UpgradeUpg to the new VicEmergency app today
WITH warmer weather drying the countryside, now is the time to download the new VicEmergency app and get ready for the summer season.
The VicEmergency app replaces the FireReady app, which was switched off last Friday, and is now available to download from the App Store or Google Play.
The new VicEmergency app provides Victorians with access to warnings and incidents for fires, floods, storms, earthquake, tsunamis and water safety, and will work alongside the new VicEmergency hotline and upgraded VicEmergency website this summer.
VicEmergency app allows users to create a profile and set up watch zones to enable access to tailored information across multiple devices including mobile phones, tablets and the VicEmergency website. New features include:
incident and warning notifications for all emergencies;
user profile that enables simultaneous access to watch zones and emergency notifications across multiple devices;
creation of up to 20 watch zones;
ability to edit watch zones and turn notifications on and off;
screen view rotation to view the incident map horizontally;
responsive design for iPads and tablet devices.
Emergency services commissioner Craig Lapsley said a new VicEmergency hotline would also be used to make it easier for the community to access emergency information through one number.
The VicEmergency hotline 1800 226 226 brings together all emergency numbers including the Victorian Bushfire Information Line, the Victorian Emergency Relief Information Line and the VICSES Flood and Storm Information Line.
The VicEmergency website, app and hotline brings together information and warnings from multiple agencies including the CFA, SES and DELWP.
Emergency information can be obtained from a number of sources including the VicEmergency app, www. emergency.vic.gov.au, tuning in to ABC radio or other emergency broadcasters including community radio Mansfield 99.7, Sky TV or by phoning the VicEmergency hotline on 1800 226 226 and following VicEmergency on Facebook and Twitter.
For more information visit https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/ news/new-vicemergency-applaunched.