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Our first App is now available. You can now download “Atlanta Fire” from the Apple App Store and run it on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch device.

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The App was written from scratch and is optimized for iOS 7.0.

Fire station location information and maps for the City of Atlanta Fire Department. Individual maps for Engines, Trucks, Battalions and Former Firehouses. Detail pages on each active firehouse, an overview of the Atlanta Fire Department, apparatus placement and nomenclature.

When in the Atlanta area, enabling location services on your device will show your current location.

Our second App is now under development. It will be focused on firehouses for the Boston Fire Department.

We are looking for individuals that may be interested in collaborating on data for future versions of the fire station mapping App. Just leave us a note from the Contact page.

LINCOLN COUNTY – After an awesome BBQ sandwich, I headed east to locate the new Ore Bank Pumpkin Center station. I knew by researching on the Lincoln County GIS site that there was a piece of property located next to the middle school on Amity Church Road, probably just the right size for a firehouse.

Sure enough, there is was. Time to use the new gizmo on the iPhone and send myself the coordinates for later input.

LINCOLN COUNTY – I was very close to Lincoln County recently, and had just a little time to ride around.

I knew I had several stations in the area that I needed to verify. They were under construction, and as such, I didn’t have a very good address to work from. I only had sort of an area or a general description to go on.

First up in the Lincoln County hunt was Howards Creek’s new station. I knew that it was on Highway 27 west of their current station. The guys at Howards Creek pointed me in the right direction, and just about 1.5 miles down the road sat the new station. It looked to be about six to eight weeks from completion.

Then I thought: “There has got to be an app that will capture my GPS coordinates and save them for me for later.” A little searching in the Apple App store found GPS to SMS, a nifty app that will locate your current coordinates and email or send them out as a text message. Just the ticket.

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