Fire Department Website Design and Hosting
No one understands your organization's needs more than someone who was born and raised into that life
You respond to calls and publish the content you want people to see.
I'll handle the rest.
Does Your Fire Department Website...
If your website appears cut off, off-kilter or doesn’t load at all on a smartphone, then your site is around 3 years behind the market. As of January 2020, mobile phone usage accounted for 48% of website views in North America.
If your website goal is recruitment, sharing important news, or sharing a glimpse inside your department, you are missing out on 48% of potential viewers.
If your website takes more than 5 seconds to load, the possibility that the viewer will leave before reading anything rockets up to nearly 90%.
A contributor or editor should be able to add content to your website with ease. That includes images, videos, surveys, bulletins, notices, etc., and that should happen from either desktop or a mobile device.
Realistically, you can’t share critical information with viewers if the editor has to return to the office, log in, and spend 20 minutes wrestling with the interface in order to post something.
The reality is that the average consumer turns to their smartphone and the internet for nearly all their information.
As a public safety entity, your agency is a source for public information that can be in critical demand.
Websites are a must.
Along with being a web content creator and copywriter, I also happen to be a third generation firefighter in Northeast NJ.
Through many friends and business contacts, I found myself frequenting fire department websites and all too often those sites were outdated in both design and technology, as well as saddled with poorly managed hosting.
Now, I’ve been in the department meetings where no one realistically knows anything about creating a website, let alone hosting it, and that usually means someone gets stuck with it. That person shops around for a little while, looks for references, and decides on a company to create the site.
The problem is, if you don’t know what you’re looking at, and for, how do you know if your website is helping you, or hurting you?
Reliable and fast hosting does not have to cost a fortune, nor does it require moving any mountains. Your site should always remain online and be easily accessible
Citizens expect fire department websites to be easy-to-read, clear, and uncomplicated. You are not selling the latest technology, but keeping people informed.
Your chosen firefighters should be able to add content to the department website with ease, and from nearly anywhere. Any system that cannot do so is useless for public safety.
Your Fire Department Website Design is The Public Face of Your Department.
Would You Leave the Front of Your Firehouse in Disrepair?
Fire department websites need to provide certain services, backed by particular features, wrapped up in a package that conveys trust, professionalism and reliability.
These are just a few of the options I offer to fire departments and other first responder agencies.
I am a web content creator by profession, and stay up-to-date on the latest web design benchmarks
Fire department websites need ease of updating by default for information sharing and recruitment.
Your website will be accessible with any computer or device; and will scale properly.
Your success is my success and first responders are family to me. If I can help, I will.
Has your department been adding content to your existing site for years? Bring it along.
Every site comes with the full Google suite of data tools (Analytics, Search Console, etc.)