Good but have suggestions Cant save the map so shows the same location and zom ratio next time have to click gps to centre my loc then press screen to see zoom buttons then zoom 6 times. When click fires button fires often listed by street only no suburb mentioned. No option to receive alerts. Not always up to date. Glendale nsw fire wss showing 1ha for many many hours and then finally updated to show 100 ha but didnt know how close to my house as no shaded area showing burnt section. Good if saved manually entered loc.
Unfortunately, this app is only as good as the rfs people who input information into it; inaccurate information causes unnecessary stress, and could endanger lives. Fire often spontaneously disappear off the app (even large, out of control ones) or are reported to be in the wrong area. For example, a fire that is reported to be in freemans reach and simultaneously maroota? Not possible? Perhaps the RFS should have someone checking data for accuracy prior to releasing it to the app and the web...
Extremely useful for those like me that live in a semi rural area with many large trees & nearby state forests. Regular checking could allow early exit from a seriously dangerous situation. I would recommend it to anyone living in country areas particularly.
Tablets without GPS Great applet, but please can it have an option to allow users to manually set "My Location"? Not all mobile devices come with GPS or 3G. Our tablet uses WiFi, via home 3G or tethering to mobile for data updates.
Good basic app for seeing which fires are nearby. Really needs the ability to push a notification to users when a fire is nearby, otherwise you have to keep checking the app to see if fires are close or load it up when you smell smoke. Have lived in Victoria and used the FireReady CFA app which you can set proximity alerts for multiple locations (good if you have a 2nd property or concerned about a relative), very handy feature.
Was better when it had the black areas The black overlay on the map to show how far the fire has spread recently vanished. A small point marker tells me little of how close a massive fire is or to have any idea how rapidly it is spreading.