Fire TCP Panel Discussion

The Fire Training Certification Program (Fire TCP) launch occurred on September 30, 2016. The panel was moderated by John Buckman and the panelists included: Leigh Hubbard (Executive Director of ISFSI), Steve Pegram (President of ISFSI – Chief of Goshen, OH Fire Department), Ari Vidali (CEO Envisage Technologies), Eddie Buchanan (Assistant Chief of Hanover Fire & EMS – Advisory for Fire Engineering and FDIC), and John Murphy (Legal Advisory for ISFSI).

New Certification Program to Set Quality Standards for Fire Service Training

The International Society of Fire Service Instructors, known collectively as the Society, announced the launch of the Fire Training Certification Program (Fire TCP), a new certification program that aims to elevate the quality standards of training courses made available to firefighters.

2017-05-30T10:33:35+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Fire & Rescue, General, Press Releases, Product News, Public Safety|

Planning, reform necessary for surviving and limiting the effects of wildfires

With a few exceptions, acreage destroyed by wildfire steadily increased between 1995 and 2014. Though the first two quarters of 2016 show a slight decrease in the number of reported wildfires in the United States, it is not far enough off the pace to indicate a marked decrease in wildfire activity. Because of this, those living in areas prone to wildfires must have a plan in place. Additionally, authorities in areas prone to wildfires should consider, if not already doing so, changes in timber industry regulations and in building codes that will mandate the use of materials less conducive to combustion and dictate how close a structure may be built to heavy growth areas.

2017-05-30T10:33:35+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Fire & Rescue, General, Local & Tribal, Readiness, State|

Envisage Launches Premium Services Option to FirstForward® Training Network in the Form of FirstForward PRO

Envisage Technologies, creators of FirstForward®—the training network built exclusively for first responders—announced today that they have begun offering a premium service to the existing FirstForward framework.

Envisage Collaborates with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to Drive Donations

Envisage Technologies is proud to announce their collaboration with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. From April 15-30, 2016, Envisage will donate $1 to NFFF for every fire and rescue signup at the professional first responder training network, FirstForward®.

Networking makes first responders less biased, more effective

First responders, the media, and the public all share a common public safety mission. Nonetheless, there are constant tensions between these groups that prevent them from working together effectively. Thankfully, social psychology can not only identify why this happens, but what you and your agency can do to rectify it.