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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

Desire2Learn Contributes to Life-Saving Activities Through Effective Fire Rescue Training

Press Release

Desire2Learn responds to fire rescue need for efficient, timely, cost-effective training through implementation of Desire2Learn Learning Suite

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, will demonstrate how it is enabling fire rescue services to reduce injuries and save lives by providing better training at the annual Fire-Rescue International (FRI) Conference being held in Chicago from August 24 – 28, 2010.

There are several indisputable facts in firefighting: one of these is that training saves lives  the lives of both the victims of fire as well as the lives of fire fighters. Through implementation of the Desire2Learn Learning Management System (LMS), better training which is learner-centric, quantifiable and in alignment with departmental learning objectives, can be developed and presented resulting in engaged learners, delivery of standards-based outcomes and a reduction in overall training costs.

In one of the exclusive conference Solutions Showcases, Desire2Learn Sales Manager, Jay Murdoch, will profile the recent Case Study, “E-Learning Implementation in Fire Rescue,” constructed in partnership with the City of Edmonton Fire and Rescue Services (EFRS). EFRS realized a 3-year cumulative cost avoidance of almost $1.5 million dollars (Cdn) after deploying a limited number of courses through Desire2Learn Learning Suite.

“Since its deployment in the last quarter of 2006, the use of the Desire2Learn LMS has contributed to substantial cost avoidance, direct cost savings, due diligence with respect to compliance training issues, and learning around critical incidents,” states Ellen Whybrow, M.Ed. PMP, E-Learning Project, Edmonton Fire and Rescue Services. “The implementation of an eLearning training methodology, and the significant results attained over the past three years, has proven the value of this technology as a corporate training tool.”

The Solutions Showcase will be held on Friday, August 27 at 3 p.m. ET in Room S502AB of McCormick Place.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to best serve the needs and requirements of our clients, Desire2Learn is providing organizations, like fire rescue services, with cost-effective means to deliver lifesaving training,” says John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn. “There are many opportunities for leveraging Desire2Learn Learning Suite to enable our clients to realize extensive time and cost-savings.”

To find out how to provide better training at a lower cost for both fire fighters and civilians, call 1.888.772.0325 or contact [email protected] for further information.

About Desire2Learn

Desire2Learn comprises Desire2Learn Incorporated and its subsidiaries. Desire2Learn Incorporated is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, pedagogical approaches and branding. Desire2Learn and its subsidiaries support more than five million learners worldwide and clients include higher education, K-12, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn is headquartered in Kitchener, ON, Canada with personnel located in North America, the U.K. and Australia. For more information, visit:, call 1.519.772.0325 or toll-free 1.888.772.0325 (within North America), +44 808.234.4235 (U.K. and Europe), 0.800.452.069 (New Zealand) and 1.800.656.210 (Australia).

Press Contacts:

John McLeod
Vice-President, Marketing, Desire2Learn Incorporated
[email protected]
Twitter: @Desire2Learn