The Wilmington Fire Department has a new smartphone application that will serve as a way for the department to connect with Wilmington residents and responders, providing information quickly and efficiently to anyone with a smartphone. The app launched in June to coincide with the beginning of Atlantic hurricane season.
The Wilmington Fire Department app offers quick access to items of public interest and is easy to use.
The app provides the capability to send out push notifications, which is an added resource in communicating with the public in times of emergency. The app also allows users to communicate back to the department.
A “crowd-sourcing” feature in the app allows users to send snapshots and short descriptions of damage they come across.