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ISFSI and the First Forward program

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  • ISFSI and the First Forward program

    Hello All, This is a request to see if anyone out there has had any working experience with this new program. As I understand it, the program does not supersede IFSAC or Pro board certs but establishes a new category that will be transportable across state lines and jurisdictions.
    I do not see how a new third certification entity will be able to grant reciprocity to the many of us who may want to move but don't want to start our educations all over again.
    I understand this was just started in this past year but maybe I am missing something.
    Here are a few links for those curious. FirstForward.org

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    FirstForward.com Apologies monkey thumbs.


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      Just wanted to chime in here to share a little more information about the Fire TCP program that was created by ISFSI and FirstForward. You are correct, the Fire TCP program is not meant to supersede either IFSAC or Proboard, particularly because it is intended as a certification for continuing education courses. We understand that transferability is one of the biggest challenges in training for the fire service, and while Fire TCP will not entirely solve this problem, it is a positive step in that direction. The technology (FirstForward, the first responder training marketplace) allows firefighters to create a portable training record that can be shared with departments at the choice of the individual firefighter. It digitally tracks the training and credentials of each firefighter, and the individual can opt in to making that record visible to other members. In this way, all of your records become portable and easy-to-share as desired. In addition, the certification from ISFSI, which is the Fire TCP certification, is a mark of the highest quality training, exceeding state standards for continuing education courses. Once a course has this certification, departments will be able to easily recognize it as high-quality training.

      You will not need to re-start your education by any means. What Fire TCP offers is a path forward, knowing that training you take in the future to maintain credentials or further train for your career is the highest quality. You can learn more at FireTCP.org.


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