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    Hello,

    I have just been charged with the task of training officer. I'm looking for an easy and efficient way to keep track of each members training. Our department has no budget for a software program...but if some one has a homemade computer based solution I would be grateful for any hints or tips.

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    Excel spreadsheet.

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    Thanks I have all ready began to do it in excel was just hoping some one might have had 1 all ready formated in excel or a down load for this application.

    Thanks for your responce.

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    Originally posted by VollieFireman
    Excel spreadsheet.

    Exactly.

    If you know how to use Excel, then it should be pretty easy to put a simple spreadsheet together. I just now put one together in about 5 min that keeps a running total of each, fire training and EMS training hours for 5 firefighters (just an example). Did not need a special download or prefabed program. Excel lets you do some pretty cool stuff if you know how to use it. I would recommend maybe taking a class on Excel or find someone who can show you some simple spreadsheets. Make sure you keep track of dates and a description of the training provided. This will be necessary to prove to the ISO folks that your personnel are receiving the required training hours per year. You should also have a list of all of your personnel on a sheet to pass around at the training sessions so that the folks who attend the training sessions can sign the sheet to show that they were actually there at the said training sessions. Detailed documentation is key.
    Stay alert and be safe.

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    Originally posted by Captain16
    Thanks I have all ready began to do it in excel was just hoping some one might have had 1 all ready formated in excel or a down load for this application.

    Thanks for your responce.

    BTW. Spelling and grammar are important when documenting Departmental activity. See your entry above.... I am not trying to be hard on you, just stating the facts. Your attention to detail is a must in all Departmental duties. Use spell check and have someone proof read all official documents. Grammatical errors on official documents will make your Department look silly.

    Good luck in your venture.
    Stay alert and be safe.

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