Wildfire App brings info to your fingertips

Alberta’s wildfire information has gone mobile!

Now available in the iTunes store, the free Alberta Wildfire app provides on-the-go updates about wildfires burning in Alberta’s forests.

The bright and simple map pinpoints wildfire locations, size and status. The app’s built-in GPS locator allows users to see their proximity to nearby wildfires, no matter where in the province they are.

Spot a wildfire? With one quick tap, you can report it right from the app.

Users can also get the latest fire ban information on AlbertaFireBans.ca, link to the Alberta Wildfire Info Facebook and Twitter pages, and learn more about wildfires and firefighting.

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While the app is currently only available for Apple products, an Android version is in development for release later this spring.

Wildfire information, including updates on all 10 wildfire management areas, is also available online and via email subscription.

7 thoughts on “Wildfire App brings info to your fingertips

  1. Hello,

    Just wondering where things sit in regards to the release of an Android version of your app. I’ve looked through Google Play and have searched the web to no avail.

    Thank you,
    Quintin Balfour

  2. No worries! I’ve checked – the Android version of the app is currently in production and will be going into initial testing soon. We’re hopeful for a release by the 2014 fire season – so sometime next spring. We’ll definitely be announcing it on the blog and via twitter, so stay tuned. 🙂

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