Appnovation’s 5 Days of Christmas: Team 5 – Firemesh

By Sarah Bell
18 Dec 2020

Over five days, we will be sharing the eight brilliant ideas the Appnovation EMEA team developed during our Holiday Hackathon to give you an insight into the creative and talented team and provide the opportunity to vote for your favourite submission! And if there are any clients out there who would like to see any of them brought to fruition, we are only an email away!



With Global Warming on the rise, bushfires have become a real world problem for the residents, communities, and wildlife throughout the state of California, and across Australia’s Gold Coast. Fire Brigades need a sophisticated solution to obtain, analyse, and utilise new data sources to drive real-time Central Command decisions, track fire progression, direction of travel, and it’s ferocity for Front Line Response teams – to drive predictive outcomes and save lives.  


The 2019 bushfires exposed the frealties of leaning on old methods; text, radio, and TV. To date there are a number of advanced standalone technologies including; satellite, drones, robotics, VR, and IoT but seamlessly integrating these technologies with the firefighter response and using this data to provide real-time insights and inform residents is difficult.



Firemesh is a sophisticated neural network of device streams which predicts, augments, informs and ultimately saves lives! The network connects a central command to front-line fighters and residents.


Firemesh will help coordinate effective execution across country, region and state boards through our realtime Eye in the Sky technology. Streams from our drones equipped with Infrared, Heat and other scanners, feed data into our unique ingestion engine, processing terabytes of data, analysing with AI and real time predictions related to our unique applications. We empower Firefighters on the ground with sophisticated visual insights, combined with a geographical real time view for a holistic view of the landscape to drive coordinated results to strategically tackle and maintain bush fires. Satellites, including weather and mapping, will be used to augment realtime information on movement of fires, people and paths of danger.


On the ground, body cam streams with sophisticated sensors fitted to the fire colleagues feed data into our engine and mobile devices provide geotagging, positioning and warnings. Today’s residents rely on outdated early warning text systems, local radio, and TV. Firemesh goes further to save lives with a complimentary mobile application to provide residents with realtime insights on bush fire danger zones, direction of travel, heat levels, smoke levels, ferocity indications, and suggested escape routes.


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