6/17/14

Announcement: Medrills™ 3D Training Courses Now Available on the CentreLearn Training System



CentreLearn Solutions, LLC, the leading provider of online continuing education for EMS and Fire-Rescue personnel through its online training system and LearnEMS and LearnFIRE course catalogs, announces the immediate availability of Medrills. “We are excited to welcome ArchieMD as a content partner. Twenty-nine ArchieMD Medrills courses for EMTs and paramedics deliver high-quality and interactive training,” said Greg Friese, Director of Education and Communication, CentreLearn.

Robert Levine, M.D., President and Chief Medical Officer, ArchieMD said, "Our courses represent the future of online training by combining 3D interactive animations, skills practice, and competency testing. Partnering with CentreLearn makes it easy for departments of all sizes to assign our award winning courses to their EMTs and paramedics." Available as an add-on to the CentreLearn Training System, the Medrills courses feature high-quality graphics and gaming technology to provide an inquiry-based, immersive learning environment.

The goal of Medrills is to increase the knowledge of medical personnel, enable effective distribution of training materials, reduce training costs, and to improve recertification rates. Medrills, partnered with CentreLearn’s online training, tracking, and reporting technology, are effective and affordable. “Medrills represents an incredible value for our customers. They are able to receive unlimited access to all of the Medrills courses for a low fee versus purchasing them separately from an app store,” said Jason Paluck, CentreLearn, CEO.


Medrills are CECBEMS accredited and a certificate is issued after completion of the instruction mode, training mode, and testing mode. The applications are easy to use and engaging, making them much more comprehensive, interactive, and efficient than traditional classroom or web/video-based instruction. For more details about adding Medrills courses to the CentreLearn Training System, or how CentreLearn can help your organization deliver, track, and report training, contact CentreLearn.

About ArchieMD and Medrills™
ArchieMD is a physician-led company that creates innovative health and science education products for a broad spectrum of students, consumers, and professionals. By integrating state-of-the-art computer graphics within interactive learning platforms, they simplify concepts with visual explanations and utilize unique tools to engage learners. Their content includes an expansive body of work consisting of life sciences, human anatomy, physiology and the onset, diagnosis, and treatment of most major medical conditions.

Medrills™, presented by ArchieMD, is a series of mobile-based applications and online courses that utilize 3D visualizations and interactives to teach emergency medical concepts and skills. Their apps focus on Paramedic and EMT tasks and skills, and have been created and revised to follow NREMT guidelines in order to be accredited by CECBEMS. For more information about ArchieMD and Medrills, visit ArchieMD.com.

About CentreLearn Solutions
The CentreLearn Training System is the fastest and easiest way to start your online training program. As pioneers in online education, CentreLearn has changed the way more than 250,000 emergency service personnel learn over the Internet and maintain their professional training and certification. The team of in-house instructional designers, educators, and technical experts has partnered with EMS, fire service, public health organizations, and more to make online education, course building, tracking, and reporting easier than ever. CentreLearn provides high-quality, accredited multimedia training programs that save money and time for fire departments, emergency services organizations, state health departments, and their personnel. CentreLearn’s Customer Support Team works closely with clients every step of the way to ensure they succeed with online training. For more information about CentreLearn Solutions, or to schedule a demo, visit CentreLearn.com.

CentreLearn: How-To Instruction for Admins and Training Officers



Train Better. Spend Less. Learn how at these upcoming webinars for CentreLearn Training System Admins and training officers.  Two sessions are available - "Best Practices for CentreLearn Training System Administrators" and "How-To Create Custom Online Training with the Course Builder."  There will be plenty of time for questions. Register for these free how-to sessions by clicking on the links below.


Best Practices for CentreLearn Training System Administrators*
In these interactive and engaging sessions, members of the CentreLearn customer support team will describe and demonstrate the best practices for:
    • Managing user accounts
    • Enabling email notifications
    • Utilizing and adjusting organization settings
    • Creating assignments and activities
    • Using a Training Plan
    • Running and scheduling 1-Click Reports
    • Automating account inactivation
How-To Create Custom Online Training with the Course Builder*
The CentreLearn Training System Course Builder is easy-to-use and intuitive for fire departments and EMS organizations of any size to build online courses. Learn how training officers are quickly creating their own online training courses that are specific to their personnel, protocols, and geography using:
    • MP4 videos
    • Web forms and videos
    • E-learning packages
    • PDF documents
    • Quizzes
In these sessions, we will start with building a course on a hot fire or EMS topic and add various course components. The CentreLearn team will answer questions about the Course Builder and best practices for constructing online, self-paced courses.
There will be plenty of time for questions about administrator features and functions.
*Please note, In order to attend training, you must have an active CentreLearn account with the appropriate roles.
As always, our Customer Support is unlimited and included with CentreLearn, so please contact us any time with any questions you may have.

Connect with CentreLearn
View past editions of the Train Better Memo by visiting our SlideShare site.

6/10/14

Link Collection: How-To Instructions and Videos for CentreLearn Training System



We regularly write how-to posts, as well as record video tutorials, for administrators and training officers utilizing the CentreLearn Training System. Below is a collection of links for those how-to posts and video tutorials.

We also welcome you to subscribe to the CentreLearn YouTube channel and like the CentreLearn Facebook page, as we regularly add how-to videos of new features and provide answers or instructions to address frequently asked questions. Use both resources to quickly search for and find information on common tasks.


Link Collection for CentreLearn Training System How-To Posts:

6/6/14

Train Better Memo: June 2014





Links in this issue of the Train Better Memo

6/5/14

CentreLearn Courses Prepare MT EMTs for Transition to AEMT



EMTs in Flathead County, Montana are transitioning to AEMT with a combination of EMT-B experience,
CentreLearn online courses, and a day of hands-on skill practice, competency checks, and patient assessment simulations. Rocco Altobelli, flight paramedic and educator, writes, "The four online courses - pain assessment, pain management, pharmacology and drug administration, and pharmacology special considerations - ensure participants have the essential foundation knowledge before the hands-on training and skill practice."

A hybrid course, also known as a blended learning experience, combines online and classroom training. Lecture presentations are well suited for busy EMS personnel to complete at a time and place that is convenient for them. Personnel can pause an online course while responding to an emergency call and resume the course where they left off when they return.

Since face-to-face time is difficult to schedule and can be expensive to deliver, classroom or laboratory time is best suited for patient assessment simulations, skill training, and competency checks. Rocco Altobelli stated, "Pharmacology and medication administration is one of the most important aspects of the AEMT transition course. As an instructor I would rather use face-to-face time for personnel to practice skills and receive feedback from instructors rather than have them listening to me lecture about the 'rights' of medication administration."

Contact us to learn more about using the CentreLearn Training System for a hybrid transition course or refresher training.

Descriptions of Courses Used in the AEMT Transition
These courses from the LearnEMS course catalog were used to prepare personnel for the hands-on portion of the course.

Pain Transmission, Perception, and Assessment 
Pain is the leading emergency medicine complaint. Patients expect EMS to acknowledge their pain, assess it, and treat it. EMS, like all areas of healthcare, is not meeting this basic patient expectation. The first step in improving assessment and treatment of pain is to understand pain transmission, perception, and assessment.

Pain Management
Despite the ability to treat the majority of patients with pain, pain is significantly undertreated in all healthcare settings, including prehospital. In this course, explore barriers to undertreatment of pain, pain assessment techniques, and affirm the power of prehospital personnel to diminish patient pain. Learn pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain treatment principles.

Pharmacology and Drug Administration
Why are some drugs administered through an IV, while other drugs the patient chews and swallows, and yet some are injected and even inhaled? This course discusses how medications enter and act on our bodies. The course specifically reviews medications for the treatment of chest pain, hypoglycemia, anaphylaxis, asthma, and toxin ingestion.

Pharmacology Special Considerations: Pediatrics, Geriatrics, and Obstetrics
Why do children need special medication doses? How is their body different from an adult's? Are there other types of patients that should also be given special consideration? This course discusses special medication considerations for pediatric, geriatric, and obstetrical patients.


6/3/14

New Course Announcement: Pediatric Resuscitation - a paradigm shift



CECBEMS Accredited Online CE courses for EMTs and Paramedics

In this course, created from a live web presentation, Dr. Peter Antevy, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician, presents background and statistics about pediatric resuscitation, reviews the concepts and evidence for age and length-based resuscitation, explores pediatric resuscitation using a hybrid technique, and introduces a vision for the future of pediatrics and EMS. The course includes an interactive question and answer period between Dr. Antevy and the live audience.

Course Objectives
  • Discuss the background of pediatric resuscitation 
  • Describe age and length-based systems for pediatric resuscitation
  • Explore the future of pediatric resuscitation
Hundreds of CE Courses
The CentreLearn Training System always includes the nearly 300 courses in the LearnEMS and LearnFIRE course catalogs. Begin training online immediately with hundreds of hours of accredited online training videos for EMTs, paramedics, and firefighters.

Departments can either assign courses to their personnel or provide them access to the LearnEMS and LearnFIRE course catalogs so they may complete courses on their own schedule. Individuals can access all CentreLearn CECBEMS accredited EMS courses and dozens of other courses on fire suppression topics through RapidCE.com.

5/29/14

New Courses from 24-7 EMS: Obstetrics/Childbirth and Tactical EMS





Course Addition to 24-7 EMS Course Catalog

4.13.3 Obstetrics/Childbirth (Virginia ALS 91, BLS 10)
Encountering a pregnant patient during an EMS call is common for many responders. But while contact with pregnant patients is frequent, it is less common for a prehospital provider to assist with delivery and resuscitation of an infant or postpartum care for a mother. The infrequency of this type of call, combined with the emotional high stakes related to the outcome, makes many providers anxious when responding to a patient who is in labor. This program reviews the physiology of a pregnant patient, the birth process, the challenges a provider may encounter during labor and delivery, and the care a provider should be prepared to administer to a newborn.

1.14.1 Tactical EMS (Virginia Category 2)
Tactical medics, or tactical emergency medical services (TEMS), are trained responders who provide emergency medical care in tactical situations where traditional EMS providers cannot or should not enter. Tactical medics receive specialized training and play a role in law enforcement operations when civilians, officers, or perpetrators of a crime are injured. In contrast to standard emergency medicine where the patient is the focus of the situation, tactical medicine allows specially trained EMS personnel to provide emergency life-saving care while the tactical situation develops, allowing law enforcement to complete the mission. Whether the situation is a high-risk search warrant, an active shooter event, a barricade or hostage situation, or a bombing, the TEMS component is vital in today’s war on crime. This program provides general information on the role of the tactical medic, the types of emergency scenes to which a tactical medic responds, and the training and skills preparation specific to the position.

Add 24-7 EMS to Your CentreLearn Training System
To add 24-7 EMS courses to your CentreLearn Training System, or to learn how your department can use online education to reduce costs and save time, contact us or call 877-435-9309.

5/27/14

In the Field: NYSAFC 108th Annual Conference




CentreLearn Solutions, LLC, the leading provider of online continuing education for Fire Rescue and EMS personnel, will demonstrate the CentreLearn Training System at NY FIRE 2014 booth #1610, June 11-14.

Join fellow fire service leaders from across the Northeast for the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs’ 108th Annual Conference and FIRE 2014 Expo, the Northeast’s premier emergency services conference and expo. Visit Michael Rosbach from CentreLearn at booth #1610 to see how your organization can easily track and report all your firefighter training including hands-on, instructor-led, and self-paced training using the CentreLearn Training System.

New York State Association of Fire Chiefs - FIRE 2014.jpgRosbach encourages New York fire departments and EMS organizations to learn how they may potentially use the Training System to help gain approval for 100% online CME Recertification. He said, “CentreLearn will help department chiefs and training officers respond to the six requirements that must be met by an agency wishing to offer a 100% online CME program to its members/employees in New York State.” Learn more about CentreLearn’s support for the New York State 3 Year EMS CME Recertification Program by contacting CentreLearn or read more on in this blog post. Eric Hanchett, NREMT-P, CMTE Director of Administration at Clifton Park & Halfmoon Emergency Corps Inc. was recently approved and had this to say about his experience working with CentreLearn, “Thank you. My every interaction with CentreLearn has been productive and professional and we look forward to many years of working together.”

New York state fire departments are using the courses included in CentreLearn’s LearnFIRE and LearnEMS course catalogs to fulfill the requirements of the New York State Public Employee Safety and Health (PESH) Division of the NYS Department of Labor. Rosbach explains, “At least 8 hours of safety training are required annually. Courses in the LearnEMS and LearnFIRE course catalogs may help meet training requirements set by federal, state, or local requirements.”

In addition to the built-in courses, training officers have the ability to create their own custom courses to fulfill PESH requirements with the easy to use Course Builder, Instructor-Led Activities, and Document Manager. All training, including hands-on, instructor-led, self-paced, LearnFIRE or LearnEMS course catalogs, custom content, documents and more can be tracked and reported online, so records are stored in one place and 1-Click reports can be delivered automatically.


Rosbach added, “I am looking forward to meeting everyone at NY FIRE 2014. If you already use the Training System, bring your neighboring departments to share the benefits of online training. Email me, michael@centrelearn.com or call 717-227-4655 ext. 1019 to request free exhibit hall passes for you and your neighboring departments.”

Exhibit Hours:
  • Thursday, June 12th - 12 pm - 5 pm
  • Friday, June 13th - 10 am - 5 pm
  • Saturday, June 14th - 9 am - 3 pm
Already using the New CentreLearn Training System? Bring a colleague to the booth and share how Training Just Got Easier­™ with CentreLearn!

Unable to attend? Contact us to schedule a demo! Email info@centrelearn.com or call 717.227.4655.

About FIRE 2014 - Fire Industry, Rescue, and EMS Expo
Fire education programs, EMS CEU workshops, hands-on training, and exhibits… experience it all at the Turning Stone Resort. Ample parking is available on-site. Conference Full Term and One Day Tickets are available to purchase in advance or on-site. Or, get free One Day Tickets for entry to the exhibits from FIRE 2014 exhibitors! Learn more.

About CentreLearn Solutions
Training Just Got Easier­™

The CentreLearn Training System is the fastest and easiest way to start your online training program. As pioneers in online education, CentreLearn has changed the way more than 250,000 emergency service personnel learn over the Internet and maintain their professional training and certification. The team of in-house instructional designers, educators, and technical experts has partnered with EMS, fire service, public health organizations, and more to make online education, course building, tracking, and reporting easier than ever. CentreLearn provides high quality, accredited multimedia training programs that save money and time for fire departments, emergency services organizations, state health departments, and their personnel. CentreLearn’s Customer Support Team works closely with clients every step of the way to ensure they succeed with online training. For more information about CentreLearn Solutions, or to schedule a demo, visit CentreLearn.com.

Train Better. Spend Less. CentreLearn.

5/23/14

June Demonstrations of the CentreLearn Training System



Join the CentreLearn team on June 12 or June 24 for an interactive demonstration of the CentreLearn Training System. During the demonstration you will learn how fire departments and EMS organizations of all types and sizes are using the CentreLearn Training System to:
  1. Start training online immediately with an all-inclusive catalogs of EMS and fire training courses. 
  2. Create their own courses with the easy-to-use Course Builder.
  3. Develop Training Plans to assign courses to individuals or groups.
  4. Track all training activity, including hands-on instructor-led and self-paced courses.
  5. Automate and schedule 1-Click reports of training completion and credential status.
The June 12 demonstration of the NEW CentreLearn Training System will start at 11:00 a.m. eastern time (8 a.m. pacific time). The June 24 demonstration will start at 3:00 p.m. eastern time (noon pacific time) Before the demonstration, visit our website and learn more about the features, capabilities, and pricing of the new CentreLearn Training System.

If you are interested in online training for your organization or you are an existing CentreLearn customer transitioning from Classic to the New Training System, this event is for you!

Current customers that are already using the CentreLearn Training System are welcome to contact us to schedule a one-on-one in-depth training session specifically for your needs.

What Training Officers are Saying
After a demo of the CentreLearn Training System, Christopher Burk from the Salt Lake City Fire Department wrote:

"THANK YOU very much for putting this on! Your customer service has always been very helpful and responsive and frankly has been one of the deciding factors that we picked CentreLearn for our LMS"


Shortly after Mid Georgia Ambulance transitioned to the CentreLearn Training System, Mark Bandy, Director of Clinical Education and Performance Improvement shared:

“The CentreLearn Training System has already changed our approach to education. Now we can take an idea, make a video or presentation, and upload it instantly to the site. Critical and time sensitive concepts are no longer lost during the development of content. Assigning content is extremely user friendly. The crews log in and they see exactly what they have been assigned. Streamlined and very effective!”


Register now for the June 12 or June 24 demonstration. There will be ample time for your questions.

Invite Your Colleagues and Other Departments
Is your department an innovator and leader in your region? Do you regularly share training with neighboring departments? We welcome you to share this webinar information with your colleagues at other fire departments and EMS agencies.

Unable to attend?
Contact us to schedule a one-on-one tour!

Train Better. Spend Less. CentreLearn. 

5/22/14

New Course from 24-7 Fire: Portable Fire Extinguishers




Course Addition to 24-7 Fire Catalog for Firefighters

F4.13.2 Portable Fire Extinguishers - Firefighter
Firefighters need to always consider if they can make an early stop on a fire before it gets out of control and causes more damage. Follow local protocols and when circumstances allow, use a portable fire extinguisher to put out a fire before it moves beyond the incipient stage. The training evolutions in this course review how to identify classes of fire and the technique to properly use a fire extinguisher.

24-7 Fire Courses Delivered by the CentreLearn Training System
24-7 Fire offers a dynamic, visual learning experience for firefighter, fire inspector, and fire officer development. The programs are technically correct, NFPA compliant, based on OSHA, NIOSH, CDC, and IFSTA materials, and other recognized standards and materials. With 24-7 Fire, delivered in the CentreLearn Training System, you have total control over your training. The lessons are easy to use, implement, and track. Instructor-led classroom or self-paced online options mean training when you want it, where you want it. The scenario-based videos, fire service expert interviews, and skill demonstrations used throughout these programs will have your team ready for any challenge. Use 24-7 Fire titles alone, paired with other CentreLearn courses or classroom materials, with hands-on exercises, or in combination with your own uploaded content – the choice is yours.

Add 24-7 Fire to Your CentreLearn Training System
To add 24-7 Fire courses to your CentreLearn Training System, or to learn how your department can use online education to reduce costs and save time, contact us or call 877-435-9309.

5/15/14

New Course Announcement: Pediatric Cardiac Emergencies



CECBEMS Accredited Online CE courses for EMTs and Paramedics

A congenital heart defect is an abnormality in any part of the heart that is present at birth. This course introduces the causes of pediatric cardiac emergencies, reviews relevant anatomy and physiology, explains the assessment, and discusses the management of congenital heart defects emergencies as well as cardiac arrest in the pediatric patient. The ALS version of this course is approved by UMBC for CCEMT-P refresher credit.

Course Objectives
  • Discuss causes of pediatric cardiac emergencies
  • Recall relevant anatomy and physiology of cardiovascular system 
  • Describe focused assessment 
  • Discuss the implications of congenital cardiac diseases 
  • Discuss management of cardiac arrest in pediatric patient 
Hundreds of CE Courses
The CentreLearn Training System always includes the nearly 300 courses in the LearnEMS and LearnFIRE course catalogs. Begin training online immediately with hundreds of hours of accredited online training videos for EMTs, paramedics, and firefighters.

Departments can either assign courses to their personnel or provide them access to the LearnEMS and LearnFIRE course catalogs so they may complete courses on their own schedule. Individuals can access all CentreLearn CECBEMS accredited EMS courses and dozens of other courses on fire suppression topics through RapidCE.com.


5/14/14

New Course Announcement: EMS Hazmat Awareness



CECBEMS Accredited Online CE courses for EMTs and Paramedics

In this course, EMS providers learn to recognize hazardous-materials incidents, use self-protection measures at a hazmat scene, and understand procedures for working safely (within your training and SOPs) at a hazmat incident. The course also introduces EMS providers to interpreting placards on transport containers and vehicles with the use of the Emergency Response Guidebook, and how to interpret NFPA placards that communicate flammability, instability, and health hazards on non-transport containers.

Course Objectives
  • Describe how to recognize hazardous-materials incidents
  • Explain self-protection measures at a hazmat scene 
  • Describe procedures for working safely at a hazmat incident
Hundreds of CE Courses
The CentreLearn Training System always includes the nearly 300 courses in the LearnEMS and LearnFIRE course catalogs. Begin training online immediately with hundreds of hours of accredited online training videos for EMTs, paramedics, and firefighters.

Departments can either assign courses to their personnel or provide them access to the LearnEMS and LearnFIRE course catalogs so they may complete courses on their own schedule. Individuals can access all CentreLearn CECBEMS accredited EMS courses and dozens of other courses on fire suppression topics through RapidCE.com.


5/8/14

Train Better Memo: May 2014




CentreLearn Train Better Memo: May 2014 from CentreLearn Solutions, LLC

Links in this issue of the Train Better Memo

5/7/14

How-To Video: Manage, Upload, Assign, and Complete Documents



This short video demonstrates how CentreLearn Training System administrators can upload documents, share folders to groups within their organization, and assign documents for viewing to their personnel. Learn more in this introduction to documents. (The embedded video below is from our Facebook page. It can also be viewed on our YouTube channel.)


How to complete a document assignment is at the end of the video. 

Questions?
If you have questions about the Document Manager or Assign Documents, or other features of the CentreLearn Training System, contact us.

5/6/14

CentreLearn Training System: Introducing the Document Manager



Chiefs, administrators, training officers, human resource managers, shift commanders, field supervisors, and special operations team leaders frequently need to upload and share documents, like protocols and standard operating procedures (SOPs), with the personnel they lead and supervise. The CentreLearn Training System Document Manager makes it easy to organize, add, share, and assign files to the groups or personnel within their organization.


Upload and Share Folders of Files
The CentreLearn Training System Document Manager allows personnel with the role permission of Administrator or Manage Documents to create and share folders of files to the personnel in groups. Our customers are using the Document Manager to share their department's:
  • Medical protocols with the EMT and paramedic group. 
  • Social media policy with all personnel. 
  • Workplace safety bulletins from their insurance carrier.
  • SOPs for special operations teams like hazmat or wildland firefighting.
Administrators or personnel with the Manage Documents role can upload the following file types: 
  • Documents - .doc, .txt, .xls, .ppt, or .pdf
  • Images - .png or .jpg


Note: Audio and video files are better suited for distribution as a Course Component in the Course Builder since audio and video files require playback functionality, progress tracking, and completion reporting.

Assign Documents to Personnel
Administrators have the ability to Assign Documents that have been uploaded with the Document Manager to groups of personnel or individual users in their CentreLearn Training System. An assigned document will appear on the home screen with other assignments. After reading or viewing the document, personnel will be asked to acknowledge or attest they have read the document. For example, a large urban fire department uploads and assigns a monthly "Memo from the Chief" to all personnel. The memo contains important department news, SOP updates, and changes in the chain of command due to promotions and retirements.


View and Read Documents in the Web Browser
Once assigned, documents appear on the home screen. To complete the assignment, personnel must click on View Document and acknowledge or attest they have read the document.


Clicking on View Document opens or downloads the file, depending on the user's web browser and settings. After viewing the document, personnel return to the home screen to Confirm I Have Viewed this Document. 

The final step is to click OK to affirm viewing of the required document.


After attesting to viewing the document, personnel have ongoing access to the document if they are a member of the group(s) to which the folder, and all its files, were shared, by clicking on the Documents tab.


Questions?
If you have questions about the Document Manager or Assign Documents, or other features of the CentreLearn Training System, contact us.

5/5/14

Announcement: EMS, Fire, Police, and First Responder Athletes Prepare to Compete in Can-Am Police-Fire Games.



CentreLearn Solutions Sponsors 8-Day Olympic-style Event in York, Pennsylvania

CentreLearn Solutions, LLC, the leading provider of online continuing education for EMS and Fire-Rescue personnel through its online training system, is a sponsor for the rapidly approaching 2014 York Can-Am Police-Fire Games. The eight-day event will feature nearly 60 events from archery to wrestling and will be held in various locations throughout York County, Pennsylvania from July 13 - 20, 2014.

“The event we are most looking forward to supporting is the EMS Skills Competition,” said Greg Friese, Director of Education and Communication for CentreLearn. “The EMS professionals will have to be knowledgeable of different types of injuries and illnesses and ready for anything in a high-stress environment.”

The inclusion of the Emergency Medical Services-specific event is one of many ways the Games’ competitions open themselves up to far more first responders than the name of the Can-Am Police-Fire Games might indicate. The EMS Skills Competition is designed to test a team’s skills in seven different stages. A team’s final score is based on proficiency and timeliness, with the major emphasis on proficiency.

“The Can-Am Games EMS Skills Competition will strive to challenge, educate and entertain,” said Matt Giacopelli, Event Coordinator and Paramedic. “Teams of three will go for the gold and show what they do every day – the best they can to save a life.”

EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, and police officers need to be operational athletes to perform their jobs effectively and safely. The CentreLearn Training System offers online training courses that allow emergency responders to train on duty, as individuals or as a group, which frees up valuable time for on or off duty fitness and wellness activities. The CentreLearn course catalog includes online courses on functional fitness, ergonomics, lifting and back safety, sports medicine, and many more. Learn more at CentreLearn.com. Train Better. Spend Less. 



About the York Can-Am Police-Fire Games
This year marks the first time the Can-Am Police-Fire Games has been held in Pennsylvania or on the East Coast of the United States, even further expanding the opportunity for many first responders to discover and compete in the event. Proceeds from the Games benefit Make-A-Wish of Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Wish Kids will present medals to winning athletes, participate in the Opening Ceremonies, volunteer at events and cheer on competitors.

The Can-Am Police-Fire Games started as the Northwest Police-Fire Games in 1977, later reorganizing under the Can-Am Police-Fire Games name and opening up the event to a range of emergency services and first responders. The Games are held every other year in host communities across North America. For more information about the 2014 York Can-Am Police-Fire Games and to register to participate as an athlete or volunteer, visit www.yorkcanamgames.com. There is also a poster about the Games available for printing and distribution throughout your community. The York County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Mission is to maximize tourism expenditures and their economic impact in York County, PA, through comprehensive tourism sales and marketing programs. For more information, call 1-888-858-9675 or visit www.yorkpa.org.

About CentreLearn Solutions
Training Just Got Easier­™
The CentreLearn Training System is the fastest and easiest way to start your online training program. As pioneers in online education, CentreLearn has changed the way more than 250,000 emergency service personnel learn over the Internet and maintain their professional training and certification. The team of in-house instructional designers, educators, and technical experts has partnered with EMS, fire service, public health organizations, and more to make online education, course building, tracking, and reporting easier than ever. CentreLearn provides high quality, accredited multimedia training programs that save money and time for fire departments, emergency services organizations, state health departments, and their personnel. CentreLearn’s Customer Support Team works closely with clients every step of the way to ensure they succeed with online training. For more information about CentreLearn Solutions, or to schedule a demo, visit CentreLearn.com.


5/1/14

Announcement: CentreLearn’s LearnFIRE course catalog approved by Florida State Fire College



CentreLearn’s LearnFIRE course catalog has been approved by the Florida State Fire College for continuing education. Courses have been approved in these areas:
  • Instructor I, II, and III
  • Fire Code Administrator
  • Firesafety Inspector I
Automatic Reporting to Florida State Fire College
LearnFIRE course completions are automatically reported to the Florida State Fire College for departments using the new CentreLearn Training System. Not using the CentreLearn Training System? Join us for an interactive tour of the new CentreLearn Training System or request a one-on-one demonstration by sending us a message with your availability.

State Fire Service Credential
To report LearnFIRE course completions, the firefighters, fire officers, fire inspectors, and firefighter training officers in your department use the built-in State Fire Service Identification Number credential.


Read more about Credentials in this introduction to credentials for tracking licenses, certifications, and IDs.

What questions do you have about FL Fire College course approvals and reporting?


4/29/14

Announcement: CentreLearn Solutions Names Melissa Mancuso Marketing Communications Coordinator



Ms. Mancuso brings over 10 years of marketing experience to the CentreLearn team.

CentreLearn Solutions, LLC, the leading provider of online continuing education for EMS and Fire Rescue personnel through its online training system, recently named Melissa Mancuso as Marketing Communications Coordinator.

“We are excited to have Melissa join the team to further develop our marketing efforts. She will help us communicate the benefits of online training to EMS and fire professionals,” said Greg Friese, Director of Education and Communication for CentreLearn.

Before joining CentreLearn, Ms. Mancuso was the Advertising/Marketing Department Manager at Oakworks, a medical table manufacturer.She brings over 10 years of marketing experience and holds a B.A. in Graphic Design from York College of Pennsylvania.

“I am excited for the opportunity to work with CentreLearn and their incredible team,” said Ms. Mancuso. She added, “CentreLearn’s engaging online training programs have a lot to offer for organizations and individuals. I am looking forward to helping fire and EMS professionals realize the benefits of online training, record keeping, and reporting that CentreLearn provides. I am grateful to be a part of the team that delivers such valuable content to fire and EMS professionals throughout the world.”

In this role, Ms. Mancuso will assist with executing promotional campaigns, developing marketing collateral, and coordinating industry events and conferences, showcasing how the CentreLearn Training System helps organizations throughout the world run their training programs more efficiently and effectively.

About CentreLearn Solutions
Training Just Got Easier­™
The CentreLearn Training System is the fastest and easiest way to start your online training program. As pioneers in online education, CentreLearn has changed the way more than 250,000 emergency service personnel learn over the Internet and maintain their professional training and certification. The team of in-house instructional designers, educators, and technical experts has partnered with EMS, fire service, public health organizations, and more to make online education, course building, tracking, and reporting easier than ever. CentreLearn provides high quality, accredited multimedia training programs that save money and time for fire departments, emergency services organizations, state health departments, and their personnel. CentreLearn’s Customer Support Team works closely with clients every step of the way to ensure they succeed with online training. For more information about CentreLearn Solutions, or to schedule a demo, visit CentreLearn.com.

Also find this press release and other announcements on slideshare.net/CentreLearn.


4/22/14

CentreLearn Training System - Good for the environment. Good for you.



Saving the planet is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “Online Training System,” but the environment will definitely thank you. This Earth Day, and every day that your fire department, emergency service organization, or personnel use the CentreLearn Training System, you will be saving time and money while saving the planet from unnecessary waste. Following, are just a few of the ways CentreLearn’s online training system helps create a sustainable future for you and the environment.

Travel Less. Pollute Less. Train more.
With online training, not only will you save fuel costs and travel time, but less traveling means less wear and tear on vehicles and more time for training. Personnel can begin training in a few seconds without using valuable on-duty time driving to and from a training academy. Less vehicles on the road means reduced air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions contributing to global warming. With CentreLearn’s mobile-friendly solution, self-paced courses or instructor-led web meetings can be completed anywhere there is an internet connection.

Train in your response area. 
Save Time. Train Consistently.
Save time by only needing to present the information once. Digitally record medical director lectures or equipment how-to demonstrations as an .mp4 and easily upload the video to the CentreLearn Training System to make an online course for all personnel. The online course can be made available to any group or individual in your organization. Training officers can follow an online course that ensures all personnel have the same baseline information with face-to-face discussions or hands-on practice that review or test response to specific scenarios.

Save Money. Reduce Waste. Increase Efficiency.
There is no need to waste valuable physical storage space or budget money on paper. Using the CentreLearn Training System will save you from printing paper forms and records. Training records are always available with 1-Click Reports and can be viewed on the screen, saved as a PDF, or downloaded as a CSV.

1-Click Reports: View. Schedule. Automate.
It requires a lot of natural resources to make paper including trees, water, and energy. Plus, the manufacturing process it takes to make and distribute paper adds to environmental pollution. Reduce the impact on our environment by eliminating paper waste and increase your department’s efficiency by using the CentreLearn Training System to run scheduled reports that can be generated automatically and emailed to the staff and departments that need regular training updates.

The Grand Tetons. Photo by CentreLearn Marketing Communications Coordinator Melissa Mancuso
It is time to rethink old conventions, invest in green technology, and stand up for a cleaner, more sustainable future. To learn more about how the CentreLearn Training System can help your organization reduce waste and streamline your training process, contact us!


4/18/14

Interactive Tour of the Top 5 Features of CentreLearn Training System



Join the CentreLearn team on May 8 or May 20 for an interactive tour of the Top 5 Features of the CentreLearn Training System.
  1. Start training online immediately with an all-inclusive catalogs of EMS and fire training courses. 
  2. Create your own courses with the easy-to-use Course Builder.
  3. Use Training Plans to assign courses to individuals or groups.
  4. Track all training activity, including hands-on instructor-led and self-paced courses.
  5. Automate and schedule 1-Click reports of training completion and credential status.
Both tours of the NEW CentreLearn Training System will start at 3:00 p.m. eastern time (noon pacific time). Before the tour, visit our website and learn more about the features, capabilities, and pricing of the new CentreLearn Training System.



If you are interested in online training for your organization or you are an existing CentreLearn customer transitioning from Classic to the New Training System, this tour and demonstration is for you!

Current customers that are already using the CentreLearn Training System are welcome to contact us to schedule a one-on-one in-depth training session specifically for your needs.

What Training Officers are Saying
After a demo of the CentreLearn Training System, Christopher Burk from the Salt Lake City Fire Department wrote:

"THANK YOU very much for putting this on! Your customer service has always been very helpful and responsive and frankly has been one of the deciding factors that we picked CentreLearn for our LMS"


Shortly after Mid Georgia Ambulance transitioned to the CentreLearn Training System, Mark Bandy, Director of Clinical Education and Performance Improvement shared:

“The CentreLearn Training System has already changed our approach to education. Now we can take an idea, make a video or presentation, and upload it instantly to the site. Critical and time sensitive concepts are no longer lost during the development of content. Assigning content is extremely user friendly. The crews log in and they see exactly what they have been assigned. Streamlined and very effective!”



Register now for the May 8 or May 20 interactive tour. There will be ample time for your questions.

Invite Your Colleagues and Other Departments
Is your department an innovator and leader in your region? Do you regularly share training with neighboring departments? We welcome you to share this webinar information with your colleagues at other fire departments and EMS agencies.

Unable to attend?
Contact us to schedule a one-on-one tour!

Train Better. Spend Less. CentreLearn.