EDMONTON, AB --(Marketwired - March 15, 2016) - Web developers Division [1] Media Corp. have developed a new provincial fire bans application to enable Albertans to have easy access to fire ban information via their smartphone. Inspired by our own love of the outdoors, we feel it's important for Albertans to know where there are fire bans, restrictions, or advisories, and how they may impact time spent outside.

Our goal was to provide Albertans with an easy to operate, straight-forward application that has up to date updates drawn directly from provincial fire authorities. With the option for push notifications in your selected regions, the Alberta Fire Bans app can make preparing for your next outdoor adventure a breeze.

The Alberta Fire Bans App provides:

  • Up to date data sourced directly from provincial fire authorities.
  • Separation of data into three categories: Bans, Restrictions, and Advisories.
  • Push notification settings for any area the user chooses.
  • Ability to access data from the last time app was opened without data or WiFi.

You can download the app from the Apple App store for free on March 15, 2016.

Wildfire Alberta has reported that between 2009 - 2014, humans caused on average 1,025 wildfires per year, resulting in an annual loss of 124,633 hectares. With weather being a main factor in wildfires, human activity is one of the only controllable factors in wildfire prevention.

The Alberta Fire Bans app makes it easier for Albertans to plan their outdoor adventures, with less uncertainty about what the fire allowance situation is in any given area.

For more information on the Alberta Fire Bans app, you can visit firebans.ca.


Wildfire Alberta: http://wildfire.alberta.ca/wildfire-maps/historical-wildfire-information/ documents/Wildfires10YearAverage-Apr14-2015.pdf

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Contact Information:

To contact us for more details about the Alberta Fire Bans app, reach us at:

Division [1] Media Corp.
Suite 209 10544 - 106th Street
Edmonton, Alberta 
T5H 2X6