What is the difference between a Task and an Event? (for Admins)

Tasks and Events are the two primary methods of entering training into Rescue Hub. A training officer or administrator will create a Requirement for each type of training that must be completed during the quarter or the year. 

We recommend that, at the beginning of each quarter or year, an administrator create (at minimum) a Task or an Event that matches up with each requirement. You can see how many Events or Tasks are associated with each requirement on the Requirements page:

Requirements are placeholders for required training, and are fulfilled by completing Tasks or attending Events.  

What is a Task?

A Task is an assigned training activity that must be completed by a due date, but is not scheduled to occur at a specific date, time or location. The actual day & time this training occurs is at the discretion of the individual or the company officer. 

Examples of a Task include:

  • Read and Review Chapter 2 of the Operations Manual
  • Watch an online video and complete a 10 question quiz
  • Review the training materials for the "SCBA Basics" Class and self-certify that the materials were reviewed.
  • Single company hose drill, which must be completed by a crew sometime before the end of the quarter. 
  • Review a NIOSH report, and discuss with your crew before the end of the year. 
  • Login to EMS Online, review the Pediatric Sick / Not Sick training content, and take the related online test. Complete this before the end of the quarter.

Tasks are also used to assign a staff member to a) take a Quiz related to a Class, or b) self-certify that the training materials were reviewed. 

What is an Event?

An Event is a training activity that is scheduled to occur at a specific date, time, location.

If the assigned training is scheduled to occur at a specific date, time and location, we recommend that you add this as an Event and add it to the training calendar. Examples of Events include:

  • drill nights for volunteer fire departments
  • multi-company hose drill, which is scheduled to occur at a specific day and time
  • scheduled classroom training on High Performance CPR
  • HazMat drill, occurring on three different days in August, each crew must attend one of the three scheduled training
  • scheduled ground ladder training, taught by an instructor at a specific day/time

Which One Do I Use?

If you're not sure which one to use, here are some tips:

  • Training that is scheduled to occur at a specific day, time, and location should be added to Rescue Hub as an Event. 
  • Quarterly or annual training that is assigned to a crew, and is completed at a day and time decided upon by a company officer should be added as a Task. 
  • Online training that is to be completed by a due date should be added as a Task.
  • Tasks that an individual can complete on their own at their own pace should be added as a Task. 

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