FireWatch

Project Info

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Team Members


Trent , Harry , Rueben and 1 other member with an unpublished profile.

Project Description


FireWatch is a free to download app which allows users to input there contact details and postcode to upload potential fire risks in their area, as well as links to BOM with push notifications that warn users about upcoming bush fire weather. The app also provides links to their local council and fire department depending on the post code provided. The app will also include information on preparing your house/property for bush fire protection. With government sponsorship there can also be a push to have the app compulsory for civilians wanting to burn off or have large domestic fires.


Data Story


('Bushfires in Australia') - Causes of bushfires, annual bushfire count. ((scroll down))

('Bushfire weather') - environmental factors, risk prediction.

('Is Fuel Reduction Burning the Answer?') - influencing environmental factors, current solutions.

('Bushfire prone area - Queensland series') - identifying regions prone to bushfires, kept for utilisation in potential 'risk calculator.'

('A new methodology for state-wide mapping of bushfire prone areas in Queensland') - further investigation into 'risk calculator' using bushfire prone areas.

('Emergency services facilities - Queensland') - investigation into bushfire emergencies, insight into QRFS services and locations.

('QFES Incident Data') - further investigation into QFES services, frequency, incidents and causes.


Evidence of Work

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Homepage

Team DataSets

QFES Incident Data

Description of Use Used to determine total number of incidents attended by QFES from 2015-2019

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Is Fuel Reduction Burning the Answer?

Description of Use Help with understanding of fuel loads and the rate of spread of bushfires.

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Bushfires in Australia

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Bushfire Weather

Description of Use Used for understanding of weather conditions that cause bushfires

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Emergency services facilities - Queensland

Description of Use Used to identify the location and accessibility of emergency service facilities

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A new methodology for state-wide mapping of bushfire prone areas in Queensland

Description of Use Identifies areas at largest risk.

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Bushfire prone area - Queensland series

Description of Use Identifying the highest prone areas to bushfires in QLD

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Challenges

Bushfire Ready

What can we do to prevent or prepare for bushfires?

Go to Challenge | 12 teams have entered this challenge.