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App helps reduce bushfire risk

By: CFA News

Category: Community Safety, Planning & Research

  1.04 PM 15 May, 2013

Location: General

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Innovative technology to help people build safer and more fire-resilient homes was launched today by Planning Minister Matthew Guy. 

The new Bushfire Inspection iPad app was developed by Alpine Shire Council to make assessing properties for bushfire risk faster and more efficient. It uses cloud technology to help determine the slope of the land and lowest bushfire attack level.

“While on site, council officers can provide landowners with information about construction requirements and the necessary defendable space in just 10 seconds,” explained Mr Guy.

Last year the iPad app picked up two awards at the 2012 Fire Awareness Awards, winning the Government and Municipal and New and Emerging Technologies categories.

The app was developed by Council’s Manager Development Services and Amenity Nick Vlahandreas, GIS Officer Barrett Higman and Fire Prevention Officer Darryl Farmer.

Read the Victorian Government media release here.

Last Updated: 15 May 2013