Training Articles

October 23, 2019

SKIDTRUCK and SKIDCAR Driving Training Available Now

Member-discounted driver training simulates loss of control. Drivers of both large and small vehicles can get behind the wheel and train for inclement weather driving. Click here to find out how you can sign up today.

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July 25, 2019

Training and Turnover Remain Biggest Hurdles for Employers

In part two of our “Training the Trainer” series, we discuss how to create better trainers, supervisors, managers, and more through patience and engagement.

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April 16, 2019

Turning Good Managers into Great Managers

In the first in our series on creating better trainers, supervisors, and managers, we cover how improving feedback and communication can yield big benefits in the long run.

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October 19, 2018

Big Changes for the Training Credit

We are making the Training Credit easier by making a few tweaks to the program. Find out what effect it has on your district here!

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July 10, 2018

TargetSolutions’ New Course Focuses on Firefighter Cancer Prevention

TargetSolutions’ all-new course, NFPA 1851: Cancer-Related Risks of Firefighting, raises awareness of leading causes of cancer in the fire service and instructs personnel on firefighter cancer prevention measures.

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January 2, 2018

Got the Winter Blues?

This is the year you can make the commitment to training. One of the best features of your Pool membership is the access to free online training through TargetSolutions. This user-friendly platform allows your team to learn about hazards and even maintain some certifications.

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January 2, 2018

Fit Responder Injury Free

Injuries are hard to diagnose, difficult to treat, and can take a firefighter out of service early. To help respond to those hazards, we have partnered with Fit Responder, a targeted soft tissue injury prevention program administered by a team of former firefighters and public safety professionals.

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July 17, 2017

Ask the Experts: Waivers

An injury is not compensable if it occurs as a result of an employee’s participation in a voluntary recreational activity or program, regardless of whether the employer promoted, sponsored, or supported the recreational activity or program.

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July 17, 2017

Get in Gear

We have partnered with First Gear Skid School to help put safer drivers behind the wheel.

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July 17, 2017

Stay Cool by Avoiding Heat-Related Illness

We have compiled a list of guidelines for those who work outdoors on how to identify and respond to different heat-related illnesses. These guidelines are based on OSHA safety recommendations, and more detailed information can be found on their website.

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