Colorado’s Tallahassee Fire Protection District Announces New Website

TFPD’s new website provides up-to-the-minute news during wildfire season

DENVER--()--During the height of Colorado’s wildfire season, the Tallahassee Fire Protection District (TFPD) is equipping Northwest Fremont County citizens with the latest information through its new website—www.colorado.gov/talxfire. The new website follows the TFPD’s status as a special district in Colorado.

“We used to be a volunteer fire department,” said former Board of Director, Donna Toeroek. “We needed the new website to make it clear to citizens that we’re now a special district, and we wanted the website to reflect the identity of an official, state of Colorado website. The website allows the TFPD, as a Special District, to provide easy-to-find community information and to post important documents.”

TFPD’s website incorporates the latest news about fire danger and conditions on the home page. The District’s fire-restriction stages are prominently displayed along with a Facebook link for more information. In addition, the District’s Twitter feed is integrated into the home page.

The website also ensures that citizens are aware of the ways they can support the TFPD’s mission. It contains information about the formation of the first Auxiliary Committee, and invites neighbors as well as friends to lend their talents. It also promotes the TFPD’s second, annual open house on Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Citizens will be able to meet firefighters, and the TFPD is planning activities for kids.

“Tallahassee Fire Protection District joins the growing number of first responders answering citizens’ demands for comprehensive online information,” said Colorado Interactive President and General Manager, Fred Sargeson. “There’s never a more important time to provide citizens with easy access to critical information than during Colorado’s wildfire season.”

TFPD turned to Colorado Interactive (CI) and the Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) to produce its new website. CI provides digital government services to state agencies, local governments and educational entities through a contract with SIPA — the official internet portal connecting the public with Colorado government. The partnership’s mission allows government leaders to focus on delivering on-demand, digital government solutions without requests for proposals or the use of tax appropriations. The CI/SIPA partnership has benefitted more than 60 special districts and educational organizations in Colorado.

Eligible government entities in need of free website development and hosting as well as payment processing through the Colorado.gov Web portal should contact SIPA.

About Colorado Interactive

Colorado Interactive (CI) is the team behind the official website of the state of Colorado (http://www.colorado.gov) and is overseen by the Statewide Internet Portal Authority. The portal operates through a public-private partnership between the state and CI to help Colorado government entities web-enable their services. CI builds, operates, maintains, and markets Colorado.gov and is part of the digital government firm, NIC (Nasdaq: EGOV).

About SIPA

Established in 2004 by the Colorado General Assembly, the Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) is a self-funded government organization created to be Colorado's single most comprehensive delivery channel for electronic government (eGovernment) services. SIPA strives to accelerate the adoption of efficient and effective eGovernment services by placing more online to benefit Colorado residents. In addition to no-cost websites, payment processing and event registration setup, SIPA provides SaaS technology solutions, consulting and cyber security assessments. Please visit www.colorado.gov/sipa.

About NIC

NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) is the nation’s premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 13,000 digital government services for more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single platform for all government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.

Contacts

Colorado Interactive
Monica SeguraBunch
Marketing, Comms. & Customer Care Manager
W-303.534.3468 x115
C-303.526.8491
Monica.Segura-Bunch@www.Colorado.Gov

Release Summary

The Tallahassee Fire Protection District gives Northwest Fremont County citizens the latest information on its new website www.colorado.gov/talxfire.

Contacts

Colorado Interactive
Monica SeguraBunch
Marketing, Comms. & Customer Care Manager
W-303.534.3468 x115
C-303.526.8491
Monica.Segura-Bunch@www.Colorado.Gov