VICEMERGENCY APP LAUNCHED
The new VicEmergency app provides Victorians with access to warnings and incidents for fires, floods, storms, earthquake, tsunamis and water safety. The VicEmergency app replaces the FireReady app and is now available to download from the Apple Store or from Google Play. The Vic Emergency website has also been upgraded and a new VicEmergency hotline released to ensure Victorians continue to receive the best possible emergency information this summer through a range of sources.
Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley said with warm weather on the way and storms and floods a regular feature in Victoria, now was the time to upgrade to the new VicEmergency app. “As part of the transition to the new app, FireReady stopped sending emergency warnings and information at 9am today and will be turned off later this week,’’ he said. “The new VicEmergency app and hotline is in line with our all communities, all emergencies approach and will work alongside the upgraded VicEmergency website to provide timely information about all emergencies. The VicEmergency app, hotline and website will come together this summer to provide the community with the best information so they can make the critical decisions about their own safety”.