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South Whatcom County Fire Authority, including six fire station locations, serves the community by providing efficient fire and emergency life safety services. Their protection spans suburban and rural areas, wilderness recreational regions, and interstate transportation routes.

Online challenge: Their previous website was outdated, ordinary, and did not offer ways to store meeting minutes or public documents. Furthermore, they wanted a site that would be easy to update and maintain as it was expanded.

Web solution: With the help of Accent45, the Fire Authority website includes a quick-loading homepage with a layout that emphasizes the top priorities and latest SWFA announcements. Each page features the “Burn Ban” status, and the process of turning the warning on or off is easily done in one location in the site editor. To make documents easier to upload onto the website, files are stored on web server with unlimited capacity. Because most calls received were requests for public records, Accent45 included a virtual form that allows visitors to make requests directly, all online.

Features contributed:

  • Burn Ban status ~ posted on all pages, easily change status by staff in one location
  • Website notifications ~ successfully delivering online inquiries and filters  unwanted spam
  • Custom icons & elements ~ quick reference user interface, and station
  • Calendar schedule sync ~ view availability and book conference meeting spaces in your Bellingham area


"We enjoyed working with Michelle very much. Our new website that she designed met all of our requests. Michelle was professional, timely and responsive during the design. Her insights and creativity guided us to a product that serves our organization and our community far better than our previous website. I highly recommend Accent45 "
--- Rod Topel, Fire Chief, South Whatcom Fire Authority

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