Wildfires by American Red Cross
By American Red Cross
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Be ready for wildfire with Wildfire by the American Red Cross. Get the latest state-by-state Wildfire news, prepare your family, home and pets, let loved ones know that you are safe even if the power is out – a must have for anyone who lives in an area that is susceptible to wildfires or has loved ones that do.
Ahora disponible en español.
• Easy to use Spanish language toggle to switch translation directly inside the app.
• Step-by-step instructions let you know what to do even before/during/after wildfires, even if no data connectivity.
• Wildfire News section with state-by-state links to all fire-fighting agencies’ Twitter feeds and websites ensuring the most recent developments on current wildfires.
• Click-to-call access to your state’s 511 network for the latest traffic information in case of evacuation
• Let family and friends know you are okay with the customizable “I’m Safe” alert for Facebook, Twitter, email and text.
• Find open Red Cross shelters in your area when you need help.
• Stay safe when the lights are out with the Toolkit, including a strobe light, flashlight and audible alert functions.
• Prepare for the worst by learning how to assemble an emergency kit for your family in the event of power outage or evacuation.
• Empower your family to stay safe and remain calm in an emergency by learning how to make and practice an emergency plan.
• Earn badges that you can share with your friends and show off your wildfire knowledge with interactive quizzes.
What's New in Version 2.0.4
• General bug fixes
• Stability and performance improvements
I can't trust this app. There was a forest fire less than 500 yards away from my home. It burned 280+ acres. It was worked for 2 days. It was never reported on this app. Be cautious.
Complete app. Got everything you need to learn about wildfires, how to prepare for them and when one is happening near you. I did notice that there was some delay between when the Santa Barbara fire started and when it appeared in my alerts. However the app did say it gets the alerts from InciWeb.org, and I did see that it took a while to post to InciWeb. Once it did though, I got the alert immediately. So, I'm not faulting the Red Cross on that. Very well done!
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- Category: Weather
- Updated: Oct 14, 2014
- Version: 2.0.4
- Size: 25.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: American Red Cross
- Copyright © 2012 American Red Cross
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.