Terrible and Useless 1/5
This website is useless, doesn’t provide any helpful information. Better off just following the local news or Sheriff/police department.
Epic fail 1/5
I can’t even setup the app because the app declines my zip code for being “invalid zip code”. Another review person has complained about the same issue - 92081. How do you design an app so badly that a zip code can’t be entered?
Date - Time 3/5
Date and time of posting would be helpful
This app is compromised. 3/5
Haven’t gone through all of the app but seemed like a good idea to have with all the fires going on.
But as soon as I entered my cell number to receive alerts I got a sales call from a real estate company.
Cal fire - your app is compromised and somebody is stealing numbers from it.
Doesn’t like my zip code 2/5
The general information on fire preparedness is the only reason this isn’t a one star app. It doesn’t think my zip code exists, which makes the alert feature completely useless.
App works great 5/5
Fire incident reports are up to date. Lots prepare tips and advice. No bugs or crashes.
iPhone 5 compatibility issues 2/5
In addition to slow fire updates, the app designers don't seem able to keep older iPhones (I have the iPhone 5 model) in mind. This is the only app not able to work with my older iPhone.
Information Comes Slowly 1/5
It's as worthless as their websire for up-to-the-minute information.
Join a good Facebook group instead.
By Harmony Grove
If you want it for timely wildfire alerts forget about it. Always late with minimal information. Recommend you join a Facebook neighborhood group, 1000 times better.
Great Tool 5/5
This app is so useful. Getting the fire alerts helps me feel in the know and the checklists are a big help to know what we should be doing to stay prepared.
Sadly does not recognize my zip code as valid 1/5
I installed this app as I think it's an excellent idea only to be stymied by the fact that I live in Vista which has a 92081 zip code which is "invalid" according to this technology. Now what?
Frustrated and will have to remove this now useless app....
Needs Date/Time Info 3/5
On "Fire Map" and "Fire News" tabs:
There is nothing that says WHEN the fire information was posted.
I see 6 fire alerts in SoCal, but how old is this news? 50 acres and 60% contained? It's said that for 2 days.
If there was a time + date for each incident, we'd at least have a better idea of the current situation.
No notification 1/5
Just had a full response fire within 1 mile of my house yesterday and no notification from the app. Push notifications are enabled, but nothing from Cal Fire. Why bother to promote notifications within 30 miles if you're not going enable the feature? If you want the app for notifications, don't bother.
Late Fire Alerts!!! 1/5
There was a large fire yesterday 2-miles away from my house and I just now got an alert advising me about it almost 24hrs. after it was put out…
Not exactly a mobile friendly mobile app 3/5
Can't reduce the screen to read text when the more info link is clicked on fire incidents. Also being able to turn the phone sideways would be nice
Fire raging within 2 miles of my house and no notification. This app must have been funded with the fire tax money. Good thing our fire fighters work better than this stupid app.
Great App 5/5
Just signed up and it's good to go!
Hmmmm problems 1/5
App won't recognize my zip code.....
Great idea - Prepare + be informed on Calif Fires 5/5
I've been involved in disaster training & response for many years. This App has solid preparedness tips for wildfires and most other California risks - including videos, and more. What I REALLY like is that you report what street / city you live on, and can sign up for alerts when there are Cal Fire events in your county (or other counties of your choice). You get access to online maps & online fire reports that Cal Fire posts on the Internet, with advice for affected residents. California now has wildfires 12 months out of the year - this App is likely to save lives and homes. Thanks, Cal Fire!
Contest risk! 1/5
Beware, they want you to enter your name, phone number, email, and physical address of your property on an unsecured page. Folks, at least use https!!!
Crashes immediately when you tap "Fire Incidents" button
Needs update 1/5
Needs an update. Worked great initially then started crashing when viewing incident info a few days ago.
Ok app, kinda glitchy 3/5
I like having an app for the calfire map, but when I click through to inciweb (which many fires require) there is no way to go back to the map. If you swipe back, it takes you to the series of set up pages. I often want to check updates for several regional fires and this lack of "back" button makes it very clunky to do so.
By George Rex
Nice idea for the push notifications etc. but keeps crashing when I try to view Fire incidents.
No Notifications 3/5
This app is failing to remember what counties are marked to provide notifications for when there's a fire within said counties. When you go back and check there are no counties Marked even though you just marked. Other than that it's working so far.