Travelers Need Maps! Fires don't heed state lines. Add a map showing fires within a user-specified boundary and you'll have something useful. Also, remove the links to Russian language Twitter users. Activefiremaps' mobile site has a more useful interface for immediate need. We shouldn't have to take a time-consuming test to get local info.
Just links I only give 2 points because it only links you to other websites. It does have information (again websites)linked for "what to do" during and after an wild fire, I did not see an option to get notifications or warnings for my area when fires flare up so, it doesn't do any good not knowing ahead of time where the fires are...and you have to deal with the aftermath... Disappointed
Terrible app I had to review another Red Cross app for a class, so, when I realized that this one might've useful, I expected it to be something similar to the ones my classmates and I looked over. This version is really bad. There's no way to indicate your location, no way together alerts except by being sent to outside links, some of which don't work. Very useless app, really. Needs to be rethought and updated.
Still Utterly Useless Well, thought I would give it another try. Was looking for the "Sand Fire" in Santa Clarita California. Went into Calfire, typed in Santa Clarita. Came up with listing for the "Sand Fire". Clicked on that for details. Got a message saying "This is not a Calfire incident, click on the link above for details". Clicked on "Los Angeles County" link above, and I get...404 error. This folks, is what you can expect from this completely useless app. You're better off just doing a Web search or checking the news!
I realize the app development is ongoing: so, you get an A+ for resourcefully linking to the multiple jurisdictions which fight fires and protect us. I particularily appreciate the GPS maps, with the exact locations (lat & long). By hovering over the fire icons, daily & reading the a.m. & p.m. incident reports I stayed informed on the Lake Fire & when advised, voluntarily evacuated. Thanks to this app, the necessary data links for my homeowner insurance agent were readily accessible for him to reference.
No maps This app Just links to external sites. Would like to see a map within the app to view current wildfire activity near me, or in my state, or within x miles. And would also see within the app any active warnings, watches, or evacuated areas.
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