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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 service 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-VOC to release an all 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 resolve some of these issues for volunteer fire department recruitment, TargetSolutions worked with the International Associate of Fire Chiefs – Volunteer & Combination Officers Section (IAFC-VCOS). Through this partnership. TargetSolutions is releasing the all-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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Manage Job Performance Requirements for Canada with TargetSolutions

Streamline Job Performance Requirements for CanadaComplete and track fire department training online and satisfy job performance requirements for Canada with TargetSolutions’ custom-built solutions.

Ensuring every member in your fire department is fulfilling all necessary training for job performance requirements (JPRs) can be grueling. To help fire departments in Canada achieve compliance, TargetSolutions developed all-new JPR tracking credentials available in its dynamic, online training management system.

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TargetSolutions’ All-New Course: Electric and Alternative Fuel Vehicles for First Responders


TargetSolutions’ all-new course, Electric and Alternative Fuel Vehicles for First Responders, highlights the different types of alternative fuel vehicles and how their differing features affect emergency response.

Over the course of a few short years, alternative fuel vehicles have exponentially grown in popularity and range in a variety of sizes. For the fire and emergency rescue services, these vehicles’ unique traits pose risks, from electric shock to gaseous explosions, which must be considered when responding to emergencies.

To help you better protect yourself and your colleagues, TargetSolutions developed the all-new course: Electric and Alternative Fuel Vehicles for First Responders. This online training explores the features of different alternative fuel vehicles, methods for fire suppression, extrication and emergency medical services and environmental considerations.

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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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Contribute to Organizations’ Training and Development as a TargetSolutions Subject Matter Expert


Become a TargetSolutions Subject Matter Expert to contribute to TargetSolutions’ comprehensive online training course library with your knowledge and real-world experience.

Are you passionate about training? Share your professional knowledge and experience as a TargetSolutions Subject Matter Expert (SME) to help agencies across the country improve their training. As an SME, your expertise is crucial in developing practical training courses with real-world applications of hot-topic lessons.

Contribute to essential course topics that impact hundreds of thousands of agencies and help make sure individuals can successfully uphold standards, follow procedures and prioritize safety. Some of the previous courses written by subject matter experts include:

Learn more about TargetSolutions’ comprehensive online training catalog, how to become an SME, and the contributions you can make to the world of training and development:

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The Ultimate Tool for Fire Department Training in Canada

Fire Department Training in Canada
With over 250 hours of fire and EMS continuing education training and dynamic applications for tracking and recording all training types, TargetSolutions is the all-in-one system for fire department training in Canada.

TargetSolutions is the No. 1 choice for online fire department training and records management. With more than 160 hours of EMS continuing education training, over 60 hours of NFPA firefighter training and dynamic applications to track and report all forms of training activities, TargetSolutions is the all-in-one system for fire training in Canada.

With this easy-to-use training and operations management software, you can streamline all aspects of training management and deliver, track and report training activities, policies and more from one, centralized platform.

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Pasco County Fire Rescue Streamlines Training Management, Drives Innovation with TargetSolutions

Pasco County Fire RescuePasco County Fire Rescue (Fla.) is at the forefront of cutting-edge solutions for managing training and compliance. With the help of TargetSolutions, Fire Chief Scott Cassin is able to ensure all of the county’s stations are providing the training tools needed to ensure personnel have the knowledge and resources to serve the densely populated regions and challenging geography.

Since implementing TargetSolutions in 2016, Pasco County has not only been able to streamline training management, but also facilitate better communication of company policies and contribute to innovations in the fire industry.

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