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Monday, June 10, 2013

Lots of Links

Periodically we want to provide you with online training resources, including some multimedia. Many of the videos below would work well for roll call trainings. 

Here is our first edition of “Lots of Links”:

Driving Emergency Vehicles
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s “Firefighter Life Safety Learning Media Center Archive” is an online line resource for fire and EMS instructors. Their presentation entitled “Driving Emergency Vehicles” echoes many of the points that League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust (LMCIT) defense attorney Jack Hennen used in the spring loss control workshops, particularly in the area of intersection dynamics. The link to this training is at:

Roll Call Safe Driving Videos
The California POST Board has posted four short “Did You Know?” video clips focused on police driving. They are perfect for roll call training. Two are humorous, two are not, and all four get their message across. They can be viewed online or downloaded:

IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) “Is Today Your Day?”
Many instructors are using the IACP 23-minute video entitled “Is Today Your Day?” which can be found at:

Vaccinations and Infectious Disease Testing Coverage
LMCIT has posted a new memo that lays out the vaccination and disease testing coverage and requirements for first responders. The link to the information is at:

Tuberculosis Screening for Correctional and Emergency Medical Workers
This area continues to generate many inquiries and questions from correctional workers and EMS, fire, and police that respond to medical emergencies. A new LMCIT memo will address many of those questions and provides contact information for additional questions. The link is at:

IPAD Training
This is probably not what you think it is. The Minnesota Information Policy Analysis Division (IPAD) of the Department of Administration is hosting a second workshop for law enforcement officials. The June Law Enforcement Data Workshop filled up very quickly, so IPAD will offer a second date in September. The second workshop will be on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in St. Paul.

The workshop features:
  • Discussion of legal requirements related to law enforcement data, juvenile justice data, traffic accident data, background investigations, and criminal expungement
  • Real-life problem solving scenarios based on actual inquiries to IPAD
  • Question and answer sessions
For more information about the workshop and to register, visit

If you have questions or comments, please contact or (651) 296-6733.

Free PATROL Course – Ethical Use of Databases
The free PATROL (Police Accredited Training Online) web-based course on the ethical use of databases is now live and is getting rave reviews. For more information, read my May 20 blog entry or contact the program administrator, Laura Honeck at (651) 281-1280 or


                                                     Responder Safety = Public Safety

Up next...Emergency Driving, High Frequency, and High Risk.

In the meantime, stay safe and be careful.


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