If you need a public Bulleting Board for your FD website, you can get one free at http://usfire.org.

Having a bulletin board on this site has several benefits:
1) Your board visitors will have one-click access to up-to-the-minute news, photos, links, RSS feeds and much more - all related to the US Fire service.
2) Since your board will be part of a larger Forum, you should see more traffic.
3) Your exisitng website can be placed on our "Web Links' page for more traffic as well.
4) You'll still be able to moderate the board, without need to install, maintain, or update any software.
5) You'll be part of a growing web community dedicated to helping the US Fire service share information.

More details at http://usfire.org/smf/index.php?topic=93.0