Irish firm assists in tackling Australian bushfires


Donegal software company Gartan have developed a software that is to be used to manage the availability of firefighting personnel by two services, Fire and Rescue NSW and South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service.

The technology is available for volunteer and part-time firefighters and it allows them to tell when they can respond to an incident, it also sorts out staff shortages by monitoring the minimum crew requirements at each station.

If part-time/volunteer staff are unable to make it then an alert is sent to the station that a vehicle should not be used due to staff shortages.

-Sam Fitzsimons