Very poor app
Typical official govt app. Just tells you after the fact about fires around you. What’s the point? Should tell us before the fact so people can be prepared. Also does not update. You get old information. A control fire that happened a few days ago will also show on the map. Never seen a poorer app.
Only works on Wifi
The App only seems to work for me when I’m connected to wifi. When I’m connected to 4g, I keep getting a no connection error.
Doesn’t show all fires
The app is not showing a fire at Falls Creek (postcode 2540, 18/3/18) but the NSW RFS website does. Dangerously unreliable.
Very disappointed. Hardly ever updated. I am sitting in smoke, hills all disappeared in smoke, i smell smoke, yet NOTHING on this site within 88km of me......so it says!!Also......I know it is called Fires Near Me, but to be able to put in place I want to travel to would be good. Also to put in HOME so I can see what is goingon at home if away.......then again, why bother it is never up to date. Last year IN a fire on radio & TV here, it was woefully "updated" !!!!! Hours ago each time I looked. ....when I NEEDED to know more. Police evacuated us & this site gave no idea it was so close to us. USELESS really.
Love the app but would love to have the ability back to look up a location other than where I am. I’ve found this very helpful in the past when traveling & deciding which way to go & also talking to friends & relatives who are driving & needing to make a decision but can’t look it up themselves because they’re driving. I would also love in this app or another to be able to look up the fire bans & fire danger levels for different areas.