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.

Start Creating Your Legacy: New models for training center sustainability

Building a new training center or taking a leadership role in an existing training center can be exciting, but also comes with significant challenges. Key among these are decreasing budgets and increasing operating costs. In this webinar you will find out creative ways to lower costs and increase funding to keep your center running smoothly for a long time to secure your legacy.

Text-to-911 technology offers a new way to reach help

Unfortunately, there are emergency situations in which making a voice call to 911 could be a risk to safety. As such, some now have the ability to send a text message to emergency services. At this point, this technology is not available in all areas due to the need for upgrades in the public safety answering point (PSAP). Upgrades may be costly, but there are options for leveraging existing equipment to provide accessibility for these potentially life-saving texts.

2017-05-30T10:33:40+00:00 December 8th, 2015|EMS, Fire & Rescue, General, Law Enforcement, Public Safety|