‘Be a Firefighter’ app helps provide fire awareness and potentially save lives

In many countries, such as the State of Palestine, electricity can be spotty or even off for many hours every day. Therefore, it’s common to use candles or gas heaters for light and heat, and it’s also common for fires to break out. To help teach people how to put out different types of fires in their homes, a group of girls from Palestine invented an application that helps people learn how to put out and prevent fires.

They created ‘Be A Firefighter,’ a virtual reality game that provides a creative way to educate players on how to safely interact with fire. Players experience a fire, and then they can take action to prevent the fire or extinguish an existing fire. Out of 12 finalists at this year’s Technovation event — which invites teams of girls from all over the world to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world problems through technology — Team TMWZ won the Senior Silver Scholarship award for their app, as well as the People’s Choice Award.