness

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand offering the leading operations and training management software for public entities, is excited to announce the launch of more than 1,500 new premium training courses for local governments. The new courses are scheduled for release around the 2018 IPMA-HR International Training Conference, which is scheduled Sept. 23-25 in Phoenix.

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TargetSolutions’ online course library already featured more than 1,000 courses for cities, counties and municipalities, including 250 hours of Fire & EMS continuing education units (CEUs), 240 hours of Law Enforcement training, 60 hours of Water & Wastewater recertification training, and 50 hours of OSHA safety training. Now, TargetSolutions is introducing valuable CEUs for Facility Maintenance & Management, Municipal Power & Utilities, Municipal Architecture, and Engineering & Construction.

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Josh Blum of Loveland-Symmes Fire Department Selected as 2018 Training Officer Recognition Award Winner

2017 VCOS Training Officer Recognition Award

Blum’s Hard Work Recognized with Prestigious Award that Honors Exemplary Conduct Befitting of a Training Officer

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 Deputy Chief Josh Blum, of Loveland-Symmes (Ohio) Fire Department (LSFD), as the recipient of the 2018 VCOS Training Officer Recognition Award.

Blum will be recognized with this award at the annual VCOS meeting on Aug. 9 during the 2018 Fire-Rescue International (FRI) in Dallas.

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TargetSolutions to Sponsor the IAFC’s VCOS Training Officer Recognition Award for 2018

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand offering the leading online training and records management system for public safety agencies, is excited to announce it has joined forces once again with the IAFC’s Volunteer and Combination Officers Section for the VCOS Training Officer Recognition Award.

For the fifth year in a row, TargetSolutions will sponsor the prestigious distinction, which acknowledges a training officer who works tirelessly to provide outstanding fire department training.

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TargetSolutions to Unveil Firefighter Cancer Prevention Training at FDIC International

TargetSolutions’ all-new training course, NFPA 1851 – Cancer Related Risks of Firefighting, will be available in time for FDIC International 2018. The course outlines how to properly clean and care for personal protective equipment.

All-New NFPA® 1851 Online Training Course, as Well as TargetSolutions’ Recently Launched Operations Management Software, Will Be on Display at Booth No. 13034

SAN DIEGO –TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand offering the leading online training and records management system for public safety agencies, announced today an all-new training course, “NFPA® 1851 – Cancer-Related Risks of Firefighting,” will be released April 23, the first day of FDIC International 2018.

The video-based training guided by the NFPA’s 1851 Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting, aims to provide a thorough understanding of fire service-related cancer risks for today’s firefighters. The two-hour course features real-life scenarios, engaging interactions, and 13 learning modules for departments to educate personnel on the dangers facing firefighters and what actions they can take to reduce risk.

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TargetSolutions Gives Thanks to Customers During Networking & Training Workshop in San Diego

TargetSolutions Presents Prestigious Helping Hand Awards to David Piper (Orland Fire Protection District, Ill.) and Steve Malone (Manhattan Fire Department, Ill.)

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand offering the leading online training and records management system for public safety agencies, hosted its Networking & Training Workshop on Tuesday at Firehouse World in San Diego.

Attendees from across the country gathered at the Marriott Gaslamp Quarter’s Altitude Sky Lounge to receive platform utilization tips, network with other platform managers, and learn what TargetSolutions has in store for 2018 and beyond. TargetSolutions announced its newest product, TargetSolutions Check It, which is built to track equipment and fire apparatus inspections on a mobile device. The mighty application will be available in April.

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TargetSolutions to Offer Mobile Application for Equipment and Fire Apparatus Inspections

 

TargetSolutions Check It™ is a mobile application built to simplify how Fire and EMS agencies perform fire apparatus inspections and equipment checks. With this operations management software, your agency will be able to streamline routine checks of trucks and tools, as well as track medical supplies, drugs and other items logged in inventory records. The application will be available for demonstration and purchase this April.

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand offering the leading online training and records management system for public safety agencies, and Halligan, known for its powerful mobile truck checks application, announced today they have joined forces to deliver the industry’s most dynamic technology for tracking equipment and fire apparatus inspections on a mobile device.

Through this partnership, TargetSolutions will deliver a new web-based application called TargetSolutions Check It™, built for streamlining routine checks of trucks and tools, as well as track medical supplies, drugs and other items logged in inventory records. The application will be accessible through the TargetSolutions platform and ready for demonstrations in April.

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Federal Grant Program Allows Fire Departments to Seek Out New Training Opportunities

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is now accepting applications for the annual Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. Up to 2,500 grants will be awarded in 2018 for first responders in need of equipment, training, or other essential resources to their mission.

Fire departments experiencing budgetary hardships have an opportunity to infuse their organizations with new life through a federally funded grant program. The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program offers aid to first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other necessary resources to achieve their department’s mission.

fema-button-grant-programThe grants are broken down into sub-categories designed to help organizations seeking aid with specific operational goals. The available grants are as follows:

  • Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG): Offers departments funding for critically needed resources to equip and train firefighters in operational efficiency and to support community resilience.
  • Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER): Provides funding to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to help increase the number of trained “frontline” firefighters available in their communities.
  • Fire Prevention & Safety Grants (FP&S): Supports projects that enhance public safety and firefighters from fire and related hazards.

Developed in 2001 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the mission of the program is to “strengthen national preparedness and resilience.” Focusing on eligible fire departments, non-affiliated emergency medical service (EMS) organizations, and State Fire Training Academies (SFTA), the program annually projects to award as many as 2,500 grants to approved organizations.

Award sizes are determined by the populations of the jurisdictions served. Applicants should be prepared to provide documentation and background information on their department’s specific needs and goals:

  • Organization and the Community Served: Discuss your organization and the special needs or hazards faced by your community and how they impact your department.
  • Financial Need: Why does your organization need financial assistance and what types of budgetary distress are you currently experiencing?
  • Project Description and Budget Justification: Explain some of your department’s projects and how they impact your budget.
  • Operations/Cost Benefit: How will a grant benefit your organization and impact your operational costs?
  • Statement of Effect: How will this grant positively impact your mission and the community your department serves?

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program

For organizations that are seeking out new training opportunities, TargetSolutions offers an affordable all-in-one solution designed to streamline department training and records management. Schedule, track, and deliver award-winning firefighter and EMS continuing education anytime, anywhere. Utilized by more than 4,000 organizations nationwide, TargetSolutions is the undisputed leader in online training for the fire service.

Please note, the application period closes Feb. 2.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program is currently accepting applications. Restrictions apply. Please visit FEMA’s website for more information at: https://www.fema.gov/welcome-assistance-firefighters-grant-program

TargetSolutions Offers Complimentary Online Wildland Fire Training

After Recent Wildfires in California, TargetSolutions Delivers Valuable RT-130: Annual Refresher Training Series

SAN DIEGO, CA (December 21, 2017) – TargetSolutions, the leading provider of e-Learning applications for the fire service, is offering fire department personnel free access to its RT-130: Annual Wildland Fire Safety Refresher training series.

targetsolutions platform enhancementsThis year, wildfires have ravaged the state of California. In October, Northern California’s Napa, Lake, Sonoma, Mendocino and Butte counties faced extreme damage from wildfires that forced more than 20,000 people to evacuate and burned more than 245,000 acres, according to a CAL FIRE summary report.

Then, two months later in December in Southern California, strong Santa Ana winds caused devastating blazes from Ventura County, north of Los Angeles, to San Diego. Crews are still battling these fires, including the Thomas Fire, which is on pace to become the largest wildland fire in California history, according to CNN.

A recent projection by AccuWeather stated that damage from California’s 2017 wildfire season could reach more than $180 billion. In addition, there have been 45 fatalities reported and more than 200 non-fatal injuries due to these incidents.

Considering recent events, TargetSolutions is offering complimentary access to its special eight-hour online wildland fire training series. This engaging coursework, built for pre-training prior to hands-on training, is written to meet 2017’s annual updates. Recharged and retooled with the latest statistics and data, the RT-130: Annual Wildland Fire Safety Refresher is loaded with dynamic training content, including a large selection of video presentations.

“These fires in California have been devastating. An unthinkable amount of damage has been done across the state this year, and as we look toward 2018, we’re focused on helping increase awareness and prepare firefighters for the challenges they face when called into action. TargetSolutions’ RT-130: Annual Wildland Fire Safety Refresher training provides a tremendous overview of the fundamentals for wildland firefighting as well as critical hazards and safety strategies in wildland operations.”

Marc Scheipe, Executive Vice President, TargetSolutions

TargetSolutions’ online course catalog for fire departments features more than 450 hours of training, including the RT-130: Annual Wildland Fire Safety Refresher. Here is a breakdown of each module in the four-part series:

Module No. 1: An overview of recent issues and incidents in wildland firefighting as well as a review of the fundamentals of safety in wildland firefighting operations.

Module No. 2: An analysis of wildland fire behavior and strategies for predicting changes in behavior that could lead to hazardous conditions.

Module No. 3: Explores situational awareness and injury prevention in wildland fire operations.

Module No. 4: Discusses safety strategies to wildland fire operations.

If you would like more information about this limited time offer for TargetSolutions’ complimentary wildland fire training, please check online at http://info.targetsolutions.com/acton/media/29198/wildland-fire-training-2018 or call (800) 840-8046.

About TargetSolutions

TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand, delivers award-winning, real-time training and record-keeping solutions to the fire services, emergency medical services, risk pools, cities and municipalities, law enforcement and public works industries. The company provides engaging, accredited online training courses, cutting-edge software applications, and dynamic performance management solutions to help make organizations safer, more capable, and more compliant. For more information, visit www.targetsolutions.com. Follow us on Twitter @TargetSolutions and on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/TargetSolutions.

About Vector Solutions

Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support, provides award-winning SaaS solutions for the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), industrial, facilities management, public safety, IT and education industries. Its brands, RedVector, TargetSolutions, and SafeSchools, deliver continuing education (CE), training, technology and performance management solutions using the latest innovations in learning and technology to create safer, more capable, more compliant organizations. Its extensive online and mobile learning library exceeds more than 5,000 courses written by 200 subject matter experts and reaches over 5 million professionals worldwide. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. For more information, visit www.vector-solutions.com. Follow us on twitter @VectorPerform and on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/VectorPerformance.