California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) fights over 5600 wildfires that plague California annually. CAL FIRE has a new weapon in their arsenal to help prepare the public for when the next wildfire strikes, it's their new mobile app called CAL FIRE Ready for Wildfire. The app is currently available on both the iPhone and Android platforms. The app has three primary functions:
The main purpose of the app is to help educate residents and property owners in high risk wildland areas on how to prepare for wildfires. The app has a series of checklists that is broken down as follows:
The app has nine separate check-off lists that also provide educational material in the form of articles and videos. The videos can be viewed as part of the checklist or in the video library.