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Fire Data Lab Grant Opportunities

Fire Data Lab Grant Opportunities

Thanks to the partnership between WFCA, Intterra, and participating PSOs,
the Fire Data Lab is moving into its second year offering new funding
opportunities to the Fire Service.

WHAT IS THE FIRE DATA LAB?

In 2017, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded the Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA) a grant to accelerate the creation of the Fire Data Lab (FDL). The FDL is a data warehouse that provides analytic tools to participating Public Safety Organizations (PSOs) in exchange for access to their performance data. The data comes directly from each PSO system and is anonymized for privacy and enhanced for data analytics.

YEAR 1 GRANT PARTICIPANTS

Year 1 of the grant exceeded our expectations – 20 fire departments joined the FDL

The following departments received grant funding to integrate their CAD, RMS, and AVL systems to stream data into the FDL:

Unified Fire Authority
Eugene-Springfield Fire
Cosumnes CSD Fire
NW Fire Rescue
Southern Marin Fire District
Jackson County #3
Chula Vista Fire
Southern Platte Fire Protection District
South Davis Metro Fire
Anchorage Fire
Clark County Fire
Sacramento Fire
Folsom Fire

The following departments agreed to participate in the FDL without a grant:

Santa Clara County
Santa Clara City
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Ventura County Fire
Boise Fire
Deschutes County
Sacramento Metro Fire

YEAR 1 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Additionally, the Fire Data Lab successfully hosted 5 regional workshops and 1 summit that brought participants together to discuss current and future data analytics. To learn more about the results of these events, click here.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

To be considered for a grant, submit your eligibility survey linked below by Friday, August 31, 2018.

Eligibility Survey
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