bomberosThe Benemérito Cuerpo de Bomberos de Costa Rica – Costa Rica’s fire department – has launched App (application or software) that allows iPhone and iPad users to be alerted of emergencies in real time.

The App can be downloaded, free of charge, from Apple’s App store. The app only works on devices OS5.0 or higher.

The App provides details on ongoing emergencies being attended to by the fire department, separating from reports made to actual emergecies; location of fire stations; a map; and about the Bomberos.

The app is also configurable to the user, that is the user can set the type of notifications and information he or she wants to receive.