ReportFires app helps users to make informed and timely responses to wildfires. It helps one to
-get notification of wildfires in one's area
-report wildfire quickly by simple map clicks
-receive wildfire alerts detected by LookOut wildfire detection service (for LookOut users only)
User will receive real-time notifications of wildfires, in his/her city, reported by other users. User can view the wildfire location in the main map interface.
User can quickly report wildfires by simple map clicks. User can take and upload photos to provide more situational information about the wildfires.
It is a crowdsourcing app for users to report fire locations. The red flame icon represents the reported fire location. The system will turn the flame icon to a grey color after 6 hours and will dismiss the icon after 48 hours. There are two statuses of any fire reported:
-pending: the fire reported is not verified
-verified: when authorized user verified it
There are three user types that all can receive and report wildfire information:
-Public user: can report wildfire with 10km distance
-Registered user: can report wildfire with 15km distance
-Authorized user: can report wildfire within 100km distance. Can access the images reported and detected. It is for local government authority only. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Wildfire information reported by the ReportFires app is also publicly available at reportfires.roboticscats.com.
ReportFires is not meant as a replacement for local evacuation alerts and information.