First fire alert via Meerkat

Today the first live voice notification about a neighbourhood fire was sent via Meerkat.

Meerkat is a Node.js API with Twillio integration. You send the API a message and it fires a collection of calls to Twillio to ring the landlines of a collection of neighbours to tell them something (in this case a fire threat) is occurring. It sends notifications MUCH faster than formal alerts via the FireReady app, etc. 

Being developed voluntarily with a work colleague who has a house in a fire-prone area.

More to follow ...