FirstForward 2017-06-06T10:08:50+00:00

As the nation’s first professional learning network for public safety, FirstForward creates a space where first responders can connect with their peers, collaborate and access the professional training they need to do their jobs and come home alive. FirstForward celebrates and honors the stories of heroism and compassion common to all first responders.

Prepare. Collaborate. Honor. Learn more by visiting FirstForward.com

In the News

  • Sheriffs Engage, Network at NSA’s 75th Annual Education & Technology Expo
    The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) held its 75th Annual Conference June 24-29 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minnesota. The Education and Technology Expo brought together sheriffs, deputies, industry experts, and vendors from across the country to participate in seminars, celebrate the accomplishments of sheriffs and their offices, and try out the newest innovations in law enforcement. Here we summarize the conference.
    July 20, 2016
  • 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.
    July 6, 2016
  • Exciting News from IADLEST 2016 Conference
    The International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) 2016 Conference came to a close June 8, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan with attendees and exhibitors from across the nation and world. Here we summarize some exciting news from the conference.
    June 23, 2016
  • Praetorian Digital and Envisage Technologies Announce Collaboration to Streamline Reporting of Training for Law Enforcement Agencies
    Praetorian Digital, the leading digital media company in the public safety and local government market, and Envisage Technologies, developers of the Acadis® Readiness Suite, today announced an exciting new collaboration designed to make tracking of training more efficient and effective for law enforcement.
    June 6, 2016
  • Major County Sheriffs’ Association Endorses IADLEST National Certification Program
    Today, IADLEST announced that the Major County Sheriffs’ Association, which represents sheriff’s departments serving counties or parishes with populations of 500,000 or more, has endorsed the National Certification Program.
    May 3, 2016
  • 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®.
    April 15, 2016
  • A New Era in LEO Training Standards
    On June 1 at its annual conference, IADLEST launched a program that is ushering in a new era in US law enforcement training: the National Certification Program, or NCP. IADLEST’s goal with this new training standard is to have it accepted in all 50 states, effectively calibrating the training standards of police departments across the nation, reducing risks of litigation, raising the quality of training and reducing costs for all parties involved. In this live event and webcast, Mike Becar, Executive Director of IADLEST, moderated a panel discussion with five panelists about what the NCP is and how it will raise the bar of our nation’s law enforcement training.
    June 1, 2015
  • IADLEST unveils Nationals Certification Program and Training Portal for Law Enforcement
    IADLEST unveils its National Certification Program and Training Portal for Law Enforcement, a new program to usher in third-party validation of the quality of law enforcement training.
    June 1, 2015
  • IADLEST partners with Envisage to launch a National Training Certification Program and Portal
    With the initial phase of development completed, Envisage Technologies is ready to launch a new professional learning network designed exclusively for first responders. FirstForward will open privately later this year to a select group of police, fire and EMS departments.
    January 13, 2015
  • Envisage Readies Launch of FirstForward
    Envisage Technologies continued to expand its partnerships and product features in 2014, further establishing itself as the leading software company for the public safety training and compliance industry.
    January 1, 2015
  • Envisage Technologies Partners with Armory Capital
    Envisage Technologies, the leading software company for the public safety training and compliance industry, announced that it received a major investment led by Armory Capital, a family investment office. The new capital will solidify the company’s position as the dominant training and compliance software platform in the law enforcement and public safety sector.
    October 3, 2014
  • Envisage Shares Vision for FirstForward
    With the initial phase of development completed, Envisage Technologies is ready to launch a new professional learning network designed exclusively for first responders. FirstForward will open privately later this year to a select group of police, fire and EMS departments.
    April 22, 2014