FEMSA, the Fire and Emergency Manufacturers and Services Association, rang in the new year with a brand new robust and highly functional website with First Arriving dedicated towards driving member communication and easier administration.
FEMSA represents over 130 manufacturers and companies that provide products and services to millions of fire and EMS professionals throughout the world. For 55 years, FEMSA has been committed to strengthening member companies through networking and marketing opportunities, legislative advocacy education, buyer’s guide participation, and events.
First Arriving has been a partner with FEMSA for several years and most recently as their administrative services provider supporting the organization’s meetings and events, communications and marketing, financial reporting, membership management and general administrative support.
“First Arriving created a beautiful website and found us a technical partner that could handle our membership management backend needs. This gives us one solid platform to handle all our FEMSA data and to better handle registrations, newsletters, and member-only information in one place,” said James Long, the outgoing FEMSA President.
While the website has a sleek modern design and added content, the backend functionality allows FEMSA to roll up years’ worth of data stored on a variety of platforms into one system. This will drive member communication, registration, and secured information like the Statistic report that is available to members only.
“I hope everyone who feels a part of the fire service community will visit the new FEMSA.org website. Although we are officially called the Fire and Emergency Manufacturers and Services Association our organization has grown to include manufacturers, dealers and distributors, fire science universities, fire truck builders, public safety media, CFSI, NFPA and the Ontario Fire Chiefs. A full listing of our members as well as news from many of these organizations is provided,” said Long.
Incoming FEMSA President David Russell said that the new site “has so much to see and is dynamic. The navigation is much more interactive and it’s easier to find things. Members will like the upfront design.” Information on government affairs, the buyers’ guide, conference information and newsletters, and archived newsletters, is easier to find.
“This gets us into the current decade of technology,” said Russell.
Companies interested in joining this fire service community can apply online. We invite current members to review and update their company profile, add to the Buyers Guide, submit industry news and sign up for events like Hill Day and CFSI Dinner in April.