I have been tasked with re-designing the Foundation's existing websites and have created additional new websites for the Foundation.
The EveryoneGoesHome.com website was re-launched in May 2006. The site was initially maintained with content, concepts provided by our Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives Program Team. Recently, I have been part of a core group tasked with exploring other ways to enhance the site using audience feedback, brand awareness, E-mail promotion, and development of new site features. Since these the launch of these efforts, we have seen pageviews increase dramatically.
The FireHero.org was re-designed and re-structured to enhance usability. The new design also gives us a solid foundation for adding additional resources for the families and co-workers of fallen firefighters. The new FireHero.org was re-launched in September 2009.
A third website was designed and built for the families of NYC firefighters killed in the line-of-duty. The website was meant to provide information about the programs and resources available to families through the department's Counseling Services Unit (CSU). This website was not used by CSU.
Additional websites have also been created for the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend at weekend.firehero.org and National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournaments at golf.firehero.org.
During my work on the weekend.firehero.org website two videos were created to educate the public, new families of fallen firefighters, and the fire service on what the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend is all about. They can be found on weekend.firehero.org
In addition to my work on the web, I have also been tasked with numerous graphic projects including: web banners, email promotions, flyers, palm cards, invitations, event programs and signage, brochures, posters and other product packaging. I was responsible for designing product packaging for four resource kits that were sent to over 35,000 U.S. fire departments. During the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend and other Foundation events I take photos for use on the web and other promotions of NFFF programs and services. I have also written articles published on the Foundation websites (writing samples available upon request).