This is an app for detecting and monitoring wildfires. The app sends you a notification when a fire/hotspot has been detected by satellite-based systems within a geographic region that you choose.
QUICK START: Open app and tap on "Fires near me"
Fire/hotspot alerts are based on information from the VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) I-Band 375 m Active Fire Data product published by NASA's Fire Information for Resource Management System.
To use the app, first you define the area you're interested in by selecting an area on a map. Then the app starts monitoring that area, and you get a notification when a fire/hotspot is detected within your area. Regular monitoring continues even when the app is not currently in use.
This app works in all locations worldwide.
★ Get warnings for unreported fires/hotspots
★ Track position and movement of existing wildfires
★ Monitor facilities/equipment in remote locations
• Natural resource managers
• Public utilities and telecom providers
• Anyone living or working in wildfire-prone areas
The VIIRS system is a scanning radiometer instrument deployed on the Suomi-NPP polar-orbiting satellite that orbits the earth daily and continually scans the earth's surface for fires/hotspots.
This app uses the VIIRS 375m active fire product, which is in its first release. Its active fire algorithms are still being refined by the NASA VIIRS science team, which investigates data issues such as omissions and false alarms. NASA reports that the current data is considered good enough quality for use in fire management applications.