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Firewatch Dashboard

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/

FireWatchDashboard.jpg

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. 

Hot Spot (Fire Ground Information System)

Who: Hot Spot

When: December 2013

Where: Melbourne

Code: https://github.com/RHoKAustralia/melb-fgis
https://github.com/RHoKAustralia/melb-fgis-p2p
https://github.com/RHoKAustralia/melb-fgis-mesh-spike
https://github.com/RHoKAustralia/melb-fgis-navigator

FireWatchDashboard.jpg

Hot Spot is a system designed to help firefighters. The changemaker came with the idea that firefighters all have personal smart devices, but official tools are just paper maps and radios. They worked with RHoK at the Summer 2013 Hackathon to develop working prototypes of a web-app for displaying and annotating maps, and some radio hardware for syncing data between fire trucks.

Resilience

Who: Resilience

When: Dec 2013

Where: Melbourne

Website: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/resilience/id697385090

Resilience is a simple mobile application for community members to report, find and resolve non-life-threatening issues following a natural disaster. It was developed at the 2013 Summer Hackathon by a team of volunteers in response to the devastating bushfires of that year. The idea behind it is that community members can share small things that are deemed non-essential by disaster aid organizations, but which still make a difference to people int the wake of a disaster. 

The app was released on the app store and is available for any community to download and use following a disaster.