Although emergency response agencies have seen a number of health crises and diseases, COVID-19 has meant a lot of new ‘firsts’ for departments across the country. In times like these, preparedness is key.
Departments using TargetSolutions Check It™ have the ability to inspect vehicles and equipment, monitor inventory levels and track usage of essential supplies. To ensure members are ready to face the new coronavirus, agencies can adapt this application to oversee emergency medical supplies.
Setting Up a “Pandemic Supplies” Store Room
The Store Room feature in TargetSolutions Check It™ allows departments to set up their own inventory locations, track stock levels and document refills or location transfers. Agencies, such as Salem Fire Department (OR), have used Store Rooms to monitor specific “Pandemic Supplies”.
“Salem Fire uses TargetSolutions Check It™ to track station supplies, EMS supplies and most important: Pandemic Supplies. Salem Fire has maintained a Pandemic Supplies since the H1N1 and Ebola outbreaks. The Store Room feature is very useful and can be accessed from anywhere to audit and check the status of supplies.” Gabriel Benmoussa, Deputy Fire Chief, Salem Fire Department
Emergency calls related to COVID-19 are expected to rise and there’s a national shortage of PPE (mask respirators, gloves, protective gowns etc.) for first responders. By setting up a storeroom for this type of inventory, departments can closely track these limited items.
In addition to tracking current inventory, the application can be leveraged to help see real-time inventory levels and assist with staging items for better preparation. The system can also be set up to indicate when items are reaching critically low thresholds, which may help the department requests for funding and supplies.
For help in setting up your custom storerooms, please check out this step-by-step video series or reach out to your CSM.
Enhancements to Store Rooms in TargetSolutions Check It™
To better serve public safety agencies, a new enhancement has been implemented in TargetSolutions Check It™. Now, information can load into Store Rooms even faster – offering a real-time count of inventory levels. Using a template built into the system, Store Rooms can load more information more quickly for your agency. Please reach out to your CSM to set up this Store Room enhancement.
Our Consistent Mission to Deliver Reliable, Fast Service
Our team is taking necessary health and safety precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic by practicing social distancing and working remotely. However, TargetSolutions Check It™ will remain to be a consistent, reliable timely service during this coronavirus.
In addition to step-by-step help videos, team members are here to offer any one-on-one support departments require. From setting up your agency with Store Rooms, to helping train staff on how to do digital inventory counts, to answering supply management questions, we are here every step of the way.