Who: Warrandyte Fire Watch

When: December 2013

Where: Melbourne

Code: https://github.com/RHoKAustralia/firewatch-dashboard

Websites: http://warrandyte.org.au/be-ready/warrandyte-fire-watch/


RHoK was approached by the Warrandyte community, from rural Victoria, to build a website platform to provide local residents in fire prone areas an early warning system. We worked with them at the Melbourne Summer Hackathon in 2013 to help them build the platform from scratch. The page brings together information from the CFA, Bureau of Meteorology and VicRoads to provide a one stop shop for residents who want to know about fire warnings in the area. The page also has a Twitter feed where people in the community can let others know quickly what is happening wherever they are. The project is live, and has been adopted by another nearby community in Aurora too.