I have been patiently waiting for the news of MDFireNews.com being online for a little while. A friend of mine has created the site and it promises to be pretty decent and full of firefighter coverage for the Maryland and DC Metro area. Alas, the web site went live a couple of days ago, the press release is below.
They should have plenty of fresh content, since all STATter911.com covers is stories related to DC AND Ambulances.
MDFireNews.com – Maryland & DC’s #1 Fire News Resource, Website Goes Live
Annapolis, Maryland: August 16th, 2013 – Maryland Fire News releases new website to increase their public outreach past social networking. For the past year, we have been using different social media platforms to keep our followers updated on the happenings in the fire service and now we are fortunate enough to bring it all together into a website.
Our website is the one stop shop to see who is going to what fires in the area, sales of apparatus, link to live audio, live-in programs, upcoming events and more. We look forward to increasing our public outreach by keeping the site updated daily and using different social media platforms to engage with our followers. One on one interaction with our followers is a huge goal to keep on top of.
The website is broken up into a few areas: Fire Regions, News and Events, Features, Market Place, Resources and Profiles.
Fire Regions – This tab is broken into 6 different areas of the state. Each region has a few counties under it where you can find information out about fires. These regions are broken down into the following:
- Baltimore Metro (covering Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford and Howard Counties)
- North/Western (covering Carroll, Frederick, Washington, Allegany and Garrett Counties)
- Upper Eastern Shore (covering Cecil, Kent, Queen Annes, Talbot and Caroline Counties)
- Lower Eastern Shore (covering Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties)
- DC Metro (Washington DC, Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties)
- Southern Maryland (Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties)
News and Events – Under this tab we will be covering some local and national news. We will also help advertise upcoming events for organizations.
Features – This is the tab that you can go to, to find live audio links. You can bookmark this page and click on the area you want. The links bring you to Broadcastify.com. There will also be a gallery under this tab which will allow people to view the past Cover Photo Kings. A cover photo king is a contest run through our Facebook page to become the banner on Facebook, Twitter and the website. This is the reason why we do not have a permanent banner on our website.
Market Place- Does your department want exposure for selling your apparatus? This is the place where you will want to be! Contact us to help your department sell your apparatus. You can also find information on businesses under our Business Directory. Here, you can search for a different variety of businesses involved in the fire service. We also have a store that is being worked on as we wait for our t-shirt designs to come in.
Resources- the Live-in Program tab will bring you to a page where companies advertise their departments as Maryland has the most live-in programs across the nation. The live-in program involves departments searching for individuals to live in their firehouse and staff their apparatus. Here you can also find employment opportunities for anyone who announces something somewhat local. All our followers need to do is visit the page and just click the link for whoever is hiring.
Profiles – This will be a place where individuals can learn about departments from around the state. A new profile will be added each week.
In closing, we made the website to share information with people across the internet. We here at Maryland Fire News wanted to make a site that brings all the information for the fire service in the state together. You can find us on Facebook (Maryland Fire News), Twitter (@MDFireNews), Instagram (@MDFireNews) and Snapchat (MDFireNews). We love interaction with our followers so contact us on any of the different social media platforms and we will be sure to get back to you!
If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please contact us via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to check out our site http://www.mdfirenews.com/ !