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Recorded Webinar: Tracking Your Agency’s Controlled Substances

Controlled Substances WebinarTargetSolutions Check It™ streamlines routine inspections for everything your agency utilizes in day-to-day operations. From apparatus to medical supplies, to equipment or drug logs, the centralized solution allows your organization to inspect and track it all.

In June, TargetSolutions hosted a webinar titled Tracking Your Agency’s Controlled Substances. This presentation covered a soon-to-be-released feature for managing drug logs. This secure, flexible tool allows departments to oversee everything in relation to controlled substances. Check out this recorded webinar to learn more about this powerful new functionality.

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Top Benefits of a Firefighter Scheduling App

Benefits of firefighter scheduling app, firefighter scheduling appFire rescue agencies need a trustworthy solution for tracking hiring, overtime and scheduling. With the unpredictability of this industry, fire agencies need the ability to quickly execute callbacks, manage overtime and more. Leading firefighter technologies, such as TargetSolutions Scheduling™ by CrewSense, provide more reliable, cloud-based solutions for these daily scheduling challenges faced by fire and rescue agencies.

The following are some of the leading benefits a firefighter scheduling app offers.

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Fire Department Callbacks: How Does Your Department Ensure Coverage?

TargetSolutions Scheduling™ for Fire Department Callbacks

When an emergency strikes, the public isn’t thinking about their fire department’s shift staffing levels. They are expecting a timely response from firefighters and EMS personnel to perform life-saving procedures or prevent property loss. Unfortunately, the challenges of ensuring adequate coverage in public safety can be lost on those who do not experience it day in day out. However, both public safety personnel and community members are feeling its impact.

Understaffed fire departments are a major problem experienced by agencies across the country. As fire service leaders advocate for more hiring and more personnel per shift, how are stations filling gaps in staffing? They’re relying on mutual aid partners and performing fire department callbacks.

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RT-130 Wildland Fire Safety Training Refreshed for 2019

Recent trends in wildfires have been nothing short of devastating. Record-setting fires in 2017 and 2018 ravaged northern and southern California with roughly 8.8 and 10 million acres burnedrespectively. As the 2019 wildland fire season approaches, effective RT-130 training and prevention tactics are key in preparing firefighters for the threats to come.

TargetSolutions’ premium RT-130 Annual Wildland Fire Safety Refresher series is updated annually with the latest statistics, strategies and case studies from previous wildfires to help fire departments train for the upcoming fire season. The 2019 refresher series offers both the full-length and condensed microlearning versions (four, two-hour modules or four, 30-minute modules) with engaging videos, storytelling and an on-screen instructor.

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Ensure Preparedness with Revamped First Responder Operations Refresher Training

TargetSolutions’ four-part course, First Responder Operations Level Refresher, was updated with engaging videos and refreshed content to provide up-to-date training and offer practical lessons for emergency responders.

When it comes to any industry, preparedness is the key to ensuring safety. However, for those providing emergency response, frequent training and preparedness can mean the difference between preserving life or ensuing disaster.

TargetSolutions’ four-part course, First Responder Operations Level Refresher, offers valuable training for emergency responders with an emphasis on hazardous materials events and incident management. Each part is in this series was recently revamped with engaging videos and refreshed content to provide the most up-to-date, practical training for mitigating risk, fast decision-making and effective response.

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Top Firefighter Training Topics in 2019

Top Firefighter Training Topics 2019

When creating your fire training program, it’s important to include topics that both maintain compliance and are relevant to your goals to help personnel master the most essential skills. This includes training on fundamentals. These are skills that are used extensively in the field. The following are the top firefighter training topics that will help personnel perform their jobs safely and effectively.

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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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Amarillo Fire Department Utilizes Innovative Inspection Software by TargetSolutions

For the Amarillo Fire Department (TX), inadequate documentation of routine apparatus, equipment and gear inspections have had costly consequences.

Amarillo Fire Department

When the Texas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP) informed the department that their potential fines for incomplete inspections totaled to $250,000, the AFD decided it was time to invest in a more effective and cost-efficient solution.

Although starting out with another electronic inspection system, Halligan, which was acquired by TargetSolutions’ parent company Vector Solutions in February of 2019, was recommended to the department and was implemented in December 2018. In the few short months, the AFD has already made strides in ensuring all their daily inspections are performed and tracked.

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A Step-by-Step Overview of the TargetSolutions Check It™ System

Thousands of agencies across the country manage training and compliance with TargetSolutions’ unrivaled learning management system (LMS). This innovation is now expanded to streamline departments’ inspections for better operations management.

The TargetSolutions Check It™ operations management software takes the guesswork out of daily inspections for apparatus, equipment, inventory and medical supplies. This dynamic, all-in-one application allows your department to simplify routine checks, track all data and create service tickets in one, centralized location.

Available as a standalone mobile application or accessible via the TargetSolutions online platform, TargetSolutions Check It™ helps departments ensure inspections are performed, everything is accounted for and needs for maintenance are addressed.

With a user-friendly interface and flexible tools, TargetSolutions Check It™ allows departments to monitor inventory levels and track the status of essential vehicles or equipment with just a few clicks. Digital checklists and e-signature verifications improve accuracy in routine checks and ensure every item is up-to-date and functioning properly.

On March 26th, TargetSolutions hosted a live webinar to demonstrate the customizable features in the TargetSolutions Check It™ system and highlight use cases. During this interactive webinar, individuals were provided with a step-by-step overview of the powerful application and learned best practices.

TargetSolutions Check It™ is the most innovative solution ever created for checks of fleet, equipment, inventory and controlled substances.

  • Have confidence your gear is ready for action
  • Generate reports with a push of a button
  • Know where you stand with real-time analytics
  • Get notifications so nothing slips

To watch a recording of this live demo, please complete this form or call us at (800) 840-8046.


Enhanced NFPA 1001 Online Courses in TargetSolutions’ Firefighter Training Catalog

Enhanced NFPA 1001 Training Courses

TargetSolution’s online firefighter course catalog features more than 250 hours of comprehensive training for the fire service. Part of this training library is TargetSolutions’ NFPA 1001 series with courses highlighting crucial topics for Firefighter I & II awareness and refresher level courses according to NFPA codes and standards.

Two courses in this series, NFPA 1001 Rescue and Extrication and NFPA 1001 Loss Control, have been updated to include more engaging lessons and interactions. Each of these 1-hour courses are now video-based to immerse the learner in key points. These two courses also utilize an on-screen instructor and feature live demonstrations to further enhance learning.

More details about newly enhanced training courses in the NFPA 1001 series are outlined below:

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