The Western Fire Chiefs Association launched iLearnFire last year to provide fire departments and EMS agencies the ability to provide and manage training online.
Online training and training administration is quickly becoming an effective technological tool to help fire departments reduce training costs and provide more customized solutions for educating members. For example, it does not replace hands-on training of skills, but allows instructors to have students learn cognitive information online so related face-to-face sessions can spend the high majority of time focused on skill practice.
As we near the one-year mark of a successful implementation, WFCA, its partner HSI, and the 24-7 Fire and 24-7 EMS brands are pleased to announce several new iLearnFire features that will bring even greater value to end-users.
The usability of both the administrative and user portals has been upgraded significantly. Page layouts and menus are more intuitive and easy to understand.
The unlimited -use, on-demand course packages have been upgraded to provide a comprehensive mix of fire, EMS, human resource, and workplace safety courses
In addition to the new course packages, single course assignment for courses not found in the packages is now possible through the purchase and use of single course credits.
Workplace safety courses from Summit Training Source that help meet OSHA training regulations from are now included in the course packages and available through single course credits.
iLearnFire will continue to have the core features it has had from the start:
· Premium video-based training courses from 24-7 Fire and 24-7 EMS, not PowerPoint online
· Over 70 firefighter development courses and over 100 EMS CE courses available
· Courses can be streamed into a classroom or assigned to individuals to take on their own
· Complete administrative Learning Management System to track all department training
· Embedded authorship tool to create department-specific courses and exams
If you are considering an online training platform for your department, iLearnFire could be a great solution.
The new platform is scheduled for release Tuesday, July 22, 2014.