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New Hydrant Inspections Solution in TargetSolutions Check It™

Ongoing enhancements are frequently made to TargetSolutions Check It™. With this inspection management system, departments can easily manage apparatus, equipment, controlled substances and all inventory. Now, inspections for fixed assets, such as hydrants, have been added to this list of functionalities.

Hydrants is a new equipment pool feature in the system that tracks routine hydrant checks. With this solution, fire departments can keep an accurate record of hydrants, their water flow capacity, location and more.

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Titusville Fire Department Tracks and Manages Resources with TargetSolutions Check It™

Titusville Fire Department When looking for a cloud-based solution for their department’s inspections, Chief Jeffery Harris and Chief Greg Sutton of Titusville Fire Department (FL) found their answer in TargetSolutions Check It™. Already a user of TargetSolutions for training management, it was an easy choice to add the inspection application to their site.

Since implementing TargetSolutions Check It™ in early 2020, Titusville FD can better track resources and keep things from falling through the cracks with detailed apparatus, equipment and inventory checks.

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Now Accepting Nominations for VCOS/TargetSolutions Training Officer Recognition Award

Chantilly, Virginia – TargetSolutions, the leading provider of computer-based training and operational management applications for public safety agencies, announced it would team up once again with the IAFC’s Volunteer and Combination Officers Section (VCOS) for the annual Training Officer Recognition Award.Training Officer Recognition Award

This is the seventh 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.

“It’s an honor to team up with the VCOS to recognize and celebrate a training officer who has gone above and beyond to prepare their crew for service,” said Alex Berry, an executive vice president with Vector Solutions. “We believe training is critical to every department. Training is what keeps firefighters safe and effective when called into action. This year’s award highlights the training officer who has exhibited the most creativity and innovation during this challenging pandemic. We are thrilled to support this initiative once again.”

“During this unprecedented time reacting to a global pandemic, the VCOS is honored to partner with TargetSolutions to recognize the dedication and accomplishments of emergency service organizations’ training officers again this year,” said VCOS board member Norvin Collins. “This award allows peers to select a training officer who truly exemplifies the spirit that all great trainers have. Thinking outside the preverbal box when the membership can’t come together physically adds a level of stress and complexity to members meeting the community’s expectations. TargetSolutions has been a great partner in this effort recognizing outstanding training officers.”

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Grants: How They Work for Fire Departments and How TargetSolutions Simplifies the Process

GRANTS: HOW THEY WORK FOR FIRE DEPARTMENTS AND HOW TARGETSOLUTIONS SIMPLIFIES THE PROCESS

Learn the Intricacies for Obtaining Grants and How the Ultimate Technology for Operational Readiness Streamlines Reimbursements

Numbers. Data. Statistics.

Many of us cringe at simply hearing those words. However, in the fire service these are important for us to do our job. It starts with a budget narrowed through line items saying where we are going to spend our money. From there it exponentially blows up. How many times did you check off that engine last year? How many calls did we run last year? How many hours of training do I have so far this year? You get the point.

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Vector Evaluations+: The Complete Solution for Recording and Assessing Live Skill Demonstrations

Live skill demonstrations are essential to any department’s training program. Vector Evaluations+ is an all-new mobile application that allows public safety agencies to record, assess, and track live skill demonstrations.

With an online library of pre-built skill sheets and customizable evaluation options, Vector Evaluations+ outperforms any paper or other offline evaluation. This powerful tool, which is scheduled for release and purchase in June, allows agencies to assess and track performance goals while also reducing liability with an accurate, easily accessible account of every member’s competencies.

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Fire Departments Oversee Member’s Health with TargetSolutions Check It™

When the COVID-19 pandemic began impacting communities across North America, TargetSolutions turned to its core offerings to create solutions that can further support first responders. To help ensure fire and EMS personnel are healthy to work, the Staff Precaution inspection was developed for TargetSolutions Check It™.

Using this custom checklist, fire and EMS departments, such as Amarillo Fire Department (TX) and Grants Pass Fire Rescue (OR), can track signs of infection in personnel, identify potentially exposed individuals and take necessary safety precautions. Learn more about how these agencies are utilizing this pre-built checklist.

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New Updates Coming for TargetSolutions Check It™: Hydrant Inspections, Enhanced Controlled Substances Tracking

 

The TargetSolutions Check It™ application modernizes how agencies inspect and track all apparatus, equipment, inventory and controlled substances. The system frequently undergoes improvements to guarantee a user-friendly and effective experience for departments.

New enhancements to TargetSolutions Check It™ focus on the Controlled Substances and Equipment modules. These updates offer departments more security when tracking the disposal of their narcotics inventory and enable inspections of fixed assets such as hydrants.  

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RT-130 Annual Wildland Fire Safety Training for 2020


The 2020 wildfire season is quickly approaching. To ensure your department is ready, it’s crucial to review annual RT-130 training with up-to-date data and findings from previous fires.

TargetSolutions updates its RT-130 training series every year. This four-course series uses videos, case studies and an onscreen instructor to prepare personnel for the annual wildfire period. In addition to these refreshed two-hour courses, new 2020 information is also available in short video segments.

By completing this RT-130 refresher training for 2020, fire service agencies can review life-saving strategies, learn from previous wildfires and ensure preparedness for the challenges to come.

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How New Asset Management Technology Simplifies Daily Checks and Other Mandatory Inspections

Fire, EMS and law enforcement agencies are built on a foundation of excellence, camaraderie and tradition. These are the types of organizations our society relies on to protect communities, ensure justice and uphold standards.

However, just as the nature of emergencies have changed over the years, public safety agencies have had to adapt in their emergency response – as have their technologies. What may have worked in the past, can now be inefficient or even ineffective in today’s fast-paced, more dangerous environments.

TargetSolutions Check It™ was designed for the unique inventory and asset tracking needs of the fire, EMS and law enforcement industries. This innovative application gives departments the flexibility and real-time accuracy needed to maintain essential resources.  

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Keep Your Employees Safe, and Working, with Vector EHS

The Alexandria (Va.) Fire Department was founded in 1774. One of its early members was the nation’s first president, George Washington. Today, the Alexandria Fire Department employs more than 250 firefighters, paramedics, fire prevention staff, and administrative support. A network of 10 stations protects 15-square miles and serves nearly 140,000 residents.

Using IndustrySafe, aka Vector EHS Management, Alexandria FD can turn safety management data into insightful information to reduce workplace industries, identify trends and reduce worker’s compensation issues. 

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