About the Client
In a merger between two departments in October 1996, the Sheldon Community Fire and Rescue was established. It serves a district of 80 square miles and serve a community of approximately 30,000 residents. It has has two fire stations and a staff of 60. The 80 square miles covered by the department starts at the North Sam Houston Parkway East at Lockwood Drive, south to North Channel, east to the San Jacinto River, and west to Sheridan Road.
SheldonFD.org around 2007. This is completely image-based and not SEO-optimized.
We were approached by the department to bring its outdated, image-based web site into the 21st Century. They required the ability to issue updates and warnings (burn bans, etc.) to the community, a calendar, and a way for the community to contact the fire department.
We chose CMS Made Simple to drive the site due to its extremely friendly and intuitive user interface. The firemen would be updating the site on their own. We gave them a custom design and installed several modules to add more functionality to the site.
Integral to the design would be a Maltese cross, the universal symbol for firemen. They wanted a rich and colorful design. We gave them this, which they approved, with a few minor tweaks.
Bringing it All Together
The fire department has been quite pleased with the new site and they are easily able to update the site on their own.
In addition to creating the site, we also created custom business cards for the Fire Chief and his administrative staff.