We’re just one week into the 2014 season – which means there’s still lots of time to get informed and prepared. Downloading the Alberta Wildfire app is a great way to stay updated about wildfires in your area.
In fact, it’s so great that it’s our mission to make it accessible for as many people as possible. And that’s why we’re so happy to announce the release of a version for Android users, available in the Play store.
Just like the Apple version, this free app provides on-the-go updates about wildfires burning in Alberta’s forests. Just some of the cool features:
- A bright and easy-to-navigate map pinpoints wildfire locations, size and status.
- A built-in GPS locator allows you to see what wildfires are closet to you – no matter where in the province you are.
- Spot a wildfire? With one quick tap, you can report it right from the app, toll free, 24/7.
Don’t forget – if you don’t have a Smartphone (or don’t have it with you), you can also check the status of your area on our Wildfire Status map.
Don’t forget to check https://albertafirebans.ca/ for fire bans before you head out this summer. And check out @ABGovWildfire and The Alberta Wildfire Info Facebook page to learn more about wildfires and firefighting.