How do we get started building a great fire department website?
It all starts by selecting a fire company website template and package that best fits your needs. Once selected click the ‘Choose Package’ button on the Packages & Pricing page to complete your purchase. We will then schedule a call where we can iron out as many details as possible to allow us to start building your site. A few of the topics we’ll discuss will be branding (such as colors and logo), what pages do you want, content for those pages and fire company email. Before long you’ll have a website for your fire company that helps with volunteer recruitment, fire department fundraising, community engagement, and more!
Can we make updates to the fire company website ourselves?
Absolutely! Most updates such as adding or removing content and uploading pictures can be made easily through the site dashboard (and we’ll show you how to do it). Want to showcase pictures of your fire apparatus or equipment? No problem! Want to highlight your volunteers firefighters? You’ve got it! Our fire company websites are designed to help make the most common tasks simple!
We don’t want to update our fire company’s website, will you do it?
No problem! If you’d rather we handle site updates for your fire company we’d be happy to take care of it for you. Our Plus and Premium fire company website packages include 1 hour of content updates per month.
What about Email for fire companies?
We want to provide you with the best possible Email experience, from creating new accounts for your volunteers to checking your messages on your phone with ease. Therefore we will set you up with G Suite (formally Google Apps) which is exceedingly more reliable and user-friendly than what other web hosts provide. G Suite is a business class solution from Google that provides Email, calendaring, chat, file sharing and more. The best part is Google offers G Suite free to non-profit organizations.
We look at it like this, if we can provide you with better email why not do it? So we will work with you to set this up, handling all the technical aspects. We will only need you to provide verification to Google that you are an eligible non-profit. If you are not eligible, we’ll work with you to discuss to best approach for your situation.
Do you offer a “members-only” section?
Not in the traditional sense, however we do offer our G Suite Management Service which is exceedingly superior than a typical members-only section on a website – which in our experience is rarely used by members. Google’s G Suite not only provides you with first-rate Email, but also file sharing (with permissions), chat, calendaring and more. Members can access all these services with ease from their smartphones making it far more likely to be utilized.
Does Fireline Hosting take a percentage of donations made through our website?
No! The credit card processors do take a small percentage per transaction but Fireline Hosting does not.