TargetSolutions, a leading provider of online training for public safety agencies, has secured accreditation for firefighter training in three new states. Firefighters in Minnesota, Kentucky and Missouri can now complete various portions of their state-mandated training using the industry’s leading online training management system.
These approvals give TargetSolutions 11 states that accept its online firefighter courses for recertification, with others in the approval process, as well as 50 states that permit utilization for EMS continuing education. The 11 states that currently accept TargetSolutions for online fire training are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas.
“Throughout 2015, we have been working with various governing bodies to ensure TargetSolutions’ online training courses for firefighters are approved for continuing education,” said TargetSolutions’ Content and Compliance Manager Lauren Crosby.
“We are excited each agency in these states has reviewed our content and determined we are delivering the type of quality training material firefighters need to stay safe and effective. We look forward to securing even more approvals in other states in the various industries we serve.”
TargetSolutions offers more than 1,000 online training courses, with more than 250 hours of accredited continuing education for Fire and EMS. The catalog features more than 60 hours of courses written to the NFPA’s codes and standards, including titles for NFPA 1001, NFPA 1021, NFPA 1403, NFPA 1584, and NFPA 1500 Series.
“TargetSolutions has been providing emergency responders with online training since 1999,” said TargetSolutions’ Director of Content Jeremy Lynch. “Over the years we have worked hard to create a comprehensive catalog that is regularly updated and features engaging, dynamic content.”
Here is a breakdown of what each state has decided in regards to TargetSolutions’ online training catalog:
Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education: Approved 70 hours of training. Career firefighters in Minnesota, who need 72 hours of continuing education every three years, can now meet 100 percent of their recertification requirements with TargetSolutions.
Kentucky Fire Commission: Approved 81.5 hours of training. Firefighters in Kentucky can now choose from TargetSolutions’ library of training to meet 25 percent of their recertification requirements. Career firefighters in Kentucky need 100 hours annually to meet Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Fire Inspector and Fire Instructor certification levels.
Missouri Division of Fire Safety: Approved 26 hours of training. Fire Inspectors and Fire Investigators, who need 30 hours of training every three years, are able to meet 86 percent of this requirement using TargetSolutions; while Fire Service Instructors, who need 24 hours of training, can complete half with TargetSolutions.
If you have any questions about TargetSolutions’ accreditation status in your state, please contact us today at (800) 840-8048.
TargetSolutions delivers cutting-edge software applications, engaging online training courses, and world-class customer service. The company was founded in 1999 and today there are more than 2,000 organizations across the country using TargetSolutions’ technology to solve their training challenges. TargetSolutions is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. For more information, find us online at http://www.targetsolutions.com or call us at 1 (800) 840-8048.