USA — 21st century satellite imagery and constantly updated local weather in one place? How come no one has done this before?! FireWhat Inc., a Dunsmuir, CA start-up, has created the definitive weather app for the iPhone. Combining satellite mapping and radar weather data, at the touch of the screen, a user can easily determine what is going on in the sky outside, whether at home or on the go. Planning a trip? Check out what’s going on in Lake Tahoe CA, Lake Placid NY, or Salt Lake City, UT. Unsure of road conditions? Severe weather warnings are flagged on road maps.
The app is derived from the FireWhat website, and was originally built for wildland firefighters. The mapping data includes perimeters of wildland fires currently burning, for never-before-seen current and accurate data available for free. The information available, in a clean and slick format through the app, can by used by anyone. While this availability is truly revolutionary for firefighters on-scene, this can also be an essential service for those living in fire-prone areas.
The app is available for $8.99 in the iTunes App Store. To find it just search for FireWhat. With constant updates by the FireWhat team, this is a must-have as winter weather starts rolling in. For more information, check out firewhat.com/app.
About FireWhat Inc. FireWhat Inc. is a start-up company founded by an MIT grad and two professional firefighters. FireWhat’s mission is to provide a professional platform that inspires the highest quality of emergency service training and education. Through development of web and mobile products, FireWhat Inc. seeks to update the antiquated delivery of emergency services training and to incorporate innovation into a technology-deprived industry.