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Cinnaminson Fire Department Tracks All Daily Training with TargetSolutions

Cinnaminson Fire DepartmentSince implementing TargetSolutions in 2017, the Cinnaminson Fire Department (NJ) has utilized its flexible features to improve many aspects of their training management. From delivering refresher content to optimizing hands-on training to tracking all training hours, TargetSolutions has helped the Cinnaminson FD streamline it all.

Philip Drangula, Lieutenant in Training & Special Operations for the Cinnaminson Fire Department, described the impact TargetSolutions has had on his department and highlighted key aspects of the system.

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TargetSolutions Updates NFPA Courses in Firefighter Training Catalog

NFPA Course UpdatesTargetSolutions frequently updates key courses in its online course library to ensure course information is up-to-date, lessons are engaging and case studies are relevant. Popular NFPA courses in the fire course catalog have been updated with dynamic video-driven lessons and an onscreen instructor to instruct on the latest NFPA standards.

The updated courses provide 9 hours of topics ranging from bloodborne pathogens safety to confined space entry to compressed gas safety. These courses will enhance your knowledge on occupational safety and broaden your skills on preventing hazardous incidents.

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Top 5 Online Training Courses You Should Assign Today

Top 5 Online Training Courses You Should Assign in 2019

As 2019 gets off to a fast start, it’s time to start assigning training across your agency to ensure safety and optimize efficiency going into the new year. It’s important to deliver training courses through an online platform that makes learning accessible and interesting.

TargetSolutions’ online training platform has a course library that’s been developed with the needs of today’s fire, EMS, law enforcement and municipal employees in mind. Here are the top five online courses you should assign today.

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Vector Solutions Expands into Canadian Market Through Acquisition of Global Risk Innovations

Vector Solutions Acquires Global Risk InnovationsAcquisition Provides Greater Performance Resources and Support to First Responders in Canada

Tampa, FL – January 24, 2018 – Vector Solutions, the leader in industry-focused eLearning and performance support solutions, announced its acquisition of Global Risk Innovations (GRI), a fire department software provider specializing in innovative online training, professional development, and risk management solutions for first responders in Canada.

Vector’s acquisition of GRI makes TargetSolutions’ powerful learning management system and recordkeeping applications more readily available across Canada. With TargetSolutions’ comprehensive records management tools, agencies in Canada can track and report all types of licenses, certifications, policies, and job performance requirements (JPRs) or playbooks.  

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All New Firefighter Training Course: Rope, Rope Rescue, Knots

firefighter ropes and knotsKnowledge of important firefighter ropes and knots and effective use of them is an elemental skill for the fire service. From bailouts to hoisting operations, high and low angle rescues, to search and rescue operations, ropes and webbing are part of every firefighter’s toolkit.

To help individuals understand the proper execution and maintenance of firefighter ropes and knots, TargetSolutions released the all-new course: Rope, Rope Rescue, Knots. Applicable to firefighters of all training levels, this highly demanded course provides a comprehensive overview of ropes, how to use associated equipment and how to tie popular knots for the industry.

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Vector Solutions Expands Capabilities with Acquisition of Oregon-based CrewSense

Vector Solutions acquires CrewSenseTAMPA, FL and GRANTS PASS, OR – January 8, 2019 – Vector Solutions, the leader in industry-focused eLearning and performance support solutions, expands its capabilities with the acquisition of CrewSense, the leading employee resourcing and human capital management software for mission-critical sectors including public safety, utilities, and manufacturing.

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Grants Pass, Oregon, CrewSense is used by over 650 mission-critical organizations and 100,000+ users across North America. The platform provides modules for automating complex 24/7 shift scheduling, union-based overtime rules, time and attendance records and more. It provides a cloud-hosted intelligent, rules-based system that allows administrators to alert, match-qualify and fill openings quickly with zero human interaction required.

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New Enhanced Interface and Other Updates in TargetSolutions Check It™ System

New enhancements to the TargetSolutions Check It™ application focus on streamlining processes for departments with an improved interface, more comprehensive service tickets, added fields to reports and other updates for better usability.

Managing your department’s routine apparatus, equipment and inventory inspections has never been easier with the TargetSolutions Check It™ application. User-friendly features allow fire, EMS and law enforcement agencies to complete checks, track information about a truck or equipment’s status, open service tickets and run reports on all necessary details.

TargetSolutions also dedicates itself to ongoing efforts to improve the TargetSolutions Check It™ system. This round of enhancements focuses on streamlining processes for departments with an improved interface, more comprehensive work order tickets, added fields to reports and other updates for better usability.

For a step-by-step walkthrough of these enhancements, read this article in the TargetSolutions Help Center.

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Maximizing Your Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Efforts with an Effective Open House

TargetSolutions worked with the IAFC-VCOS to release a new course for fire departments: Maximizing Your Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Efforts with an Effective Open House. 

It’s no secret that recruitment is one of the largest issues for volunteer fire departments. As the rate of emergency calls skyrocket, recruitment numbers are on the decline and volunteer fire departments are increasingly overwhelmed.

Recruitment events such as open houses have been popular for community outreach efforts for volunteer and combination fire departments around the country…but are you getting the most out of open houses? Do you focus on public education, safety, and the recruitment of potential new volunteers? All three aspects are equally as important in gaining new members.

To help address some of these issues for volunteer fire department recruitment, TargetSolutions worked with the International Association of Fire Chiefs – Volunteer & Combination Officers Section (IAFC-VCOS). Through this partnership, TargetSolutions released the new course: Maximizing Your Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Efforts with an Effective Open House.

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Newly Revised Courses in NFPA 1001 Training Series

TargetSolutions revised 12 courses in the firefighter training catalog to satisfy NFPA 1001 standards for professional firefighters.

TargetSolutions’ online course catalog for firefighters includes a complete NFPA 1001 series for Firefighter I and II awareness and refresher training. To keep up with NFPA 1001 standards and provide an engaging learning experience, TargetSolutions updated 12 courses in the series with revamped content and restyled, video-driven lessons.

These updates further TargetSolutions’ initiative to continually modernize highly utilized courses to offer a dynamic, high-quality training experience.

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5 Reasons Your Fire Department Should Implement Online Learning


5 Reasons Your Fire Department Should Implement Online TrainingOnline learning
is now a more widely adopted training method that has become instrumental for a variety of industries. Fire departments around the world have been discovering how valuable it can be for training management and helping firefighters stay current with the latest issues, compliance requirements and safety measures.

Here are five of the best reasons to incorporate online learning in your fire department training.

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