First Arriving has launched ten websites for fire & EMS departments across the country over the last few months, significantly improving those organizations’ recruitment and fund raising capabilities, improving engagement with their communities and enhanced communication tools
Scroll through the photo gallery below to learn how each project improved each departments’ online presence and worked to meet their specific goals.
Branchville (MD) Volunteer Fire Company #11
Over at Branchville Volunteer Fire Company #11, the department goes on nearly 4500 calls annually and the department needed a website that would best serve the community. The department’s website features latest fire service-related news at the beginning so that community members can be quickly informed about what has been going on in the area. In addition to a new website, Branchville VFC also utilizes First Arriving’s digital dashboards to further enhance their communication efforts.
View Branchville’s website at: https://www.bvfco11.com/
Fairmount (NY) Fire Department
Fairmount Fire Department‘s new user-friendly website connects site visitors to the department’s social media accounts, fire safety resources and a link on how to support the department through Amazon Smile. These features on the account will help the department reach its goals of community support and awareness of important fire-related information. The station also has internal facing digital dashboards through First Arriving to connect their 70+ members and spread necessary information.
Check out their website at: https://www.fairmountfd.com/
Berwyn Heights (MD) Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad
Community members will be able to actively engage with the Berwyn Heights Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad updated website. The website now highlights any major news, recruitment information, fire safety tips, and showcases their fleet nicknamed the “No Hose Nation.” These additions will keep the community informed of the work that the Berwyn Heights department does.
Check out their website at: https://bhvfd14.org/
The Cave Springs Fire Department has been working on its recruitment efforts and they sought out First Arriving to create a website that would uniquely represent the department and attract diverse potential members. Cave Spring Fire Department also has utilized First Arriving’s video production and recruitment campaigns and strategy to boost their department’s volunteer presence.
Check out their website at: https://www.cavespringfire.org/
Long Meadow (MD) Volunteer Fire Department
It was a team effort in launching Long Meadow Volunteer Fire Department’s website. The collaboration between multiple members of the department and First Arriving led to a website that positively represented the work that CHVFD does for the its community. The site aims to attract potential volunteers to support the more than 4000 households Long Meadow VFD responds to.
Check out Long Meadow’s site here: https://www.longmeadowfire.com/
East Rutherford (NJ) Fire Department
A simple updated site fit the needs of the East Rutherford Fire Department well. The members of the 125-year-old department wanted to create a site that maintained the rich history of the department. The web page connected the stations social media and highlighted all the important news and events going on.
Check out their website at: https://www.eastrutherfordfire.org/
Church Hill (MD) Volunteer Fire Company
The updated website for the Church Hill Volunteer Fire Company brings a refreshing change to the department’s online presence. The mobile and desktop friendly website will feature up-to-date information about the department, such as construction updates and recruitment efforts. The department uniquely features the ability to listen live to the department’s calls, as well as stats on the year-to-date incidents.
Browse their website at: https://www.chvfd5.com/
Riverdale Heights (MD) Volunteer Fire Department
Riverdale Heights Volunteer Fire Department website has been changed to become more visually appealing and to showcase their fleet. All these updates were made to aid the department’s recruitment efforts. Riverdale Heights has utilized First Arriving’s digital dashboards to enhance internal news sharing, as well as video production and recruitment strategy to draw in volunteers to their department.
Check out their website at: http://www.rhvfd13.com/
Wilson County (TX) District 1 Fire & Rescue
Wilson County District 1 Fire & Rescue‘s new site is more accessible to desktop and mobile site visitors. Community members can now easily access the department’s site from wherever, which will, in turn, help make the community more engaged with what’s going on in the department.
Check out their website at: https://www.district1fire.com/
New Baltimore (VA) Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company
At the New Baltimore Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, First Arriving created a bright website that follows the department’s colors. Along with a new design, donation information has been placed a priority so that site viewers can be directed to learning more on how to support NBVFRC. The new design also features an expansive fire safety section, which is easily accessible for all community members.
View their site at: https://www.nbvfrc.org/