This is the sixth consecutive year the VCOS and TargetSolutions have joined forces to acknowledge an exceptional training officer with this prestigious award.
SAN DIEGO – 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 for the annual VCOS Training Officer Recognition Award.
This is the sixth 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 when called into action.
“It is an honor for the VCOS and TargetSolutions to recognize the dedication and accomplishments of Emergency Services Organization Training Officers again this year by awarding the Training Officer Award,” said VCOS Board Member Norvin Collins. “This award allows peers to select a Training Officer that embodies the spirit of all great trainers through their work locally, regionally, and/or nationally.
“The work trainers do, ensures each of our members returns home safe after an incident and are able to perform to the best of their abilities. TargetSolutions has been a great partner in this effort to both train our members as well as recognize the work of the Training Officer these past years.”
Nominees should be chiefs, training officers, or others well-acquainted with training and they must be an IAFC member or come from a department where the department or the chief is an active IAFC member.
Applications for the award are being accepted now through June 30. To make a nomination, please check online
About the Award
The award, which is now open for nominations
, is designed to acknowledge exemplary conduct by a training officer for their creativity and effectiveness when delivering training. Nominees should be chiefs, training officers, or others well-acquainted with training. Additionally, they must be an IAFC member or come from a department where the department or the chief is an active IAFC member.
The winner will receive a trip to the upcoming Fire-Rescue International, scheduled Aug. 7-10 in Atlanta. Complimentary round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations will be provided to the winner.
Previously Recognized Training Officers
Since TargetSolutions began sponsoring the award in 2014, the following training officers have been recognized for their dedication to training and excellence:
Chip Everett of Oshtemo Township Fire Department (MI), 2014
Chief Brad Pinsky of Manlius Fire Department (NY), 2015
Deputy Chief Steve Malone of the Manhattan Fire Protection District (IL), 2016
Chief of Training Michael Accardo III of the St. Tammany Fire District 9 (LA), 2017
Chief Josh Blum of Loveland-Symmes Fire Department (OH), 2018
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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 fields. Its brands, RedVector-Convergence Training, TargetSolutions and Scenario Learning, deliver continuing education (CE), training, technology and performance-management solutions using the latest innovations in learning 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 VectorSolutions.com
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About IAFC’s VCOS
VCOS provides chiefs and chief officers who manage volunteers within a volunteer or combination fire, rescue or EMS delivery system with information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism. The VCOS mission is to provide chiefs and chief officers who manage volunteers within a volunteer or combination fire, rescue or EMS delivery system with information, education, services and representation to enhance their professionalism. The VCOS vision is to represent the interests of all volunteer and combination fire/rescue/EMS agencies. We will be a dynamic organization, characterized by our integrity, customer focus and membership development, with value placed on people and the superior utilization of technology. We will excel by creating educational programs through unrivaled networking and by helping VCOS members further their success and reach their potential. For more information, check online at VCOS.org.
About the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
The IAFC represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide. IAFC members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation. Since 1873, the IAFC has provided a forum for its members to exchange ideas, develop professionally and uncover the latest products and services available to first responders. Learn more