For some first responders, readiness means that everyone has completed all applicable training and certifications. For others, readiness is a team that is fully equipped with the tools and resources needed to fulfill their duties. From initial response to large scale incident management, the estimable readiness of personnel and equipment is always at the forefront of the commander’s mind.
Envisage Technologies, creators of the Acadis® Readiness Suite—a software solution built to manage the complex training operations for first responder communities—announced today that they have begun offering a mobile application for Apple mobile devices. Acadis Mobile is available for download from the App Store.
This year’s Fall Instructors Conference held by the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) marked the beginning of a new era in fire training standards. At this year’s conference, ISFSI and Envisage Technologies announced the Fire Training Certification Program (Fire TCP), a new set of standards for evaluating training […]
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).
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.
In this webinar, Chief Clive Savacool discusses how to not only survive, but thrive in the fire service. He identifies challenges related to health and safety that are common in the fire service – culture, resources, lack of awareness, illness – and discusses best practices for addressing them.
Given these shrinking resources, the cost of turnover in the fire service is a difficult challenge to overcome. Recent reports are drawing attention to the need for better understanding, planning, and budgeting for turnover before it wreaks havoc on department services.
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.
As technology continues to grow by leaps and bounds, it is absolutely imperative for our 911 systems to do the same. Next Generation 911 technology will be a significant advance compared to currently used technology.
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.