Bug - Location permissions are on for the app, still won't allow me to set up push or text notifications, saying location services are off. Yes, I've tried restarting. Kind of a useless app if you can't get notifications.
I love the information I read on the app,the 2 problems I have and that is I don't live in California I just like keeping informed. The push alerts are useless to me, the other problem is the app sticks and its hard to get the incident map on.
First the good: When the information is posted, it's reliable. The bad: Not all major fires get reported, or in a timely fashion. HOWEVER, understand that over-tasked people are responsible for updating the fire information. You can't expect up to the hour updates when the primary focus is stopping the fire. Secondly, this is for CalFire incident reporting, not smaller municipal or city departments. It's nice that CalFire even takes the time to update on major fires not under their jurisdiction. The annoying: Apparently no matter what I do, my location is permanently defaulted to Sacramento...
We have had 3or 4 fires about 10 miles away from us and have never been alerted. It is supposed to alert us if the fire is within 30 miles. This app is useless.
This app is junk. We have several fires within 5 miles of our house and not a single notification. If you think you are safe because you have not had an alert, you could be dead before you know it.
This app helped us a great deal last summer when we had a very large month long fire about 8 miles away. It also helped us identify is smoke we smelled was from a new fire or smoke drift.
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