Fire information

Submitted: Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 13:10
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As the first fire of the season kicks off near us in central Vic, here's a link to a useful fire info map for WA travellers and residents.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-28/myfirewatch-brings-bushfire-information-to-wa-outback/5772860
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Reply By: Member - johnat - Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 20:02

Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 20:02
Great idea, here's a link for NSW ... RFS NSW fire locations
and a national look is at ... Current Fire Locations

OR , Sentinel Hotspot

Well worth bookmarking these!
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Follow Up By: Hilux fan - Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 20:22

Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 20:22
Vic info can be seen at http://www.emergency.vic.gov.au/. There's a link at the bottom of the page for Android and iOs apps.

Tasmania

South Australia

Queensland

ACT

National
ABC Emergency site
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Reply By: Derek Jones - Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 10:43

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 10:43
Department of Emergency Services (WA) also do a warnings page at

http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/alerts/Pages/default.aspx

These messages are directly out of the Incident Control Centre and are the official public notices associated with fires in WA.

For those on the road ABC broadcasts any fire warnings at quarter past and quarter to the hour. These. too, are based on information out of the Incident Control Centre.

Finally WA (like all states) has a State Emergency Warning (SEW) system which allows SMS messages to be broadcast to all mobile phones in a location. This system is based on the location of your phone and not your billing address. For example you live in NSW and are holidaying in WA with a fire in the area and the decision is made to release a SEW. If your phone is on and in range it will receive the message.
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Reply By: River Swaggie - Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 10:57

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 10:57
As I have a Samsung tablet (Android) I always check with the Vic Fire App, you can also use the Fireready App but I prefer the other..

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