By State of Victoria - Department of Justice
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FireReady is the official Victorian Government app for CFA, MFB and DEPI bushfire warnings and information. Download and set up Watch Zones to ensure you receive official warnings and information for your area. See the FAQs at http://firereadyfaq.emergency.vic.gov.au/, watch the FireReady video at http://vimeo.com/81778120 or email FireReadyApp@emergency.vic.gov.au if you need further assistance.
IMPORTANT - if you're receiving a Registration Error you need to ensure that push notifications are enabled specifically for the FireReady app, as follows:
1. Open the device's Settings icon and then select 'Notification Center'.
2. Under 'Access on Lock Screen', check that 'Notifications View' is On (showing as green).
3. Scroll further down and ensure that FireReady is in the list under INCLUDE. Click on it to open it.
4. At the top, set Alert Style as 'Banners' or Alerts'
5. Then ensure that everything in this section is turned On - ‘Badge App Icon’, ‘Sounds’, 'Show in Notification Center', 'Show on Lock Screen’, etc (all should be showing as green).
For iOS 5 and 6:
1. Click on the Settings icon and then select Notifications.
2. Scroll down and ensure that FireReady is in the 'In Notification Centre' section.
3. To change FireReady to be included for notifications, click the FireReady icon and select Notification Centre as On.
4. We recommend that you set Alert Style as 'Banners' or Alerts' and ensure that Sounds and View in Lock Screen are also On.
5. Go back to the FireReady app and select Start Using FireReady. You should now be able to register, create Watch Zones and receive push notifications.
• Live incident map showing all current official warnings, planned burns and other types of incidents across Victoria***
• Simple to use Watch Zones that ensure you get official warnings for your local area. Warnings and information* can then be pushed out to a user's phone when issued by CFA, MFB or DEPI.
• Integration of DEPI planned burns
• GPS integration to determine your current location** and surrounding incidents
• Emergency Warnings, Watch and Act, and Advice information as issued by the CFA, MFB and DEPI
• Share incidents and warnings with friends and family
• View today's Fire Danger Rating map
• View today's Total Fire Ban Status
The FireReady app is just one tool to assist you to access warnings and information about bushfire, however you should never rely on just one information channel. Fire and emergency services use a range of other information channels including SKY TV, Australian Broadcasting Corporation local radio, commercial and some designated community radio stations, Victorian Bushfire Information Line (VBIL) on 1800 240 667, VicEmergency on www.emergency.vic.gov.au and social media channels including CFA Twitter and Facebook.
Please refer to the full T&Cs and Disclaimer within the app for further information, view the FAQs at http://firereadyfaq.emergency.vic.gov.au/ or email the team at FireReadyApp@emergency.vic.gov.au if you need further assistance.
* Your device must have an internet connection to receive warnings and information issued by Victorian fire and emergency services.
** To view your current location, GPS must be switched on and location functionality enabled.
*** Map symbols represent the origin of the fire, not its current location or spread.
What's New in Version 4.0.1
Error message change
I made the mistake of updating to this current version. The first map is very small and the second map very disjointed when I try to re-navigate and/or zoom into the incidents. There are no details as to the size or type of "incident" and I'm finding the whole app very klunky and not overly helpful. I'm going to rely on the CFA website and radio otherwise I'll end up throwing my iPhone 4 out in frustration! ;)
I really liked the old version though!
- Category: News
- Updated: Jan 14, 2014
- Version: 4.0.1
- Size: 4.1 MB
- Languages: English, German, Northern Sami, Spanish
- Seller: State of Victoria - Department of Justice
- © Department of Justice, Victoria
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.