In fire season, it’s not about putting fires out, it’s about getting people out.
Design a modern, digital tool to help firefighters save lives.
Fire chiefs and first responders need more powerful tools than the standard maps and whiteboards to run scenarios and map evacuation routes in real time.
Adding to the critical nature of the task at hand, we encountered a new design challenge specific to the set up of the fire department systems and protocols
Partnered with Waze to feed real time driving info for evacuation routes, signaling when roads were blocked by the fire’s path.
Today, California emergency agencies use the app to provide evacuation routes from fires to flash flooding.