FireReady

FireReady


FireReady is the official Victorian Government app for CFA, MFB and DEPI bushfire warnings and information. Download FireReady 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 [email protected] if you need further assistance.
IMPORTANT - if you're receiving a message asking you to turn on notifications, you need to ensure that push notifications are enabled specifically for the FireReady app. The steps for this may vary depending on your device model and version of Android, but should be similar to this:
1. Open your device's Settings
2. Select Applications
3. Select Manage Applications
4. Choose FireReady from the list there
5. At the top of the screen, there is a tick box that says 'Show Notifications'. Ensure it is ticked.

Main Features:
• 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 are 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. You must have your location functionality switched on and GPS enabled.
• Emergency Warnings, Watch & 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, ABC local radio, some commercial and 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 Terms & Conditions and Disclaimer within the app for further information, view the FAQs at http://firereadyfaq.emergency.vic.gov.au/ or email the team at [email protected] if you need further assistance.

* Your device must have an internet connection and have GPS location services turned on to receive warnings and information issued by Victorian fire and emergency services.
** Map symbols represent the origin of the fire, not its current location or spread.

What's New in Version 4.0
• More reliable
• Faster and easier to use
• Lower battery usage

What's New in Version 4.0.1
• Fix for HTC One devices
• Error message change

What's New in Version 4.0.2
• Fire type and size will now display where possible
• Ability to set smaller watch zones
• Fixes to Android 4.0 display issues
• Improvements to date and time functionality in warnings and incidents
• Other minor changes to text, error messaging and layouts

Recent changes:
What’s New in Version 4.0.4

Made the following improvements
· Fixed issue with display of Google maps
· Better handling of upgrades to new versions of Android, reducing the chances of losing previous configurations of watchzones and settings
· Changes to ensure that watchzones are correctly deleted
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About FireReady
FireReady is the official Victorian Government app for CFA, MFB and DEPI bushfire warnings and information. Download FireReady 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 [email protected] if you need further assistance.
IMPORTANT - if you're receiving a message asking you to turn on notifications, you need to ensure that push notifications are enabled specifically for the FireReady app. The steps for this may vary depending on your device model and version of Android, but should be similar to this:
1. Open your device's Settings
2. Select Applications
3. Select Manage Applications
4. Choose FireReady from the list there
5. At the top of the screen, there is a tick box that says 'Show Notifications'. Ensure it is ticked.

Main Features:
• 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 are 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. You must have your location functionality switched on and GPS enabled.
• Emergency Warnings, Watch & 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, ABC local radio, some commercial and 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 Terms & Conditions and Disclaimer within the app for further information, view the FAQs at http://firereadyfaq.emergency.vic.gov.au/ or email the team at [email protected] if you need further assistance.

* Your device must have an internet connection and have GPS location services turned on to receive warnings and information issued by Victorian fire and emergency services.
** Map symbols represent the origin of the fire, not its current location or spread.

What's New in Version 4.0
• More reliable
• Faster and easier to use
• Lower battery usage

What's New in Version 4.0.1
• Fix for HTC One devices
• Error message change

What's New in Version 4.0.2
• Fire type and size will now display where possible
• Ability to set smaller watch zones
• Fixes to Android 4.0 display issues
• Improvements to date and time functionality in warnings and incidents
• Other minor changes to text, error messaging and layouts

Recent changes:
What’s New in Version 4.0.4

Made the following improvements
· Fixed issue with display of Google maps
· Better handling of upgrades to new versions of Android, reducing the chances of losing previous configurations of watchzones and settings
· Changes to ensure that watchzones are correctly deleted

User reviews of FireReady
Great intention - lousy delivery. The app is sluggish on my HTC Desire HD often pausing for no apparent reason leaving me to wonder if the app actually registered the fact I'd touched something. The interface also leaves much to be desired with the two most important features of the application being hidden in the menu. But interface issues aside, it will be an invaluable app for people in fire prone areas. Rumour has it that Fuel Reduction burns managed by DSE will soon be added as well.
Jan 12, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jan 11, 2015
UNRELIABLE I have both App and android versions, info varies between them. CFA info often takes more than 30 minutes to reach system. If you are relying in this for evacuation information, it MAY arrive in time to explain why you have burnt to death!
A Google User
Jan 10, 2015
A must have Very informative
A Google User
Jan 9, 2015
Fire ready
A Google User
Jan 8, 2015
Worse than nothing I had the app on my phone so was confused when I found out there had been a fire near my home and I hadn't been notified. When I opened the app it turns out it had somehow deleted the watch zone I had set up previously. Luckily the fire was contained and didn't destroy my home but this app is worse than nothing as it gives you a false sense of security. And now it won't let me set up a watch zone around my home when i open it. Worst app I've ever had and it is the one I want to work the most.
A Google User
Jan 8, 2015
An unsafe and unusable 'application'. I cannot fathom that any government agency could sanction such a terrible and buggy application. Maps are slow to load, the UI is impossible to navigate and l receive incident notifications hours after the events. Worse than ever and just in time for summer........