Dialog solution, FireReady wins Victorian Spatial Excellence Award for Technical Excellence

On 25th September 2014, at the Victorian Spatial Excellence Awards (VSEA), Dialog’s emergency notification solution, FireReady, received the Technical Excellence Award. VSEA celebrate the achievements of top spatial information enterprises and showcase the finest projects that the Victorian Spatial Industry has to offer. Projects and individuals attaining recognition at this premier event are deemed to be truly outstanding achievers and pre-eminent in their field.

Dialog’s FireReady application, an easy to use, reliable app which utilises Google mapping platforms was commissioned by the Victorian Fire Services Commissioner (FSC), working with the Department of Justice to replace an earlier version of FireReady.

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Dialog built FireReady to be highly scalable, robust and cost effective with a focus on getting as much relevant information to users as possible. The user interface is simple, easy to read, fast and reliable.

FireReady provides links to social media channels, facilitating community awareness and self help for people in emergency situations who are already tapping into and posting on these channels. Dialog has developed a powerful, easy to use, fast and reliable Mobile Application that makes critical data about bushfires available to millions of potentially affected people in seconds. FireReady is a high availability application that runs on smartphones and tablet computers with WiFi or mobile internet connectivity and GPS capability. It provides access to statewide emergency data using text and Google maps with the capability to zoom in to geographic areas that affect people personally. The application allows users to be notified about Incidents, Emergencies, Total Fire Bans and Fire Danger Ratings occurring in user defined locations or their current location.

Dialog can quickly deploy FireReady to any other jurisdiction in Australia or overseas. Latest releases of this solution now deliver similar features and performance in management of emergency services communications for natural disasters such as floods and storms.