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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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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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Become a Subject Matter Expert and Help Create Training Content


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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