BLOOMINGTON, Ind., April 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Envisage Technologies 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, from April 15-30, 2016, Envisage has pledged to donate one dollar to NFFF. FirstForward is the nation's first Professional Training Network for first responders. It aggregates training courses, making them readily accessible to first responders across all disciplines. The FirstForward platform includes a private online community in which first responders share insights and best practices. 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 NFFF. They are an amazing organization that aligns with our core values," said Envisage CEO, Ari Vidali. "We are passionate about readiness, increasing the quality and diversity of professional first responder training, and ensuring that every firefighter has access. That is why we launched FirstForward, a space where firefighters 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 NFFF will be based on the number of firefighters and rescue personnel who sign up at www.firstforward.com or at the FirstForward booth (Booth 13113) at the FDIC Conference in Indianapolis, occurring 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.
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.
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