Ocean City VFC Debuts New Website & Recruitment Video
Ocean City, Maryland – (March 22, 2019): The Ocean City Fire Department’s volunteer division has launched a new website and debuted a recruitment video in hopes of attracting new members. Along with recruitment of general membership in the division, the new website and video aim to increase interest in the division’s various programs including the Cadet Program, Ride Along Program, and the Live-In Program.
“It has been years since we updated our website and it was time for a fresh, more engaging look,” commented Retention and Recruitment Coordinator Christine Bennett. “Not only is the site more user friendly but it focuses on recruitment by making information more understandable and easier to find.”
Designed by firefighter Brooks Layton of Chief Technologies, the website’s new home page features more news stories with links for additional photos, as well as links to the department’s social media sites. In addition, the site features an updated calendar of events, new information pages for membership, an easy to use contact form, and added new information for the department’s various programs.
Along with the new website is the debut of a four-and-a-half-minute recruitment video. The video was filmed and produced internally by Firefighter Cesar Campos, an active firefighter and owner of Campos Media. Campos has been a volunteer member for four years and used his knowledge and expertise to highlight the very unique components of Ocean City’s Volunteer Fire Company.
“Not only is this video a great way to recruit for new members, but it is a great promotional tool to highlight all of the wonderful things we do on the volunteer side of the Ocean City Fire Department,” Bennett continued. “Several officers and members contributed to this effort and I am really proud of the outcome.”
The video can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/OCMDFD