Tripepi Smith Collaborates with Santa Clara County Fire Department on Strategic Plan


Santa Clara County Fire Department (SCCFD) tapped Tripepi Smith to assist in the design production of its five-year Strategic Plan. This plan will serve the County from 2023–2027 and act as a guide for the Fire Department to achieve its goals and respond to the needs of their jurisdictions and their communities. The final result can be found here.

Senior Business Analyst Melanie James delivered on the design process. The result was an elegant, accessible document highlighting key topics about SCCFD—including agency mission, vision and values, department programs and services, organizational accomplishments and details of creating the strategic plan.

“We are thankful for Tripepi Smith’s creative support and professional design process. They clearly understand our agency and appreciate the tone and branding we want to convey to our stakeholders,” shared Deputy Chief Dennis Lollie. “Strategic plans can often be tedious documents and Tripepi Smith adeptly turned numbers and details into content accessible to all.”

Team Tripepi Smith supports SCCFD in various communications including community awareness campaign support, civic engagement, and graphic design services.

“SCCFD is dedicated to using effective communications to inform the public and improve public safety for several communities. We were thrilled to continue our work with Santa Clara County Fire Department and assist with their strategic plan,” Melanie James shared. “Our team’s prior experience with SCCFD allowed us to capture the branding of the District while leveraging our creative skills to present this key deliverable with a fresh perspective.”

About Santa Clara Fire Department

In 1947, when the Santa Clara County Central Fire Protection District was formed, the area was rich in fertile farmland and pastures that fueled the region and state through agriculture. The fire service had a simple mission: respond to fires. Over time, the region became a national hot spot for academic pursuit and innovation and the need for single-family dwellings edged out the agricultural way of life. The highly trained people who proudly serve the area’s diverse communities have proven themselves to be a progressive catalyst for the transformation of the fire service as we know it today. Since 2005, the Department has been an accredited agency by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI); currently only 13% of the U.S. population are protected by an accredited agency.

About Tripepi Smith

Tripepi Smith is a California-based marketing, technology and public affairs firm that serves for-profit, nonprofit and public agencies. Its unique mix of marketing and technology prowess provides a competitive advantage to agencies seeking to leverage the internet to achieve their communication goals. The firm provides full content creation services, including: ghost writing, collateral development, photography, video production, aerial imagery, search engine optimization, email marketing campaigns and website design and execution. Tripepi Smith clients include: City of American CanyonCity of Culver CityCity of CupertinoCity of Daly CityCity of DuarteCity of Grover BeachCity of Santa PaulaCity of Indian WellsCity of La Cañada FlintridgeCity of Lake ForestCity of LivermoreCity of NapaCity of ParamountCity of TracyCalChoice Energy AuthorityCalifornia Joint Powers Insurance AuthoritySanta Clara County Fire DepartmentCosta Mesa Sanitary DistrictRowland Water DistrictCalifornia City Management FoundationRenne Public Law GroupWest Coast Arborists and Climatec.