GEORGETOWN — John Guilfoil Public Relations LLC is pleased to announce the 2023 availability of FirePermits.com®, a one-stop turnkey solution to fire department open burning and other permitting needs. The annual subscription price includes a standalone burn management system, mapping system and one-click “on/off” daily burning depending on weather conditions and state rulings.
Now in its fourth year, we are proud to report that FirePermits.com® is now in use in multiple states, including Massachusetts, Michigan and Missouri and has saved thousands of phone calls and inquiries to fire stations regarding outdoor burning.
Fire departments can get ahead of next year’s open burning season NOW by signing up today at www.firepermits.com for a FirePermits.com® subscription for the 2023 open burning season. At a budget friendly municipal rate of $999 per season, FirePermits.com® can be fulfilled by a purchase order/invoice or paid immediate by credit card.
On Sept. 13 at 1 p.m., the staff at JGPR will host an informational webinar showcasing the capabilities of the product. An exclusive offer and discount will be offered to participants in the webinar. Click here to register for the free webinar with no obligation to buy the product!
The FirePermits.com® portal includes optional integration with UniPay, allowing municipalities to accept credit card payments directly into their government bank accounts.
“The FirePermits.com® product checked all of the boxes for open burning that I was looking for. It’s a no nonsense program that gets the job done,” said Fire Chief Don Stats of the North Reading, Massachusetts. “The customer service team was always quick and ready to address any questions or concerns. I would recommend this product without hesitation to my peers and colleagues.”
“Having an online system to manage our burn permits has improved the application and permit activation process for East Bridgewater residents. In addition, having a map overview online of daily burns has been a great way to get a bird’s eye overview of burn activity that day,” said Chief Timothy Harhen of the East Bridgewater, Massachusetts Fire Department.
Once registered, a FirePermits.com® site for your agency can be launched in 72 hours with a custom website address and customized branding. For more information about the product, a customer service representation can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FirePermits.com® is a one-stop turnkey solution geared towards simplifying the burn permit application process for both fire departments and their constituents. The platform offers the following features:
- Web portal unique to each individual fire department;
- Contactless permit application and auto-approval process (upon request) that is COVID-19 compliant;
- Easy and intuitive permit manager that allows the admin to view a permit holder’s name, burn location and burn status in a moment;
- Color coded map provides active burn information at a moment’s glance;
- Easy-to-update homepage notification about daily burn conditions;
- Quickly disable burn permit activation when conditions don’t allow;
- Permit holders update their burn status right on the site—no more fielding phone calls.
- Seamless integration with Massachusetts’ most popular municipal bank partner, UniBank.
Content. Strategy. Standards. With the philosophy that every police and fire department and government agency deserves effective communications and public relations on the same scale as major corporations, John Guilfoil Public Relations provides clear, concise written materials, communications strategy, website development, marketing materials, branding and crisis management services for its clients and responds to breaking news incidents for more than 400 police and fire departments, public schools, municipal governments and nonprofits in nine states. Since its founding, JGPR has received more than a dozen regional and national awards for public affairs, crisis management and media relations work. The company is based in Georgetown, Massachusetts and was founded in 2013 by John Guilfoil, a former Boston Globe staff reporter who served as deputy press secretary for the late Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. Learn more about the company’s offerings and philosophy online at jgpr.net.