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Recorded Webinar: Best Practices for Managing Controlled Substances

Best Practices for Managing Controlled Substances

TargetSolutions Check It™ is the only asset and operations management solution for mission-critical industries that is integrated with TargetSolutions’ online training management system. Accessible via the mobile application or from any web-enabled device, this system allows agencies to streamline maintenance and inspections for apparatus, equipment, medical supplies, and now, controlled substances.

This recorded webinar, Best Practices for Managing Controlled Substances, highlights new functionalities for cradle-to-grave tracking of controlled substances. Discover how your ALS department can securely track and manage everything related to controlled substances. Watch a recording of this webinar to learn more.

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Vector Solutions and San Diego Fire-Rescue Department to Host Annual Fire Truck Pull Benefiting the Burn Institute

Vector Solutions Fire Truck Pull 2019SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions’ parent company, Vector Solutions, is collaborating with San Diego Fire-Rescue Department to host the Annual Fire Truck Pull, which will benefit the Burn Institute, an agency dedicated to reducing the number of burn injuries and deaths in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

Vector Solutions organized the inaugural Fire Truck Pull in Tampa last year and led 14 initiatives to raise more than $10,000 for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation; in honor of fallen firefighters such as Draper Battalion Chief Matt Burchett, who passed in 2018 while fighting a wildfire Utah.

This year, the Fire Truck Pull will take place in San Diego on Sept. 27. Donations from participating teams, and other fundraising efforts by Vector Solutions, will go to the Burn Institute.

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Lee Whitner of South Adams County Fire Department Selected as 2019 Training Officer Recognition Award Winner

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand offering the leading operations and training management software for the fire service, and the International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC) Volunteer & Combination Officers Section (VCOS) are proud to announce Lee Whitner of South Adams County (Colo.) Fire Department, as the recipient of the 2019 VCOS Training Officer Recognition Award.

2017 VCOS Training Officer Recognition Award

As the award winner, Whitner will be recognized during the annual VCOS meeting Aug. 8 during the 2019 Fire-Rescue International (FRI) in Atlanta.

“I’m very excited to receive this award,” Chief Whitner said. “It really highlights the organization’s commitment to training. This wouldn’t happen without the Chief (Bob Monzinga) and line personnel bringing their A-game. This training award really highlights the whole team.”

The award honors exemplary conduct and dedication by a training officer. Chief Whitner displayed those qualities at her combination department by developing and implementing several innovative processes and programs, including the “Volunteer Extreme” training curriculum. 

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New Controlled Substances Tracking Solution to Be Launched During Fire-Rescue International

TargetSolutions to Unveil Its Latest Innovation for Agencies Looking to Comply with Schedule II Controlled Substances Guidelines

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand offering the leading EMS and Fire Department training, asset management, and workforce scheduling software, is excited to present its latest innovation for tracking controlled substances during Fire-Rescue International (FRI) in Atlanta.

In compliance with DEA guidelines, TargetSolutions is releasing an all-new upgrade inside the TargetSolutions Check It™ application for managing Schedule II Controlled Substances. The mobile-friendly feature allows agencies to document all movements of controlled substances securely. From the moment a controlled substance is acquired, to when it is administered or wasted, it can now be tracked.

“With the current climate in the United States surrounding opioids, EMS and Fire Service organizations must ensure the controlled substances we are entrusted with are managed with the utmost care and accuracy,” said Joseph Santiago, who holds credentials ranging from an MBA in Healthcare to Ambulance and Healthcare Compliance and serves as a subject matter expert for TargetSolutions. 

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Streamline Your Agency’s Management of Controlled Substances

Since the passing of the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act (PPAEMA) in 2017, the DEA has outlined specific regulations for EMS agencies possessing substances with potential for abuse. Under DEA guidelines, EMS agencies require a reliable, secure method for tracking schedule II controlled substances.

Using the Controlled Substances module, an all-new add-on feature in the TargetSolutions Check It™ application, your agency can simplify the oversight of all schedule II controlled substances and ensure compliance to mandates by the DEA. Only accessible through TargetSolutions’ leading asset management system for apparatus, inventory and equipment inspections, Controlled Substances eliminates the need for paper documentation and offers powerful security tools.

Discover how your agency can utilize this new feature in TargetSolutions Check It™ for cradle-to-grave management of schedule II controlled substances.

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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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