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Vector Solutions’ Online EMS Training Approved by Alberta College of Paramedics for Continuing Education Units

Vector Solutions EMS Training Approved by Alberta College of Paramedics

SAN DIEGO – Vector Solutions, a leader in training and performance solutions for the public safety industry, was approved for new EMS continuing education credits for Alberta, Canada by the Alberta College of Paramedics for a total of 227 online courses and more than 780 units of credit.

This approval means all permissible self-directed EMS continuing education (CE) credits can be fulfilled from a single platform. Available through the TargetSolutions learning management system (LMS), these online, video-based courses are written by subject matter experts and feature a variety of critical refresher training for BLS and ALS agencies. Topics include patient assessment, airway management, cardiac emergencies, emergency response to terrorism and more.

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Vector Solutions Offers Complimentary Training to Benefit American Cancer Society and the First Responder Center for Excellence

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SAN DIEGO – Vector Solutions, a leader in training and operations management solutions for the fire service through its TargetSolutions brand, is offering complimentary access to two of its most important online training courses, NFPA 1851 – Cancer-Related Risks of Firefighting and Mental Health Awareness for Emergency Responders. Vector Solutions will donate $1 to the American Cancer Society and the First Responder Center for Excellence for completions of the respective courses for the rest of 2020.

NFPA 1851 – Cancer-Related Risks of Firefighting was written according to the NFPA standard on the Selection, Care and Maintenance of Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting. Cancer remains one of the leading causes of line-of-duty deaths and this two-hour course aims to provide a thorough understanding of fire service-related cancer risks for today’s firefighters. With every course completion of this online course, Vector Solutions will donate $1 to the American Cancer Society.

Mental Health Awareness for Emergency Responders utilizes national data, as well as testimonials from veteran first responders, to assess the most common mental health disorders affecting emergency responders and healthy coping strategies. For each completion of the complimentary course, which is made available without continuing education credit, Vector Solutions will donate $1 to the First Responder Center for Excellence.

“Emergency responders risk their wellbeing for others every day they come into work,” said Alex Berry, who serves as Executive Vice President for Vector Solutions and is a member of the American Cancer Society’s Greater DC/Baltimore Area Advisory Board.

“We’ve learned over the last few years the extent of the physical, mental and emotional toll of this job. Vector Solutions feels a responsibility to help educate emergency responders about these risks and how they can be mitigated. We’re honored to work with the American Cancer Society and First Responder Center of Excellence on these special programs.”

In 2019, Vector Solutions launched its Vector Cares Program. As part of its commitment to serve everyday heroes and communities across the country, this program combines business and philanthropic efforts to provide education resources and help improve outcomes.

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“We are very grateful to Vector Solutions for creating this generous campaign to support the American Cancer Society for the second year in a row and, especially, during the pandemic, which has put our mission to fight cancer at risk for the first time in the Society’s history,” said Tswana Sewell, who is executive director for the American Cancer Society. “We appreciate the firefighters and first responders who put their lives on the line daily for the sake of the community and are out there serving with the additional risks posed by COVID-19. We are honored to be the recipient of funds raised through these important, free courses that Vector Solutions is offering to enhance the safety and wellness of emergency first responders and lower their cancer risk.”

In addition to the free training courses, Vector Solutions is working with Life Scan Wellness Centers, one of the nation’s largest providers of NFPA 1582 physicals for early cancer detection, to deliver valuable webinars. Earlier this year, Chief Todd LeDuc (Ret.), who serves as the Centers’ chief strategy officer, delivered a webinar presentation through TargetSolutions on the role of early detection for firefighters.

He followed that presentation up on Oct. 14 with another webinar titled “The Importance of Mental Health for Emergency Responders.

“Public safety professionals are exposed to high-stress situations that can lead to serious stress-related disorders and diseases,” said LeDuc, who is a board member for the IAFC Safety, Health & Survival Section. “I’m happy to be working with Vector Solutions to help educate first responders on these health risks. We need to continue to recognize and teach our community on what comes with exposure to these high-stress situations. All too often mental and physical health is overlooked.”

For more on information on these free courses, offered through the Vector Cares Program, please check online at
https://wwwsandbox.targetsolutions.com/emergency-responder-health-2020. For more information about Vector Solutions, please contact us today at (800) 840-8046.

About Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support, provides award-winning SaaS solutions for the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), industrial, facilities management, public safety, IT and education industries. Its brands, RedVector-Convergence Training, TargetSolutions, and SafeSchools, deliver continuing education (CE), training, technology and performance management solutions using the latest innovations in learning and technology to create safer, more capable, more compliant organizations. Its extensive online and mobile learning library offers approximately 8,000 courses written by over 250 subject matter experts and reaches over 7 million professionals worldwide. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. For more information, visit www.vectorsolutions.com. Follow us on Twitter @VectorPerform and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VectorPerformance.

About TargetSolutions
TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand, delivers award-winning, real-time training and record-keeping solutions to the fire services emergency medical services, risk pools, cities and municipalities, law enforcement and public works industries. The company provides engaging, accredited online training courses, cutting-edge software applications, and dynamic performance management solutions to help make organizations safer, more capable, and more compliant. For more information, visit wwwsandbox.targetsolutions.com. Follow us on Twitter @TargetSolutions and on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/TargetSolutions.

About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of nearly 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to http://www.cancer.org. If you would like to make a donation to the American Cancer Society to support this cause, please click here.

About the First Responder Center for Excellence
The First Responder Center for Excellence for Reducing Occupational Illness, Injuries and Deaths, Inc., a National Fallen Firefighters Foundation affiliate organization, was created in 2016. Its mission is to promote quality educational awareness and research to reduce physical and psychological health and wellness issues for first responders. For more information, visit http://firstrespondercenter.org.

About Life Scan Wellness Centers
Life Scan Wellness Centers’ comprehensive NFPA 1582 integrated physicals, with enhanced screening assessment for Cancer and Heart Diseases, has a proven record with more than 22 years of experience caring for more than 40,000 first responders annually in 370 departments and 17 states. Life Scan Wellness Centers’ firefighter and police physical exams can be tailored to fit the specific needs of municipalities, counties, and state organizations. For more information, visit http://lifescanwellness.com.

TargetSolutions Unveils New Application for Managing Law Enforcement FTO Program

SAN DIEGO, CA – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions’ brand focused on eLearning and operations management innovations for public safety agencies, is releasing a comprehensive solution for law enforcement departments to manage and monitor their FTO programs.

Vector Solutions TargetSolutions offers a centralized training package built specifically for overseeing the Field Training Officer (FTO) program for law enforcement professionals. With this bundled solution, agencies have one location to assign essential training, deliver policies, verify acknowledgement, and manage daily observation reports.

This three-part system not only makes it easier to provide training, but it also ensures accurate documentation and accountability for every single officer.

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Karl Neubecker of Ellington Fire Department Selected as 2020 Training Officer Recognition Award Winner

Deputy Chief of Training Made Mark with Innovation During COVID Pandemic and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Training Program

2020 VCOS Training Officer Recognition Award

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand offering the leading training and operations management software for the fire service, and the International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC) Volunteer & Combination Officers Section (VCOS) are proud to announce Karl Neubecker of the Ellington Fire Department (CT) as the recipient of the 2020 VCOS Training Officer Recognition Award.

The award honors training officers for exemplary conduct and dedication to their fire department’s training program. Neubecker, the deputy chief of training, earned this recognition after working tirelessly to coordinate training for local fire agencies on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC), as well as his innovative training solutions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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TargetSolutions Partners with NVFC to Provide Members Access to Online Training

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand providing public safety’s leading online training and operations management system, partnered with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to offer new learning opportunities to volunteer fire, EMS and rescuers at no cost.

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Ten of TargetSolutions’ courses were selected from the online course library to give all members of the NVFC access to essential firefighter continuing education training. These courses use videos, case studies and the most up-to-date procedures to allow personnel to review awareness and refresher level topics.

“Helping first responders improve performance with training and operations management solutions is at the core of what we do,” said Alex Berry, who is an executive vice president with Vector Solutions. “Our online firefighter training course library is designed to help fire departments supplement their in-person training programs and give volunteers more flexibility to complete refresher training.”

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Evaluate Live Skill Demonstrations and Oversee Competencies with All-New Vector Evaluations+

Vector Evaluations+

SAN DIEGO – Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support solutions for public safety agencies and other crucial industries, is releasing an all-new application for assessing live skill demonstrations.

Vector Evaluations+ allows agencies to document an individual’s skill assessment and take in-app videos to accurately record proficiencies and review them as learning aids. In addition to video evidence of personnel’s competencies, evaluators can custom-build skill sheets with a variety of answer field options and verify the evaluation via eSignatures.

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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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Vector Solutions Offers Complimentary EMS Safety Training for Professional Security

Vector Solutions Donates to ACS

SAN DIEGO – Vector Solutions, a leading provider of eLearning and operations management solutions for public safety agencies and other essential industries, is offering professional security personnel 10 complimentary EMS training courses for the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the COVID-19 health crisis continues to affect communities, employees are faced with new risks and considerations as they continue the crucial work they do every day. To support private security professionals, and help them protect themselves and others amid the coronavirus pandemic, Vector Solutions is releasing relevant EMS training content, at no cost, through TargetSolutions’ online learning management system (LMS).

Available online, security professionals can access these EMS courses to reinforce safety procedures and learn best practices to help stay safe from infection from COVID-19. This training package is highlighted by the new course, COVID-19 (PPE, Decon and Transport), which includes lessons to help keep personnel safe, flatten the curve and break the chain of infection.

This series of EMS training can be accessed, at no cost to you, by registering here.

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Vector Solutions Offers Complimentary EMS Refresher Training for First Responders in Fight Against COVID-19

SAN DIEGO – Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support solutions for public safety agencies and other crucial industries, is releasing more than 20 hours of complimentary EMS refresher training for first responders.

In the fight against COVID-19, EMS agencies across the country are calling for all possible support to help personnel serve communities, save lives and protect themselves. Many states are asking for retired medical professionals and first responders to return to work to assist with response to this unprecedented health crisis.

Vector Solutions Free EMS Refresher Training

To support retired EMTs and paramedics returning to their service, Vector Solutions selected 20 of its most crucial EMS training courses and is releasing them through TargetSolutions’ online training management platform at no cost. The complimentary course lineup features dynamic content designed to help personnel prepare for the daily challenges of emergency response, stay safe from infection, and effectively treat sick patients.

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Vector Solutions Releases Complimentary EMS Training for Law Enforcement Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

SAN DIEGO – Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support solutions for the world’s most critical industries, is offering law enforcement personnel complimentary access to three of its online EMS training courses as free educational resources.

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact the United States, law enforcement personnel are tasked with new challenges when enforcing quarantine mandates and protecting communities. The three hours of training, provided through Vector’s award-winning TargetSolutions brand, offer law enforcement personnel with valuable safety best practices and critical information to help prevent infection.

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