FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2016
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – Envisage Technologies, a Bloomington-based software company, has signed on as an official collaborator with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
For each fire and rescue employee who signs up for access to the company’s free online training network, FirstForward®, between April 15 and April 30, 2016, Envisage has pledged to donate one dollar to the Foundation. FirstForward is the nation’s first Professional Training Network for first responders. It aggregates training programs and resources, making them more readily accessible to first responders across all disciplines. The FirstForward platform includes a private online community in which first responders can share insights, best practices and personal experiences. Envisage donations will be directed to Foundation programs that honor the fallen, assist their survivors, and help prevent future line-of-duty deaths and injuries.
“We are honored to support the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. They are an amazing organization that aligns with our core values,” said Envisage CEO, Ari Vidali. “We are passionate about readiness, about increasing the quality and diversity of professional first responder training, and ensuring that every firefighter has access to it. That is why we launched FirstForward, a space where firefighters can easily access quality training from providers around the Nation and increase their chances of making it home safely at the end of each shift.”
“The generosity of companies like Envisage helps us fulfill our mission of honoring our nation’s fallen firefighters, providing assistance and resources to their loved ones, and offering programs and training to fire departments to prevent line-of-duty deaths and injuries,” explained Chief Ron Siarnicki, executive director of the Foundation. “We appreciate their commitment to raising awareness and funds to help support our programs and services.”
Donations from Envisage to the Foundation will be based on the number of firefighters and rescue personnel who directly sign up on the FirstForward website or at the FirstForward booth (Booth 13113) at the FDIC Conference in Indianapolis, taking place April 18-23, 2016.
About the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to remember America’s fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the nonprofit foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor fallen fire heroes and assist their families and coworkers. The Foundation also works closely with the U.S. Fire Administration to help prevent and reduce line-of-duty deaths and injuries. For more information on the Foundation and its programs visit www.firehero.org. You can help the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation fulfill its mission to honor the fallen, assist their survivors and work to prevent line of duty injuries and deaths by making a donation. Go to www.firehero.org/donate for details.
About Envisage Technologies
Envisage is a software company founded in 2001 to automate the complex training operations for first responders, law enforcement, and the military. We create solutions that make our world a safer place. Our mission is to improve the readiness of our nation’s public safety professionals to ensure they come home alive. The company’s Acadis training and compliance software platform leads the industry, serving over one million first responders across 8,600 public safety organizations, including both federal and state agencies.
FirstForward provides critical news and supports the lifelong learning firefighters need to ensure their careers reach retirement. FirstForward maintains the complete training history of courses completed on the site and provides a forum for industry professionals and experts to discuss best practices and the latest public safety techniques, tactics and gear necessary to safely execute the job. First responders can visit www.firstforward.com to learn more and sign up.