to our Virtual Fire Station. Make yourself at home and
allow us to introduce ourselves and share with you
what we offer in terms of
online communications tools and service.
The volunteer fire
service is an ever evolving trade that has it's roots
deeply embedded in the history of our great country.
When Benjamin Franklin
first came up with the thought to protect the
people of the new country he could not have had an idea
where we would be today.
The first volunteer
fire department began in Philadelphia in 1736..........
Fast forward to the
270 years of
Volunteer Fire Service in the United States of America,
a long proud tradition of selflessness and community
firefighters, both men & women, young & old are a huge
family of diverse backgrounds who share common bonds of
protecting the communities in which we live & work.
histories are steeped in proud traditions
Our mission at
FireForums is to Preserve the Proud traditions ,
document the current events and help bring together the
Brothers and sisters of the Volunteer Fire Departments
through the use of web-based communication tools and
portray to the public the true images of these brave men
and women in a visual multimedia format.
- Photo &
calendars of Events & Fundraisers
Newsletters & Bulletins pertaining to Volunteer
Firefighters & Departments
- Logo design,
flyer creation & marketing
Apparatus & Member Photography
FireForums was founded by 12 year volunteer FireFighter
Tony Donato, Safety Officer for the Chester NY Fire
Department and his two firefighting sons Anthony jr. and
Chris. All three of us are members of the Sugar
Loaf Engine Company.
They work daily on
honing the look and administering the workings of sites
they have designed for FD's such as
Warwick, NY & their home
We have donated and
are currently designing the web presence for the soon to
open, Orange County Volunteer Museum, in Montgomery, NY.
We hope to, in the near future, design and donate a
multi-media, History of Orange County Fire Companies
kiosk to the museum.
Tony's background is
as a web professional and graphic artist. He has
designed many local websites, created ads for magazines
and designs and maintains web-based e-commerce and
communication tools for business and pleasure.
-click here to see some of the
are proud to share the kind words Chiefs & firefighters
have said about our services!
Chief Frank Corkum Warwick, NY FD Car 1
Just wanted to
pass on that from myself and the members, we are
totally impressed with the site. Far better that we
had expected when we first thought about creating a
site. We are also excited about how things are
progressing. There is always something new to look
Our car-2’s old
dept. in Long Island spent a ton on their site, and
it is no where near as goods as ours.
Kudo’s to you
Also, we are very
comfortable having a firefighter design it rather
than a “techie” that doesn’t share our values.
Past Chief Bob Capone
of Chester Fire Department writes:
I am extremely pleased that you introduced our
Department to the web. The forums alone are a great
communication tool for us and I personally read them
many times a week.
So far as the public website, we have had many
compliments from people and it seems to be a great PR
tool and a way to share updated information with the
Thanks again for getting us up and running and educating
us on use these useful tools!
Past Chief Chester, NY FD