“An unthinkable amount of damage has been done across the state this year, and as we look toward 2018, we’re focused on helping increase awareness and prepare firefighters for the challenges they face when called into action.” – EVP, TargetSolutions, Marc Scheipe
SAN DIEGO, CA December 21, 2017
TargetSolutions, the leading provider of e-Learning applications for the fire service, is offering fire department training officers, as well as firefighter personnel, free access to its RT-130: Annual Wildland Fire Safety Refresher training series.
This year, wildfires have ravaged the state of California. In October, Northern California's Napa, Lake, Sonoma, Mendocino and Butte counties faced extreme damage from wildfires that forced more than 20,000 people to evacuate and burned more than 245,000 acres, according to a CAL FIRE summary report.
Then, two months later in December in Southern California, strong Santa Ana winds caused devastating blazes from Ventura County, north of Los Angeles, to San Diego. Crews are still battling these fires, including the Thomas Fire, which is on pace to become the largest wildland fire in California history, according to CNN.
A recent projection by AccuWeather stated that damage from California’s 2017 wildfire season could reach more than $180 billion. In addition, there have been 45 fatalities reported and more than 200 non-fatal injuries due to these incidents.
Considering recent events, TargetSolutions is offering http://info.targetso lutions.com/acton/media/29198/wildland-fire-training-2018 [complimentary access __title__ TS course access] to its special eight-hour online wildland fire training series. This engaging coursework, built for pre-training prior to hands-on training, is written to meet 2017’s annual updates. Recharged and retooled with the latest statistics and data, the RT-130: Annual Wildland Fire Safety Refresher is loaded with dynamic training content, including a large selection of video presentations.
“These fires in California have been devastating,” said TargetSolutions’ Executive Vice President Marc Scheipe. “An unthinkable amount of damage has been done across the state this year, and as we look toward 2018, we’re focused on helping increase awareness and prepare firefighters for the challenges they face when called into action. TargetSolutions’ RT-130: Annual Wildland Fire Safety Refresher training provides a tremendous overview of the fundamentals for wildland firefighting as well as critical hazards and safety strategies in wildland operations.”
TargetSolutions' online course catalog for fire departments features more than 450 hours of training, including the RT-130: Annual Wildland Fire Safety Refresher. Here is a breakdown of each module in the four-part series:
Module No. 1: An overview of recent issues and incidents in wildland firefighting as well as a review of the fundamentals of safety in wildland firefighting operations.
Module No. 2: An analysis of wildland fire behavior and strategies for predicting changes in behavior that could lead to hazardous conditions.
Module No. 3: Explores situational awareness and injury prevention in wildland fire operations.
Module No. 4: Discusses safety strategies to wildland fire operations.
If you would like more information about TargetSolutions' complimentary wildland fire training course, please check online at http://info.targetsolutions.com/acton/media/29198/wildland-fire-training-2018 or call (800) 840-8046.
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 http://www.targetsolutions.com. Follow us on Twitter @TargetSolutions and on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/TargetSolutions.
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, 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 exceeds more than 5,000 courses written by 200 subject matter experts and reaches over 5 million professionals worldwide. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.vector-solutions.com. Follow us on twitter @VectorPerform and on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/VectorPerformance.
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