This application is designed to provide up to date information about bush fire data in Victoria, Australia for iPhone, iPad and iPod users.
It utilises data from the Victorian Country Fire Authority/Victorian Department of Sustainability data feeds on fires, wind data from the Bureau of Meteorology with your current location provided by the iPhone GPS.
Using this information the application is able to provide a list of fires showing the nearest ones first, helping you to understand your current situation.
The information is reliant on both the accuracy of the iPhone GPS and the data recorded on the CFA's website.
This application does not cache any data, so Internet access (either Wireless. 3G or GPRS) is required to access the data.
We have enabled this application for the iPod Touch as well, but note that the GPS location and therefore distance from the fire may be unreliable.
Be aware that while P4G has utilised "best efforts" to provide this information to you, it is not intended to replace other sources of information on the fire situation near you. Also remember that fire and weather can change quickly.
All data is provided Copyright from the Victorian Country Fire Authority and the Victorian Department of Sustainability.
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Fixed a defect where Emergency Warnings were not being shown
Ratings and Reviews
Brilliant app. Reliable, informative, everything you need.
All the information you need, in a fast reliable app. Far superior to fireready and vicemergency.
If you want a fire app that loads well with a poor mobile signal ( typical in hilly high fire danger country), includes fire info., wind (essential), even fire hotspot info., is simple to use (I have found this critical when there are fires nearby, because you start getting stressed and have many fast decisions and actions to take), does alerts, sorting, filtering, etc., nothing beats this.
I'd be happy to pay serious money for this app because I continue to depend on it.
The Government apps have been more than disappointing.
Comprehensive and clear
VicFires gives me a large amount of information in useable format. I can see what is happening around the state while restricting my notifications to just my watch zone.
As a plus I also found the support to be quick and friendly.
Good Go To app particularly in fire season.
I used this app before Vic Emergency was created. It was excellent. It is still good although Vic emergency seems to have taken the map feature which I liked. It would be good if the app could include when local fire restrictions are in place and when they are lifted, maybe by using postcodes. Could also be good if we could use the app to report intended burning off on a property. We currently do this via phoning.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.