"The less time I spend inputting stuff on the computer, the more time I can spend outside doing hands-on training."
— Assistant Chief Jeremy Messersmith, Bristol Kendall Fire Protection District
Dating back to the 1930’s, Bristol Kendall Fire Protection District has a long and storied history serving residents in northern Illinois. Today, the district is comprised of approximately 65 part-time and full-time firefighters and three stations spread throughout its 78-square mile territory.
Like many fire agencies around the country, the district is feeling the squeeze from staff shortages and has incorporated strategies and tools that boost efficiency in areas traditionally bogged down by paper-driven, manual processes.
In 2017, the district implemented Vector LMS training management system and Check It after seeing it in action at another local department. Assistant Chief Jeremy Messersmith was the driving force behind the early set up of the LMS and incorporating it into their existing training program.
“I’m glad we went with this platform. The platform that our EMS uses is just not as user friendly as this one is. [Vector LMS] just makes our jobs so much easier,” Chief Messersmith said.
Through Vector LMS and Check It, Bristol Kendall Fire Protection District has:
“[Vector LMS] is basically my training assistant that takes care of the paperwork, tracking everything, and making sure people are on track with training and certifications. It’s working out great,” Chief Messersmith said. “And with Check It, having access to the mobile app to do the rig check and submit it is so much easier than filling out the paperwork, scanning it, putting it in the file, and all that.”
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