Table of contents
  1. SafetyData.gov Review: Long On Text, Short On Data Tables
  2. Story
  3. Spotfire Dashboard
  4. Research Notes
    1. National Integrated Drought Information System
    2. FEMA Public Assistance Funded Projects Detail - Open Government Initiative
      1. 1.FEMA Public Assistance Funded Projects Detail
        1. 1.1.What is the data in the submission?
        2. 1.2.How is it generated?
        3. 1.3.How can the data be used?
        4. 1.4.What data types will be in the dataset?
    3. FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program Summary - Open Government Dataset
      1. 1.FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program Summary
        1. 1.1.What is the data in the submission?
        2. 1.2.How is it generated?
        3. 1.3.How can the data be used?
        4. 1.4.What data types will be in the dataset?
    4. FEMA Disaster Declarations Summary - Open Government Dataset
      1. 1.FEMA Disaster Declarations Summary
        1. 1.1.What is the data in the submission?
        2. 1.2.How is it generated?
        3. 1.3.How can the data be used?
        4. 1.4.What data types will be in the dataset?
    5. FEMA Public Assistance Funded Projects Summary - Open Government Initiative
      1. 1.FEMA Public Assistance Funded Projects Summary
        1. 1.1.What is the data in the submission?
        2. 1.2.How is it generated?
        3. 1.3.How can the data be used?
        4. 1.4.What data types will be in the dataset?
  5. Data.gov/Safety
    1. Home
      1. Special Features
        1. Welcome
        2. Safety Data Improvement
        3. SaferBus App
        4. Natural Hazards and Preparedness Data
      2. Blogs/News
      3. Challenges
      4. Forum
      5. Data.gov
    2. Data/Tools
    3. Apps
      1. Mobile Apps
        1. Honolulu Tsunami Evacuation Zones
        2. MobileREMM
        3. Child Safety Seat Inspections Station Locator
        4. Recalls.gov App
        5. SaferBus
        6. Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders
      2. Resources
        1. Bicycle Countermeasure Selection System (BIKESAFE)
        2. Body Armor Challenge
        3. Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM)
        4. Commuter and Crime Heat Maps
        5. Did You Feel It?
        6. Eat Shop Sleep
        7. Electronic Stability Control Systems Evaluation Software (MATLAB)
        8. Entree for Windows (Crash Analysis Software)
        9. FRA Web Accident Prediction System (WBAPS)
        10. Geospatial Information Systems Safety Analysis Tools
        11. Mothers Against Drunk Driving Infographic Challenge
        12. National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) Metadata/Attribute Builder Software
        13. Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Analysis Tool (PBCAT)
        14. Pedestrian and Bicycle Geographic Information System (GIS) Safety Analysis Tools
        15. Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System (PEDSAFE)
        16. Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER)
        17. Pulse Point
        18. Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM)
        19. Red Cross Hurricane App
        20. SafeRoadMaps.org
        21. Safety Book
        22. SAP Recalls Plus
        23. ShakeMap
        24. Signal Analysis Software
        25. Signal Analysis Software (Automatic)
        26. Signal Analysis Software (FORTRAN)
        27. Structural Impact Simulation And Model Extraction (SISAME) System
        28. Surrogate Safety Assessment Module (SSAM)
        29. Traffic Safety Dashboard
        30. USGS Tweet Earthquake Dispatch (TED)
        31. We Make It Safer
    4. Challenges
      1. Department of Labor Worker Safety and Health App Challenge
      2. Reporting Patient Safety Events Challenge
      3. US DOT Motorcoach Safety Data Student Challenge
    5. Resources
      1. Federal Data
        1. Population Information - Census
        2. The National Atlas
        3. The National Map
        4. Travel Habits - National Household Travel Survey
      2. Non-Federal Data
        1. City of Chicago Public Safety Data
        2. Maryland StateStat - Violent Crime
        3. North Carolina Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Data Tool
        4. Wisconsin Community Maps
        5. Wisconsin Safety Data Resource Portal
    6. Blogs
      1. Administration Safety Data Initiative Challenges App Developers
      2. Welcome!
      3. Comments
    7. Forums
  6. Tweets
  7. White House Showcases Cool Tools For Public Safety
  8. Safety Data Jam connects Tech Innovators with Public Safety Officers
  9. Administration Safety Data Initiative Challenges App Developers
    1. Let us know about your Public Safety Apps!

SafetyData.gov

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Table of contents
  1. SafetyData.gov Review: Long On Text, Short On Data Tables
  2. Story
  3. Spotfire Dashboard
  4. Research Notes
    1. National Integrated Drought Information System
    2. FEMA Public Assistance Funded Projects Detail - Open Government Initiative
      1. 1.FEMA Public Assistance Funded Projects Detail
        1. 1.1.What is the data in the submission?
        2. 1.2.How is it generated?
        3. 1.3.How can the data be used?
        4. 1.4.What data types will be in the dataset?
    3. FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program Summary - Open Government Dataset
      1. 1.FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program Summary
        1. 1.1.What is the data in the submission?
        2. 1.2.How is it generated?
        3. 1.3.How can the data be used?
        4. 1.4.What data types will be in the dataset?
    4. FEMA Disaster Declarations Summary - Open Government Dataset
      1. 1.FEMA Disaster Declarations Summary
        1. 1.1.What is the data in the submission?
        2. 1.2.How is it generated?
        3. 1.3.How can the data be used?
        4. 1.4.What data types will be in the dataset?
    5. FEMA Public Assistance Funded Projects Summary - Open Government Initiative
      1. 1.FEMA Public Assistance Funded Projects Summary
        1. 1.1.What is the data in the submission?
        2. 1.2.How is it generated?
        3. 1.3.How can the data be used?
        4. 1.4.What data types will be in the dataset?
  5. Data.gov/Safety
    1. Home
      1. Special Features
        1. Welcome
        2. Safety Data Improvement
        3. SaferBus App
        4. Natural Hazards and Preparedness Data
      2. Blogs/News
      3. Challenges
      4. Forum
      5. Data.gov
    2. Data/Tools
    3. Apps
      1. Mobile Apps
        1. Honolulu Tsunami Evacuation Zones
        2. MobileREMM
        3. Child Safety Seat Inspections Station Locator
        4. Recalls.gov App
        5. SaferBus
        6. Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders
      2. Resources
        1. Bicycle Countermeasure Selection System (BIKESAFE)
        2. Body Armor Challenge
        3. Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM)
        4. Commuter and Crime Heat Maps
        5. Did You Feel It?
        6. Eat Shop Sleep
        7. Electronic Stability Control Systems Evaluation Software (MATLAB)
        8. Entree for Windows (Crash Analysis Software)
        9. FRA Web Accident Prediction System (WBAPS)
        10. Geospatial Information Systems Safety Analysis Tools
        11. Mothers Against Drunk Driving Infographic Challenge
        12. National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) Metadata/Attribute Builder Software
        13. Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Analysis Tool (PBCAT)
        14. Pedestrian and Bicycle Geographic Information System (GIS) Safety Analysis Tools
        15. Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System (PEDSAFE)
        16. Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER)
        17. Pulse Point
        18. Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM)
        19. Red Cross Hurricane App
        20. SafeRoadMaps.org
        21. Safety Book
        22. SAP Recalls Plus
        23. ShakeMap
        24. Signal Analysis Software
        25. Signal Analysis Software (Automatic)
        26. Signal Analysis Software (FORTRAN)
        27. Structural Impact Simulation And Model Extraction (SISAME) System
        28. Surrogate Safety Assessment Module (SSAM)
        29. Traffic Safety Dashboard
        30. USGS Tweet Earthquake Dispatch (TED)
        31. We Make It Safer
    4. Challenges
      1. Department of Labor Worker Safety and Health App Challenge
      2. Reporting Patient Safety Events Challenge
      3. US DOT Motorcoach Safety Data Student Challenge
    5. Resources
      1. Federal Data
        1. Population Information - Census
        2. The National Atlas
        3. The National Map
        4. Travel Habits - National Household Travel Survey
      2. Non-Federal Data
        1. City of Chicago Public Safety Data
        2. Maryland StateStat - Violent Crime
        3. North Carolina Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Data Tool
        4. Wisconsin Community Maps
        5. Wisconsin Safety Data Resource Portal
    6. Blogs
      1. Administration Safety Data Initiative Challenges App Developers
      2. Welcome!
      3. Comments
    7. Forums
  6. Tweets
  7. White House Showcases Cool Tools For Public Safety
  8. Safety Data Jam connects Tech Innovators with Public Safety Officers
  9. Administration Safety Data Initiative Challenges App Developers
    1. Let us know about your Public Safety Apps!

  1. SafetyData.gov Review: Long On Text, Short On Data Tables
  2. Story
  3. Spotfire Dashboard
  4. Research Notes
    1. National Integrated Drought Information System
    2. FEMA Public Assistance Funded Projects Detail - Open Government Initiative
      1. 1.FEMA Public Assistance Funded Projects Detail
        1. 1.1.What is the data in the submission?
        2. 1.2.How is it generated?
        3. 1.3.How can the data be used?
        4. 1.4.What data types will be in the dataset?
    3. FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program Summary - Open Government Dataset
      1. 1.FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program Summary
        1. 1.1.What is the data in the submission?
        2. 1.2.How is it generated?
        3. 1.3.How can the data be used?
        4. 1.4.What data types will be in the dataset?
    4. FEMA Disaster Declarations Summary - Open Government Dataset
      1. 1.FEMA Disaster Declarations Summary
        1. 1.1.What is the data in the submission?
        2. 1.2.How is it generated?
        3. 1.3.How can the data be used?
        4. 1.4.What data types will be in the dataset?
    5. FEMA Public Assistance Funded Projects Summary - Open Government Initiative
      1. 1.FEMA Public Assistance Funded Projects Summary
        1. 1.1.What is the data in the submission?
        2. 1.2.How is it generated?
        3. 1.3.How can the data be used?
        4. 1.4.What data types will be in the dataset?
  5. Data.gov/Safety
    1. Home
      1. Special Features
        1. Welcome
        2. Safety Data Improvement
        3. SaferBus App
        4. Natural Hazards and Preparedness Data
      2. Blogs/News
      3. Challenges
      4. Forum
      5. Data.gov
    2. Data/Tools
    3. Apps
      1. Mobile Apps
        1. Honolulu Tsunami Evacuation Zones
        2. MobileREMM
        3. Child Safety Seat Inspections Station Locator
        4. Recalls.gov App
        5. SaferBus
        6. Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders
      2. Resources
        1. Bicycle Countermeasure Selection System (BIKESAFE)
        2. Body Armor Challenge
        3. Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM)
        4. Commuter and Crime Heat Maps
        5. Did You Feel It?
        6. Eat Shop Sleep
        7. Electronic Stability Control Systems Evaluation Software (MATLAB)
        8. Entree for Windows (Crash Analysis Software)
        9. FRA Web Accident Prediction System (WBAPS)
        10. Geospatial Information Systems Safety Analysis Tools
        11. Mothers Against Drunk Driving Infographic Challenge
        12. National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) Metadata/Attribute Builder Software
        13. Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Analysis Tool (PBCAT)
        14. Pedestrian and Bicycle Geographic Information System (GIS) Safety Analysis Tools
        15. Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System (PEDSAFE)
        16. Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER)
        17. Pulse Point
        18. Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM)
        19. Red Cross Hurricane App
        20. SafeRoadMaps.org
        21. Safety Book
        22. SAP Recalls Plus
        23. ShakeMap
        24. Signal Analysis Software
        25. Signal Analysis Software (Automatic)
        26. Signal Analysis Software (FORTRAN)
        27. Structural Impact Simulation And Model Extraction (SISAME) System
        28. Surrogate Safety Assessment Module (SSAM)
        29. Traffic Safety Dashboard
        30. USGS Tweet Earthquake Dispatch (TED)
        31. We Make It Safer
    4. Challenges
      1. Department of Labor Worker Safety and Health App Challenge
      2. Reporting Patient Safety Events Challenge
      3. US DOT Motorcoach Safety Data Student Challenge
    5. Resources
      1. Federal Data
        1. Population Information - Census
        2. The National Atlas
        3. The National Map
        4. Travel Habits - National Household Travel Survey
      2. Non-Federal Data
        1. City of Chicago Public Safety Data
        2. Maryland StateStat - Violent Crime
        3. North Carolina Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Data Tool
        4. Wisconsin Community Maps
        5. Wisconsin Safety Data Resource Portal
    6. Blogs
      1. Administration Safety Data Initiative Challenges App Developers
      2. Welcome!
      3. Comments
    7. Forums
  6. Tweets
  7. White House Showcases Cool Tools For Public Safety
  8. Safety Data Jam connects Tech Innovators with Public Safety Officers
  9. Administration Safety Data Initiative Challenges App Developers
    1. Let us know about your Public Safety Apps!

SafetyData.gov Review: Long On Text, Short On Data Tables

Published: September 26, 2012

 
SafetyData.gov Review: Long On Text, Short On Data Tables
 

"The liberation of government datasets is important in itself, but data are truly powerful when used in the development of informative apps." So proclaimed Todd Park, Brian Forde and Jo Strang in a recent White House Blog, Safety Data Jam connects Tech Innovators with Public Safety Officers

That safety jam was part of a broader initiative to challenge developers featuring new Data.gov Safety "data sets" that gained fresh exposure this month at the White House's Safety Datapalooza.

I took a deeper look to see what innovation with government data is possible.


One of the new Data.gov Safety special features is a link to a Federal Register article calling for new data on automotive safety. The other two are links to a SaferBus App that I could not readily find the actual data for and the Data.gov catalog query for Natural Disasters which appears to be a subset (152 items) of the Data/Tools section with 874 items.

But how many of these items are actual data sets (e.g. tables of data that can be readily used to build apps)? 

To answer that questions, one must first wade through lots of text at Data.gov that I believe needs to be actual tables. This is problem that ProQuest and Bernan Press solve with 100,000s of tables and for the forthcoming 2013 Statistical Abstract of the United States that I wrote about recently. So I built a spreadsheet that contains table versions of my SafetyData.gov Knowledge Base, the Top Ten Tweets, 874 Data.gov Safety data sets, and Data.gov's 153 Natural Disaster data sets. The results are visualized in a dashboard elsewhere

The most obvious omission given all the emphasis by Federal CTO Todd Park and Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel is there only one API given in the Data/Tools section for any of the 874 items. The next most obvious result is that there are many KML (Google's proprietary map data format) files by state. The bottom line is that there are very few actual "data sets" in table format (CSV, XLS) and many that require data extraction, and more, to effectively build apps. 

One benefit of my doing this data mining is it revealed an interesting and useful collection of data sets for analysis and visualization that citizens can understand and use, namely:

  • FEMA Public Assistance Funded Projects Detail - Open Government Initiative - This program provides supplemental federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned and certain non-profit organizations. This dataset lists all public assistance recipients, designated as applicants in the data, and every funded project.
  • FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program Summary - Open Government Dataset - This program provides grants to states and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration. Its purpose is to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters and to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during the immediate recovery from a disaster. This dataset lists all HMGP Projects stored in the National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS).
  • FEMA Disaster Declarations Summary - Open Government Dataset - This is a summarized dataset describing all federally declared disasters, beginning with the first disaster declaration in 1953, and features all three disaster declaration types: major disaster, emergency and fire management assistance.

From these datasets, it was possible to set up summary results, visualized in a dashbaord elsewhere, including:

  • FEMA Disaster Declarations - Top 10 States with Disasters: Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Florida, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Virginia, and North Carolina
  • FEMA Disaster Declarations by Number of Incident Types: Largest Number-Floods and Severe Storms
  • FEMA Hazard Mitigation Projects - Top Ten States by Total Project Costs: California, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, North Carolina, and New York (only 9)
  • FEMA Hazard Mitigation Projects - Total Project Costs by Incident Type: Highest Costs-Hurricanes and Severe Storms
  • FEMA Public Assistance Projects (Summary) - Top Ten State Total Federal Share Obligated: California, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, Iowa, and New York
  • FEMA Public Assistance Projects (Summary) - Part 1 Total Federal Share Obligated by Incident Type: Largest Number-Hurricanes
  • FEMA Public Assistance Projects (Summary) - Part 2 Total Federal Share Obligated by Incident Type: Largest Number-Severe Storms

So my conclusion for developers after auditing the data sets available on SafetyData.gov is this: One still has to wade through lots of text to find the data; and then there are not many data tables for building apps. The government will need to collect new data and mine other data sources to help the community of developers reach their full potential with government safety data. 

I'll be interested to see how well the data stacks up for a similar audit of energy and education Data.gov data sets expected to be showcased at upcoming datapalooza events next month.

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SafetyData.gov: The Audit Results Are In and There Are Not Many Data Tables

My AOL Gov's Editorial Director Wyatt Kash recently Tweeted: Good view of early work. Much to be done though to turn gov data into more, useful tools.

His AOL Gov article said: "Park, speaking with AOL Government after the event, acknowledged that the datapalozza events take a while to catch the public's attention and that more must be done to make government data easier for the public to access and for machines to ingest.

But with the White House planning upcoming datapalooza events around energy and education next month, and based on the continuing momentum of the health datapalooza he helped launch as CTO at the Health and Human Services Department, it's clear Park has found a formula for a highly visible and valuable platform for promoting innovation using government data."

So lets do an audit of the recent Safety Data Jam connects Tech Innovators with Public Safety Officers and Administration Safety Data Initiative Challenges App Developers featuring the new Data.gov Safety "data sets" to see what innovation with government data is possible.

One of the new Data.gov Safety Special Features is a link to a Federal Register article calling for new data on automotive safety and the other two are links to a SafreBus App that I could not readily find the actual for and the Data,gov Catalog query for Natural Disasters which appears to be a subset (152 items) of the Data/Tools section with 874 items. But how many of these items are actual data sets (e.g. tables of data that can be readily used to build apps)?

To answer that questions, one must first wade through lots of text at Data.gov that needs to be actual tables. This is problem that ProQuest and Bernan Press solve with 100,000s of tables and for the forthcoming 2013 Statistical Abstract of the United States that I wrote about recently. So I built a Spreadsheet that contains table versions of my SafetyData.gov Knowledge Base, the Top Ten Tweets, Data.gov Safety "Data Sets" (874), the Data.gov Natural Disaster "Data Sets" (153). The results are visualize in a dashbaord elsewhere.

The most obvious omission given all the emphasis by Federal CTO Todd Park and Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel is there only one API given in the Data/Tools section for any of the 874 items. The next most obvious result is that there are many KML (Googles proprietary map data format) files by state. The bottom line is that ther are very few actual "data sets" in table format (CSV, XLS) and many that require data extraction, etc. to work with effectively to build apps.

The benefit of my doing all this "data mining" is that it did reveal a very interesting and useful data set for analysis and visualization that provides an app that I and citizens can understand and use, namely:

FEMA Public Assistance Funded Projects Detail - Open Government Initiative

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program Summary - Open Government Dataset

FEMA Disaster Declarations Summary - Open Government Dataset

FEMA Public Assistance Funded Projects Summary - Open Government Initiative

This is raw, unedited data from FEMA's National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS) started in 1998, and these links are to the metadata which can be summarized as follows:

  • Through the PA Program (CDFA Number 97.036), FEMA provides supplemental Federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain Private Non-Profit (PNP) organizations. The PA Program also encourages protection of these damaged facilities from future events by providing assistance for hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process.  This dataset lists all public assistance recipients, designated as Applicants in the data. The dataset also features a list of every funded, individual project, called project worksheets.
  • The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP, CFDA Number: 97.039) provides grants to States and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration.  The purpose of HMGP is to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters and to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during the immediate recovery from a disaster. This dataset lists all HMGP Projects stored in the National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS), some of which are historical entries.
  • FEMA Disaster Declarations Summary is a summarized dataset describing all federally declared disasters. This information begins with the first disaster declaration in 1953 and features all three disaster declaration types: major disaster, emergency and fire management assistance. The dataset includes declared recovery programs and geographic areas (county not available before 1964; Fire Management records are considered partial due to historical nature of the dataset).
  • The same as the first item. FEMA is very active in rebuilding communities through public facilities as well as individual homes and property. This dataset lists all public assistance recipients (subgrantees) and a summary of the funded program support.
 
Some summary results visualized in a dashboard elsewhere are:
  • FEMA Disaster Declarations Top 10 States with Disasters: Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Florida, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Virginia, and North Carolina
  • FEMA Disaster Declarations by Number of Incident Types: Largest Number-Floods and Severe Storms
  • FEMA Hazard Mitigation Projects Top Ten States by Total Project Costs: California, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, North Carolina, and New York (only 9)
  • FEMA Hazard Mitigation Projects Total Project Costs by Incident Type: Highest Costs-Hurricanes and Severe Storms
  • FEMA Public Assistance Projects (Summary) Top Ten State Total Federal Share Obligated: California, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina, Iowa, and New York
  • FEMA Public Assistance Projects (Summary) Part 1 Total Federal Share Obligated by Incident Type: Largest Number-Hurricanes
  • FEMA Public Assistance Projects (Summary) Part 2 Total Federal Share Obligated by Incident Type: Largest Number-Severe Storms

So the SafetyData.gov audit results are in: one has to wade through lots of text to find them and then there are not many data tables for building apps. The gvernment will need to collect new data and mine other data sources to help the community of developers reach their full potential with government safety data.

Next: a similar audit of energy and education Data.gov "data sets" for the upcoming datapalooza events.

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Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS) CSV

Instructions for Use of this Dataset
 
This dataset lists all official FEMA Disaster Declarations. 
 
This is raw, unedited data from FEMA's National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS) and as such is subject to a small percentage of human error.
 
The dataset is primarily composed of historical data that was manually entered into NEMIS.  The NEMIS system started in 1998. 
 
The financial information is derived from NEMIS and not FEMA's official financial systems.  Due to differences in reporting periods, status of obligations and how business rules are applied, this financial information may differ slightly from official publication on public websites such as http://usaspending.gov;  this dataset is not intended to be used for any official federal financial reporting.
 
Please note the unique structure of the disaster sequencing (due to a numbering system that originated in the 1950's-1970's):
0001-1999     Major Disaster Declaration
2000-2999     Fire Management
3000-3999     Emergency Declaration (Special Emergency)
4000-               Major Disaster Declaration
 
Instructions for Use of this Dataset
 
This dataset lists individual Hazard Mitigation Projects. (note Tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet).  For more information on the Hazard Mitigation Program, please visit: http://www.fema.gov/hazard/dproc.shtm
 
The dataset contains funded (financial obligation to grantee) Public Assistance projects. Open projects still under pre-obligation processing are not represented. 
 
This is raw, unedited data from FEMA's National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS) and as such is subject to a small percentage of human error.
 
The financial information is derived from NEMIS and not FEMA's official financial systems.  Due to differences in reporting periods, status of obligations and how business rules are applied, this financial information may differ slightly from official publication on public websites such as usaspending.gov;  this dataset is not intended to be used for any official federal financial reporting.
 
Instructions for Use of this Dataset
 
This dataset lists summarized Applicant (subgrantee) information on two Worksheets  (note Tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet). 
 
The dataset contains funded (financial obligation to grantee) Public Assistance projects. Open projects still under pre-obligation processing are not represented. 
 
This is raw, unedited data from FEMA's National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS) and as such is subject to a small percentage of human error.
 
The financial information is derived from NEMIS and not FEMA's official financial systems.  Due to differences in reporting periods, status of obligations and how business rules are applied, this financial information may differ slightly from official publication on public websites such as usaspending.gov;  this dataset is not intended to be used for any official federal financial reporting.
 
Instructions for Use of this Dataset
 
This dataset lists individual projects.  There are 8 worksheets of projects (Tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet). 
 
The Applicants Tab lists the Applicants that are the grantees (recipients) of the projects.  
 
You can link the Projects to the Applicants using Applicant ID and State.  An Applicant will have one or more projects association.  Please see the other metadata files referenced on data.gov for more information.
 
The dataset contains obligated (financial obligation to grantee) Public Assistance projects. Open   projects still under pre-obligation processing are not represented. 
 
This is raw, unedited data from FEMA's National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS) and as such is subject to a small percentage of human error.
 
The financial information is derived from NEMIS and not FEMA's official financial systems.  Due to differences in reporting periods, status of obligations and how business rules are applied, this financial information may differ slightly from official publication on public websites such as http://usaspending.gov;  this dataset is not intended to be used for any official federal financial reporting.

National Integrated Drought Information System

DOC/NOAA
The tool provides access to US drought data, forecasts, and information from across federal and state agencies, tribes, universities, and other partners. Data is...

Source: http://www.drought.gov/portal/server.pt/community/drought_gov/202

On or about September 20, 2012, the US Drought Portal will release a newly designed website. The new design keeps all existing information while also incorporating feedback received from the web as well as from formal surveys of users. The new design includes improved navigation and updated and new sources of information. The old site will be available alongside the new design for a limited time.

MY NOTE: Link to data does not work

http://www.drought.gov/portal/server.pt/community/drought.gov/map_and_data_viewer

At bottom of page: For Drought Monitor KML (Google Earth) and GIS data download, refer to NDMC Data Download.

FEMA Public Assistance Funded Projects Detail - Open Government Initiative

Source: http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=6295

Resource Record Cover Image Thumbnail - opengov_images.jpg

Through the PA Program (CDFA Number 97.036), FEMA provides supplemental Federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain Private Non-Profit (PNP) organizations. The PA Program also encourages protection of these damaged facilities from future events by providing assistance for hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process.  This dataset lists all public assistance recipients, designated as Applicants in the data. The dataset also features a list of every funded, individual project, called project worksheets.

All records are derived from the National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS), which went into production in 1998, and its successor.

 

Document Details:

 


Media Type: File
Availability: Online
Language: English
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1.FEMA Public Assistance Funded Projects Detail

1.1.What is the data in the submission?
Through the Public Assistance (PA) Program, FEMA provides supplemental Federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain Private Non-Profit (PNP) organizations. The PA Program also encourages protection of these damaged facilities from future events by providing assistance for hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process. FEMA is very active in rebuilding communities through public facilities as well as individual homes and property.
1.2.How is it generated?
The data is derived from the National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS) and the Emergency Management Mission Integrated Environment (EMMIE). These two systems have been used since 1998 to process all Request for Public Assistance (RPA) as the system of record. The dataset was extracted using FEMA’s Enterprise Data Warehouse to ensure reliable, uniform data.
1.3.How can the data be used?
The information can be used for a multitude of purposes: business analysis, scientific research, socio-economic study, higher education research, planning and as raw data to test analytical tools. Consumers can compare disaster data and recovery efforts with external factors in order to gain a better understanding of how to maximize operational planning and effectiveness. 
 
For example, a local government planner can extract data on frequency and federal cost of specific public assistance projects such as road and bridge repair or debris removal in their locality to make more informed decisions on budgets and emergency plans. This information will provide specific detail on actual costs for previous, similar PA projects, theoretically on the exact same structure.
1.4.What data types will be in the dataset?
The FEMA Public Assistance Funded Projects Detail shall feature basic disaster incident information, applicant name, detail on individual projects, and project-level financial aggregate and available geographic information.

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program Summary - Open Government Dataset

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The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP, CFDA Number: 97.039) provides grants to States and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration.  The purpose of HMGP is to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters and to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during the immediate recovery from a disaster. This dataset lists all HMGP Projects stored in the National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS), some of which are historical entries.

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1.FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program Summary

1.1.What is the data in the submission?
The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) provides grants to States and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration. The purpose of HMGP is to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters and to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during the immediate recovery from a disaster.
1.2.How is it generated?
The data will be derived from the National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS). This system has been used since 1998 to process all HMGP project applications. Historical data was manually entered into NEMIS and is also present in the dataset. Twenty-nine records were removed from the dataset due to incorrect assignment of disaster number during manual data entry. 
 
The dataset will be extracted using FEMA’s Enterprise Data Warehouse to ensure reliable, uniform data.
1.3.How can the data be used?
The information can be used for a multitude of purposes: business analysis, scientific research, socio-economic study, higher education research, planning and as raw data to test analytical tools. Users of the data can compare disaster data and recovery efforts with external factors in order to gain a better understanding of how to maximize operational planning and effectiveness. 
 
For example, a local government planner can extract data on HMGP projects in their locality or in other desired localities within the United States to make more informed decisions on budgets and emergency plans. The information will also be useful in assisting a community with applying for an HMGP grant.
1.4.What data types will be in the dataset?
The FEMA Hazard Mitigation Program Summary dataset shall feature basic disaster declaration information, project title, project status, applicant details, financial aggregates, and available geographic information.

FEMA Disaster Declarations Summary - Open Government Dataset

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FEMA Disaster Declarations Summary is a summarized dataset describing all federally declared disasters. This information begins with the first disaster declaration in 1953 and features all three disaster declaration types: major disaster, emergency and fire management assistance. The dataset includes declared recovery programs and geographic areas (county not available before 1964; Fire Management records are considered partial due to historical nature of the dataset).

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1.FEMA Disaster Declarations Summary

1.1.What is the data in the submission?
The submission is a summarized dataset describing all federally declared disasters. This information begins with the first disaster declaration in 1953 and features all three disaster declaration types: fire management assistance, major disasters, and emergency declarations. The fire management information is not complete due to the historical nature of this information.
This information is available in limited form on fema.gov (http://www.fema.gov/hazard/index.shtm); it has not been previously available for download in raw data format.
1.2.How is it generated?
The data is derived from the National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS). NEMIS has been used since 1998 to document all disaster declaration as the system of record. Historical data was entered into NEMIS to record all available disaster declaration information prior to 1998. The dataset was extracted using FEMA’s Enterprise Data Warehouse to ensure reliable, uniform data.
1.3.How can the data be used?
The information can be used for a multitude of purposes: business analysis, scientific research, socio-economic study, higher education research, planning and as raw data to test analytical tools. Users of the data can compare disaster data and recovery efforts with external factors in order to gain a better understanding of how to maximize operational planning and effectiveness. 
 
For example, a local government planner can extract data on frequency and type of disaster declarations in their locality to make more informed decisions on budgets and emergency plans.
1.4.What data types will be in the dataset?
The FEMA Disaster Declarations Summary dataset shall feature basic disaster incident information such as declaration title, date, incident type and period, applicable FEMA program(s), state and county (all records from 1964 to present include county).

FEMA Public Assistance Funded Projects Summary - Open Government Initiative

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Through the PA Program (CDFA Number 97.036), FEMA provides supplemental Federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain Private Non-Profit (PNP) organizations. The PA Program also encourages protection of these damaged facilities from future events by providing assistance for hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process. FEMA is very active in rebuilding communities through public facilities as well as individual homes and property. This dataset lists all public assistance recipients (subgrantees) and a summary of the funded program support.

This dataset lists all Public Assistance Funded Projects stored in the National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS), launched in 1998, as well as its successor.

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1.FEMA Public Assistance Funded Projects Summary

1.1.What is the data in the submission?
Through the Public Assistance (PA) Program, FEMA provides supplemental Federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain Private Non-Profit (PNP) organizations. The PA Program also encourages protection of these damaged facilities from future events by providing assistance for hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process. FEMA is very active in rebuilding communities through public facilities as well as individual homes and property.
1.2.How is it generated?
The data is derived from the National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS) and the Emergency Management Mission Integrated Environment (EMMIE). These two systems have been used since 1998 to process all Request for Public Assistance (RPA) as the system of record. The dataset was extracted using FEMA’s Enterprise Data Warehouse to ensure reliable, uniform data.
1.3.How can the data be used?
The information can be used for a multitude of purposes: business analysis, scientific research, socio-economic study, higher education research, planning and as raw data to test analytical tools. Consumers can compare disaster data and recovery efforts with external factors in order to gain a better understanding of how to maximize operational planning and effectiveness. 
 
For example, a local government planner can extract data on frequency and federal cost of public assistance programs such as road and bridge repair or debris removal in their locality to make more informed decisions on budgets and emergency plans.
1.4.What data types will be in the dataset?
The FEMA Public Assistance Funded Projects Summary shall feature a synopsis of basic disaster incident information, applicant name, financial aggregate and available geographic information.

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The Safety Community is where data and insight are combined to facilitate a discussion around and awareness of our Nation's public safety activities. Whether you are interested in crime, roadway safety, or safety in the workplace, we have something for you. Check out the data, browse and use the apps, and join the conversation!

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Provide comments on US DOT’s crash data improvement initiative!

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SaferBus App

FMCSA is making sure everyone knows to "Look Before You Book."

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Natural Hazards and Preparedness Data
Centralized access to data on hazards from drought to hurricanes, to help ensure the safety and resilience of communities everywhere!

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Blogs/News

Safety.data.gov is a new open government initiative to increase awareness of and deepening insights into our Nation's public safety activities. Check out the blog section for our newest information.

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Safety Challenges

To maximize opportunities for education and entrepreneurship across a diverse set of public safety subjects, safety.data.gov has challenges, prizes, and competitions that encourage the application of public safety data in meaningful ways. Looking for different safety challenges? Start here to learn more! Or, tell us your story!

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An early focus of safety.data.gov is bringing together public safety data from across the Federal government. For the first time ever, we are bringing together information about crime, roadway safety, occupational safety, and transportation operator safety in a single place. What other data and resources should we list here? Join our forum to tell us what you need and share what you’ve done!

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Below is a listing of data sets and tools spanning a variety of important topics in public safety. These data sets are provided to support decision-making as well as inspire new research and application development. This section is updated frequently, so please check back regularly to discover newly released data sets.

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Interactive applications that visually display large datasets provide a portal to explore data and make discoveries. Federal agencies collect information on energy production, use, natural resources, and energy infrastructure logistics and this data can be used to create calculators, interactive maps, and other applications that leverage this data. These applications provide user communities the ability to highlight the energy issues that are occurring within their communities, aid businesses plan and analyze their proposed projects, and provide a baseline for analyzing how energy resources can be most optimally and efficiently used.

This page highlights a few of these applications, including both web-based applications and mobile apps. When you click on the images or titles below, you will be leaving the Data.gov website.

Mobile Apps

These apps are available on your mobile device, some are available in only a single format and others in multiple formats. Each icon links to the appropriate format when available. A “mobile web” app is designed for optimum use over your mobile device through it's built-in web browser.

Honolulu Tsunami Evacuation Zones
In the event of an emergency, time is of the essence. The Honolulu Tsunami Evacuation Zones app allows you to quickly and easily discover if you are in an tsunami evacuation zone.Download iOS AppDownload Android AppAccess Mobile Web
MobileREMM
MobileREMM contains selected, key files from the online, full version of the Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) tool.Download iOS AppDownload Android AppDownload BlackBerry AppWindows Phone App
Child Safety Seat Inspections Station Locator

Use this locator to find a child safety seat inspection station nearest you. Certified technicians will inspect your child safety seat and show you how to correctly install and use it.

Access Mobile Web
Recalls.gov App
The Consumer Product Safety Commission, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Food and Drug Administration, and Department of Agriculture monitor the safety of thousands of products and issue hundreds of recall announcements each year of millions of products. Now you have vital safety information available whenever and wherever you need it — right on your mobile phone.Download Android App
SaferBus
SaferBus App provides the general public an efficient way to view and access the safety performance of commercial motor carriers including motor coach and bus companies.Download iOS App
Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders
WISER is a system designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents, providing a wide range of information on hazardous substances.Download iOS AppDownload Android AppDownload BlackBerry AppWindows Phone App
 

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Bicycle Countermeasure Selection System (BIKESAFE)

BIKESAFE provides practitioners with the latest information available for improving the safety and mobility of those who bicycle. BIKESAFE's resources include an overview of bicycling in today's transportation system and information about bicycle crash factors and analysis and selecting and implementing bicycling improvements. BIKESAFE's tools allow users to select appropriate countermeasures or treatments to address specific bicycling objectives or crash problems.

04/12/2012
Body Armor Challenge

Through the Body Armor Challenge, the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) National Institute of Justice (NIJ) seeks solutions to determine whether individual in-service body armor has maintained an acceptable level of ballistic performance to a high degree of certainty at any point during its service life and in a manner that does not render it unfit for continued use. The goal of this Challenge is to empower end users who depend on this critical safety equipment to make informed decisions based on solid scientific evidence regarding the ballistic performance of the soft body armor they use.

09/14/2012
Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM)

CHEMM enables first responders, first receivers, other healthcare providers, and planners to plan for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of mass-casualty incidents involving chemicals. CHEMM provides a comprehensive, user-friendly, web-based resource that is also downloadable in advance, so that it would be available during an event if the internet is not accessible

09/12/2012
Commuter and Crime Heat Maps

Looking for information about a specific neighborhood? Get the inside scoop on crimes reported in cities across the country and commute times and routes.  Just navigate to your city and find information about crime and commuter issues in your neighborhood.

09/14/2012
Did You Feel It?

This web site is intended to tap the abundant information available about earthquakes from the people who actually experience them. By taking advantage of the vast numbers of Internet users, we can get a more complete description of what people experienced, the effects of the earthquake, and the extent of damage, than traditional ways of gathering felt information. And best of all, with your help we can do so almost instantly.

09/12/2012
Eat Shop Sleep

Looking for a popular restaurant nearby? A hotel without code violations to stay at? Eat Sleep Shop for your iPhone/iPad can help. Search for places to eat, shop & sleep and then read customer reviews as well as health, safety and labor highlights.

09/14/2012
Electronic Stability Control Systems Evaluation Software (MATLAB)

The NHTSA Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance utilizes MATLAB routines for post process yaw rate and lateral acceleration data collected during compliance testing to verify that tested vehicles meet the requirements of FMVSS No.126. Critical filtering and processing requirements are specified in the standard. The MATLAB routines used by NHTSA contracted test labs can be accessed below. The main program is a Graphical User Interface written in MATLAB’s programming language and is a windows based program.

04/12/2012
Entree for Windows (Crash Analysis Software)

Entree is a data entry and validation application, for the Microsoft Windows XP platforms, developed for the express purpose of assembling data-rich crash test data sets. The NHTSA Office of Crashworthiness Research is making this software available to its contractors, test sites, and the public in order to facilitate the receipt, processing and exchange of this data.

04/12/2012
FRA Web Accident Prediction System (WBAPS)

This site was established for the purpose of making railroad safety information readily available to a broad constituency which includes FRA personnel, railroad companies, research and planning organizations and the public, in general. Visitors have access to railroad safety information including accidents and incidents and highway-rail crossing data. From this site users can run dynamic queries and view current statistical information on railroad safety.

04/12/2012
Geospatial Information Systems Safety Analysis Tools

Computerized crash analysis systems in which crash data, roadway inventory data, and traffic operations data can be merged are used in many state and municipalities to identify problem locations and assess the effectiveness of implemented countermeasures. By integrating this traditional system with a geographical information system (GIS), which offers spatial referencing capabilities and graphical displays, a more effective crash analysis program can be realized. The analysis tools include five separate programs to evaluate crashes: Spot/Intersection Analysis, Strip Analysis, Cluster Analysis, Sliding-Scale Analysis, and Corridor Analysis.

05/18/2012
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Infographic Challenge

MADD has launched a challenge for an interesting, engaging, and compelling look at government drunk driving statistics in support of the program.  Help to meet the call for action.

09/14/2012
National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) Metadata/Attribute Builder Software

The software is provided to help the operator build digital geospatial attribute and metadata information for pipelines and LNG plants. For detailed information about the software’s usage and output, please refer to the NPMS Operator Standards.

04/12/2012
Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Analysis Tool (PBCAT)

PBCAT is a software application designed to assist State and local pedestrian and bicycle coordinators, planners, and engineers address pedestrian and bicyclist crash problems. PBCAT helps users create a database of details associated with crashes between motor vehicles and pedestrians or bicyclists, analyze the data, produce reports, and select countermeasures to address problems identified.

04/12/2012
Pedestrian and Bicycle Geographic Information System (GIS) Safety Analysis Tools

GIS software turns statistical data (such as accidents) and geographic data (such as roads and crash locations) into meaningful information for spatial analysis and mapping. In this suite of tools, GIS-based analytical techniques have been applied to a series of pedestrian and bicycle safety issues, including safe routes for walking to school, selection of streets for bicycle routes, and high pedestrian crash zones. Users downloading these tools must meet minimum GIS software requirements.

05/18/2012
Pedestrian Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System (PEDSAFE)

PEDSAFE provides practitioners with the latest information available for improving the safety and mobility of those who walk. This online tool gives users a list of possible engineering, education, and/or enforcement treatments to improve pedestrian safety and/or mobility based on user input about a specific location.

04/12/2012
Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER)

PAGER is an automated system that produces content concerning the impact of significant earthquakes around the world, informing emergency responders, government and aid agencies, and the media of the scope of the potential disaster. PAGER rapidly assesses earthquake impacts by comparing the population exposed to each level of shaking intensity with models of economic and fatality losses based on past earthquakes in each country or region of the world.

09/12/2012
Pulse Point

Connecting those who know CPR with those in cardiac arrest nearby.  Download the app and get an alert when you can save a life.

09/14/2012
Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM)

REMM provides guidance for health care providers, primarily physicians, about clinical diagnosis and treatment of radiation injury during radiological and nuclear emergencies. REMM provides just-in-time, evidence-based, usable information with sufficient background and context to make complex issues understandable to those without formal radiation medicine expertise.

09/12/2012
Red Cross Hurricane App

Get instant access to local and real time information on what to do before, during and after hurricanes. Building on the Red Cross’ social media space, the app also includes a number of features that allow people to monitor personalized weather alerts in locations where family and friends reside and to share information with others in their social networks who might also need it.

09/14/2012
SafeRoadMaps.org

SafeRoadMaps.org is an integrated Geographical Information System (GIS) platform for conducting analysis using Fatal Accident Reporting System (FARS) data. The website contains several tools than can be used to analyze and display traffic safety data at the community, regional and national level. These tools include heatmaps for displaying multiple years of data, real-time safety tools for displaying traffic safety reporting, and intelligent safety maps for all 50 states.

05/15/2012
Safety Book

The Army National Guard created Safety Book as a collection of useful reference cards to help communicate and manage safety issues and training in the military.

09/14/2012
SAP Recalls Plus

Designed for parents, Recalls Plus can monitor recalls of children's products.  This app lets you search recall history by brand or category, create a personal watch list of items, track allergen related recalls, share relevant recalls with others, and read and monitor recalls from all relevant US government agencies: CPSC, NHTSA, FDA and USDA.

09/14/2012
ShakeMap

A ShakeMap is a representation of ground shaking produced by an earthquake. The information it presents is different from the earthquake magnitude and epicenter that are released after an earthquake because ShakeMap focuses on the ground shaking produced by the earthquake, rather than the parameters describing the earthquake source.

09/12/2012
Signal Analysis Software

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Research and Development offers signal analysis software for Windows platforms for the analysis and processing of crash test data. Basic mathematical processing (filters, resampling) and injury criteria computations are included with a number of the packages.

04/12/2012
Signal Analysis Software (Automatic)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Research and Development offers signal analysis software for Windows platforms for the analysis and processing of crash test data. Basic mathematical processing (filters, resampling) and injury criteria computations are included with a number of the packages. This package contains: ankle rotation, load cell analysis, MHD filter, signal browser, vehicle checker, toe pan intrusion, roof crush, injury assessment values, and auto injury criteria.

04/12/2012
Signal Analysis Software (FORTRAN)

The NHTSA Tools (Fortran) comprise NHTSA's original work in developing software for the analysis of signal data generated as a result of instrumented vehicle, biomechanical, component, and signal waveform generator tests. Some of the core algorithms in this package are documented in Federal standards and have served as the theoretical foundation upon which current software has been developed. While this package is no longer under active development, the sources, documentation, and available binaries have been published on this site as a resource for the research community.

04/12/2012
Structural Impact Simulation And Model Extraction (SISAME) System

The SISAME (Structural Impact Simulation And Model Extraction) system has been developed by NHTSA R&D to extract optimal lumped-parameter structural impact models from actual or simulated vehicle crash event data. At the core of this system SISAME-3D provides a full representation of three-dimensional vehicle structures to support modeling applications including oblique and nonoblique frontal and side impacts and vehicle-to-vehicle compatibility interactions. SISAME-3D can be also used for finite element model tuning and as a workbench for exploring the space of safety-optimized designs. The combination of optimal extraction and simulation of efficient low to mid complexity models makes SISAME-3D a powerful and unique tool for vehicle impact research.

04/12/2012
Surrogate Safety Assessment Module (SSAM)

SSAM is a tool for traffic engineers to perform comparative safety analysis of highway design alternatives using traffic simulation models. The software combines traffic microsimulation and automated conflict analysis. It is designed to be compatible with as many traffic simulation models as possible, such as VISSIM, Paramics, AIMSUN, and TEXAS. SSAM uses the best possible surrogate measures (i.e., most representative of crash propensity) that are observable in simulation models. It also supports flexible analysis (e.g., different aggregations of statistics, different visualization types).

04/12/2012
Traffic Safety Dashboard

Check out the traffic safety rates by state over time and the report card for each state.  Created by Claremont Graduate University.

09/14/2012
USGS Tweet Earthquake Dispatch (TED)

USGSted (USGS Tweet Earthquake Dispatch) distributes alerts for earthquakes worldwide with magnitudes of 5.5 and above. @USGSted earthquake tweets contain a magnitude descriptor, location, origin time, and a link to the USGS webpage with the most recent information about the event. After some significant earthquakes, @USGSted will also tweet supplementary information about the event.

09/12/2012
We Make It Safer

Beginning with product recalls, WeMakeItSafer will tell you if something you own is, or already was, recalled. Whether you are a manufacturer, consumer, or reseller, find the latest information about recalls and safe products.

09/14/2012

Challenges

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Want to create an app for Safety? Join one of the Federal agency competitions and challenges for developing apps with public safety data. Challenges range from brainstorming ideas to creating applications to proposing research.

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Department of Labor Worker Safety and Health App Challenge

Department of Labor Worker Safety and Health App Challenge

 

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) wants your help in building tools to educate the public about safety in the workplace.

Reporting Patient Safety Events Challenge

Reporting Patient Safety Events Challenge

 

Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) listed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) create a safe environment for health care providers to collect, aggregate, and analyze data without fear of legal discovery. This flow of information is designed to improve the quantity and quality of actionable information available and ultimately improves the safety of health care by identifying and reducing the risks associated with patient care. 

The Institute of Medicine, in its 2011 report on Health IT and Patient Safety:  Building Safer Systems for Better Carerecommended voluntary adverse event reporting by health care providers and promoted PSOs using AHRQ’s Common Formats as the “best option” for advancing effective reporting. Because medical errors occur in a complex environment and are caused by multiple factors, adverse event reporting must capture a wide range of data, which may go beyond structured data required by Common Formats. Furthermore, providers may need to send the same or similar data to more than one PSO as well as to other public health or health oversight agencies.

US DOT Motorcoach Safety Data Student Challenge

US DOT Motorcoach Safety Data Student Challenge

 

Data can improve decision making. This challenge asks you to analyze or visualize Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) motorcoach safety and other relevant data to help improve those decisions. We challenge you to make better information accessible to more people to encourage better decisions. Through better decisions we can drastically improve the safety of our nation’s motor coaches. Do you have what it takes to develop an innovative product that benefits motorcoach travelers?  The United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) wants to see what you can do!

Resources

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While this site provides access to a wide variety of Federal safety data, there are equally important data sources that are useful for determining exposure data. In addition, State and local governments make a good deal of safety data available. Check out the links below!

Federal Data

Population Information - Census

The US Census Bureau provides DataFerrett, which is a unique data analysis and extraction tool-with recoding capabilities-to customize federal, state, and local data to suit your requirements. (FERRETT stands for Federated Electronic Research, Review, Extraction, and Tabulation Tool.) Using DataFerrett, you can develop an unlimited array of customized spreadsheets that are as versatile and complex as your usage demands.

The National Atlas

Maps of America are what you'll find and make on nationalatlas.gov™. Maps of innovation and vision that illustrate our changing Nation. Maps that capture and depict the patterns, conditions, and trends of American life. Maps that supplement interesting articles. Maps that tell their own stories. Maps that cover all of the United States or just your area of interest. Maps that are accurate and reliable from more than 20 Federal organizations. Maps about America's people, heritage, and resources. Maps that will help you, your children, your colleagues, and your friends understand the United States and its place in the world.

The National Map

Use The National Map Viewer and Download Platform to visualize, inspect, and download our most current topographic base map data and products for free. Managed by the USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP), The National Map Viewer provides access to all eight primary data themes of The National Map.

Travel Habits - National Household Travel Survey

The NHTS is the authoritative source of national data on the travel behavior of the American public. The dataset allows analysis of daily travel by all modes, including characteristics of the people traveling, their household, and their vehicles.

Non-Federal Data

City of Chicago Public Safety Data

The City of Chicago Open Data Portal provides access to a wide variety of public data, including public safety data.

Maryland StateStat - Violent Crime

A dashboard developed by the State of Maryland to measure progress against the goal of reducing violent crime. The dashboard provides access to resources and the underlying data used to measure progress.

North Carolina Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Data Tool

Use this online database to learn about North Carolina police reported bicycle and pedestrian crashes. Information for almost 40,000 bicycle and pedestrian crashes with motor vehicles in North Carolina has been compiled to create an interactive database. You can look for standard data tables for certain years or geographic areas, or create your own using our online query tool.

Wisconsin Community Maps

Community Maps provides Wisconsin's local law enforcement and Traffic Safety Commissions with an online interface for visualizing and mapping crash data. Fatal crash locations are mapped from 2001 to the present, using FARS- or locally-mapped coordinates.

Wisconsin Safety Data Resource Portal

The Wisconsin Safety Data Resource Portal is organized as a catalog of Wisconsin's traffic records system, data resources, and stakeholders.

Blogs

Source: http://www.data.gov/communities/node/7861/blogs

Administration Safety Data Initiative Challenges App Developers

Source: http://www.data.gov/communities/node/7861/blogs/36351

Posted on Thu, 2012-05-17 10:16 by Ray LaHood and Todd Park

Safety is the number one priority at the US Department of Transportation (DOT), so National Transportation Week is the perfect time for DOT to help launch the Obama Administration's critical Safety Data Initiative--an historic effort to make government data relating to every aspect of safety, from transportation crime to consumer products much more accessible, and to stimulate the development of innovative apps and services fueled by those data.

We know that helping Americans gain access to practical information can help them make smarter, safer choices. So, coordinated by DOT, this new collaborative effort involving Federal agencies and members of the public aims to unleash Americans’ entrepreneurial spirit by encouraging participants to build a range of innovative digital tools and mobile applications to enhance public and product safety

To help kick off the Safety Data Initiative, today we are announcing two app challenges that take advantage of more than 700 open government datasets now available on Safety.Data.gov.

DOT has launched the Motorcoach Safety Data Student Challenge, which asks developers to use public performance data about interstate commercial bus companies found on safety.data.gov to help consumers make smart safety decisions about their bus travel.

And the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration wants your help in building tools to educate the public about safety in the workplace through its Worker Safety and Health Challenge. The goal is to develop apps that can reduce the number of work-related injuries, which affected more than 800,000 individuals in 2009 alone.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, DOT, DOL, and other agencies are looking forward to seeing the safety apps that you’ll develop for America’s public safety officers and concerned citizens. Are you building apps that empower people to make informed decisions about their safety and the safety of others using data from safety.data.gov?  We want to hear about them!  Tell us about the safety apps you’ve built using the form on the White House site. In September, the Safety Data Initiative will host a Safety Datapalooza at which some of the most innovative safety applications submitted will be highlighted.

DOT and the rest of the Federal agencies with safety missions never stop working on your behalf. And now, with the Administration's new Safety Data Initiative, you can join us in keeping America safe.

Ray LaHood is Secretary of Transportation. Todd Park is US CTO.

Original Blog Post at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/05/16/administration-safety-data-initiative-challenges-app-developers

Welcome!

Source: http://www.data.gov/communities/node/7861/blogs/15281

Posted on Thu, 2012-04-12 18:16 by Website Administrator

Welcome to Safety.Data.Gov, a one-stop-shop for government safety data, bringing unprecedented value and transparency to this important topic.

Safety.Data.Gov will provide valuable resources on government, business, and citizen safety services. Currently, safety information is domain-specific, which makes developing models using data from all around government difficult and less readily accessible. For example, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) publishes incident reports on pipeline accidents, but the ability to find and study this information in conjunction with workplace incidents, crime, and other data to develop a predictive model currently requires digging across many separate federal organizations and compiling the data. With Safety.Data.Gov, we will create a safety community, establish new connections and foster greater collaboration to lower the barriers between federal agencies for more comprehensive access to safety information and best practices.  This community has the potential to enhance public safety as the data is much more widely available to a global safety community.

Vision

Safety is of crucial importance because it affects public health and sustainable practices. Safety.Data.Gov will facilitate the creation of a cross-sector, collaborative safety portal that better fulfills the needs of the public, private, and civil sectors. From a federal perspective, we will continue bringing data into this community from Justice, Labor (including OSHA), Health, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and others.  Externally, we will encourage participation from traditional safety stakeholders, universities, and researchers.   States also have interesting and valuable data to add to this project.

Process & Functionality

The data we are currently focused on includes: incident data, enforcement actions, product safety, and exposure data. At a basic level, data usage will be measured in terms of downloads. Collaborators will also have room for feedback and follow-up, as well as sharing success stories and best practices. This platform will have the capabilities of core social functionality provided by data.gov (forums, blogs, wikis, and a rating system).

We are also creating a one-stop shop for analytical software and decision support tools that agencies make publically available. For example, the site links to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Analysis Tool (PBCAT) from walkinginfo.org. This tool is designed to assist state and local pedestrian/bicycle coordinators, planners and engineers with improving walking and bicycling safety through a comprehensive database of crashes between motor vehicles and pedestrians or bicycles. Another tool linked through Safety.Data.Gov is the FRA Web Accident Prediction System (WBAPS), which provides access to railroad safety information, including accidents and incidents and highway-rail crossing data. From this site users can run dynamic queries and view current statistical information on railroad safety.

Challenges and featured apps will help identify a wider range of ideas and solutions to spur innovation through the new Safety.Data.Gov site. Examples of potential future challenges could be:

  • Finding a way to visually inspect satellite imagery for roadway characteristics at fatal crash sites.
  • Calculating economic costs of transportation safety issues, especially in terms of system safety.
  • Looking at ways to build on the American Public Health Association (APHA) study about tuberculosis on the bus.
  • Enhancing bike safety reporting with a crowdsourcing tool to self-report bike crashes or dangerous conditions to make the underlying data open and available in DC.

Outcomes

Our approach will allow  Data.Gov to move outside limited Federal resources and better address cross-sector issues. We also hope to bring a diverse range of ideas to the forefront, identify new solutions for our cross-sector problems, and stimulate private sector involvement. This is an excellent opportunity to leverage open government with community involvement—if you have any ideas for ways to improve the site, or know of a data set you would like to see included, please visit the forums at (www.____) and join the conversation!

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  Yes, and working on the audit of what's there and useful to work with:

OSHA is offering $30,000 in prizes in a challenge to build apps that educate the public about safety in the workplace. 

 

Interesting tech IPO ~ "find a place to live and learn about the commute using Trulia commute maps" via 

 

Nice AOL article on the WH's  Palooza with a generous focus on  and my speech.  

 
 

 DepSec Seth Harris made a compelling case for public-private  at . Read more at 

 

 DepSec Seth Harris made a compelling case for public-private  at . Read more at 

 
 

RT "Data visualization is a language of scale"-. It fills in when words fail us. 

 
 

: 80% of recalled products remain in homes after a recall at  event.Need to close that disconnect”

 
 

MT : Usgs & noaa opening up tons of earthquake & water data . Integration w/  could B powerful

 
 

 was invited to the White House to show consumer innovation in advancing public  via  

 

 announces new  app like  app powered by    via 

 

RT  Simply Check takes gov to make checking items for recall quick & easy. Big help for small biz...

 
 

What is data journalism?   talk Safetypalooza by Chrys Wu ()

 
 

Trulia Local - Visual analysis of local data   (via)

 
 

FYI   “: 80% of recalled products remain in homes after a recall. - Dan Verakis at 

 
 

The conversation around  bigdata goes on after the with   

 
 

The conversation around  bigdata goes on after the with   

 
 

RT : . launched a hurricane mobile app in Aug: Has social badges to encourage self-edu.

 
 

Excellent RT : I posted my  Safety Datapalooza data journalism talk:  

 
 

I posted my White House Safety Datapalooza data journalism talk: /cc   

 

RT  offering $30,000 in prizes for developers who create the best apps by November 30 

 
 

RT : Welcome to Twitter  Good to have another gov't safety agency join us in the Twitterverse. 

 
 

RT : So happy to have spoken at the White House event with . And awesome to see show off what...

 
 

So happy to have spoken at the White House  event with. And awesome to see  show off what we've built at Trulia!

 

   High fives all around! That's awesome.

 
 

   I keep thinking about asterisks as little pom poms — *high fives*

 

   Also see: *\o/* Such useful, usable info  & an inspiring, expressive dataviz talk by Sha.

 

 big big big ups, mate! Any documentation of what you talked about?

 
 

 none right now, will put some up. Short talk, quoted :)

 

RT : WH Datapalooza--If you know CPR check out the app Pulse Point! You may save a life! 

 

. I tried bringing Pulse Point to HNL but our CAD vendor held us hostage to open up their data.  

 
 

 community will have to take it on individually, Gov just can't afford to provide everything eh?

 
 

. The PulsePoint Foundation has many good alternate approaches. Let's work together to find a way to make this happen in Hawaii.

 
 

FRA's Jo Strang with Brian Forde at  this morning for-palooza 

 

Lend a hand to  sufferers: help  with new Drought Code Sprint:   

 
 

Lend a hand to  sufferers: help  with new Drought Code Sprint:   

 
 

"It's amazing what you can do for citizens when your technology leverages government data" Brian Forde   # Recallsplus

 

"It's amazing what you can do for citizens when your technology leverages government data" Brian Forde   # Recallsplus

 
 

 event at the  with Chief Price, and PulsePoint board member 

 

RT : WH Datapalooza--If you know CPR check out the app Pulse Point! You may save a life! 

 
 

. I tried bringing Pulse Point to HNL but our CAD vendor held us hostage to open up their data.  

 
 

 community will have to take it on individually, Gov just can't afford to provide everything eh?

 
 

. The PulsePoint Foundation has many good alternate approaches. Let's work together to find a way to make this happen in Hawaii.

 
 

WH Datapalooza--If you know CPR check out the app Pulse Point! You may save a life!  

 

Natural Hazards and Preparedness data is open & available. Be the first to know if there is an earthquake or severe weather 

 
 

Creative tech makes  accessible via any kind of phone. White House CTO  thinks it's "super cool!"

 

VoIP Drupal-powered apps at the White House  Palooza! cc:    

 
 

 palooza expo. The best innovators in the safety arena.

 
 

: Correction Kathy Sullivan is 1 of 6 women to join NASA as an Astronaut. She and Marcia McNutt presented together. Great event!

 
 

RT : . is asking for help from developers on apps:   

 
 

  Thanks for sharing! Its tough being two places at once :/

 
 

  is there a detailed list of problems farmers have with accessing drought and relief data or a tool wishlist available?

 
 

MT  at White House wraps up. Good view of early work. Much to be done tho to turn gov data into more, useful tools.

 
 

MT  at White House wraps up. Good view of early work. Much to be done tho to turn gov data into more, useful tools.

 
 

The  topic ISN'T  in costume doing the Safety Dance. S.s.s.s. A.a.a.a F.f.f.f E.e.e.e T.t.t.t Y.y.y.y. Safety. Dance

 

  can dance if he wants to.

 
 

HT : "Holy Motherboard!" Check out the Datapoolza news 

 
 

 event at White House EOB wraps up. Good view of early work. Much to be done tho to turn gov data into more, useful tools.

 
 

Wow--so much on ! Innovators: let me know what else you want to see and what  you need to make our lives safer

 

 event at White House EOB wraps up. Good view of early work. Much to be done tho to turn gov data into more, useful tools.

 
 

Wow--so much on ! Innovators: let me know what else you want to see and what  you need to make our lives safer

 

That’s all from the  palooza! Thanks for joining us. Check out . Use it, and build amazing things with it!

 
 

 palooza a day full of  & 

 
 

 thank you. It was amazing.

 
 

RT : Dueling Banjos Gov 2.0 style -  and live tweeting  Palooza : )

 

I wish I could have  emcee my life. He's so jazzed all the time 

 

RT : Now at  forum: Jan Withers, president of MADD  Says  pursues science-based solutions

 

: need drought app that will provide resources, tools and location for people dealing with drought disaster areas. Deadline 10.12

 

 Thank you so much! This app is built on , stop by our table at  and we can give you more details

 

 looking for drought apps-tools to help communities / users recover from droughts. Go to:  

 

 looking for drought apps-tools to help communities / users recover from droughts. Go to:  

 

pretty sure this is the 1st time i have seen high level WH officials talk open data / maps w/ this much depth  

 

calling all innovators RT  offering $30K in prizes for developers who create best apps by Nov 30 

 

: Colleen Callahan, USDA needs help in being prepared for recovery of 2300 counties hit by drought disaster- need an app.

 

 calling all developers for 1st Drought Code Sprint. Help farmers, ranchers & others gain reliable 1-click access to info.

 

 Callahan: use  to provide producers & communities one-click access to info on  conditions, resources, services.

 

Hurricane mobile app from  has social badges encouraging self-education. Earthquake app is next!  MT

 

RT : Amazing resource to help farmers, others recover - drought: USDA  

 

Colleen Callahan  asks  crowd for help to address impact of one century's worst droughts 2300 counties hurting

 

Colleen Callahan  asks  crowd for help to address impact of one century's worst droughts 2300 counties hurting

 

Amazing resource to help farmers and others recover around drought from USDA at  

 

Amazing resource to help farmers and others recover around drought from USDA at  

 

 launches  code sprint. Use . Help farmers, ranchers, and others get information on conditions and Federal relief.

 

 mobile preparedness app is spatially aware. seems like a trend at 

 

RT : Marcia McNutt was 1 of the first 6 women to join NASA as an astronaut! Director of the U.S. Geological Survey.

 

: Red Cross launch new hurricane app. Users load as they need it. Track the storm, then use to find shelters afterwards.

 

"I'm not gonna try to change their behavior. I'm just gonna go with it." The red cross guy is cracking me up 

 

 Hurricane app provides preparedness tips, alerts via data & storm tracker alerts, partnering w/ Weather Channel

 

 Hurricane app provides preparedness tips, alerts via data & storm tracker alerts, partnering w/ Weather Channel

 

Dominick Tolli of  says first aid test is most popular feature of their app. Now talking about hurricane app. 

 

. launched a hurricane mobile app in August: Has social badges to encourage self-education. 

 

: Dominick Tolli, VP Red Cross. "Testing Safety IQ is the most used function on the Red Cross app. People love getting badges"

 

Super cool!  Hurricane app via to help before, during, and after storms 

 

Super cool!  Hurricane app via to help before, during, and after storms 

 

Fascinating.  +  opening up earthquake+water data. Integration w.  could be hugely powerful MT 

 

 Dominick Tolli talks of  app available via and First Aid app w Test badges.

 

 Dominick Tolli talks of  app available via and First Aid app w Test badges.

 

: Marcia McNutt was 1 of the first 6 women to join NASA as an astronaut! Director of the U.S. Geological Survey.

 

Wow. Pulse Point app registers CPR-capable volunteers & dispatches them by proximity for nearby 911 calls. 

 

Welcome  to the Twitterverse with a ! They’re posting live this morning from -palooza at the 

 

First American woman to walk in space (  Kathryn Sullivan) just presented at -palooza! Very cool. 

 

 notes Kathryn Sullivan, Deputy Administrator, NOAA was first woman to walk in space ! 

 

 notes Kathryn Sullivan, Deputy Administrator, NOAA was first woman to walk in space ! 

 

"earthquake" datasets are 2nd only to " visitors" dataset, which #1 -The Honorable Marcia McNutt, Director 

 

RT : Jan Withers of : advocates efficacy of sobriety checkpoints, ignition locks.  "informs all that we do."

 

Learning about what horses and smart phones have in common at the  @ the  from US geological survey

 

Learning about what horses and smart phones have in common at the  @ the  from US geological survey

 

RT  Have a weather app? It's powered by  Now they're adding 27 new data sets to

 

: TED, Volcano eruptions, weather and water watch. Kathryn Sullivan and Marcia McNutt of U.S.G.S

 

 Dr. McNutt:   community breaks down the silos and opens new opportunities to keep people safe.

 

Newest  -ism: "Holy Motherboard!"  Comics, you have your first  X-man.

 

RT : USGS, NOAA: New data on natural hazards weather, earthquakes, drought...top of list at 

 

RT : USGS, NOAA: New data on natural hazards weather, earthquakes, drought...top of list at 

 

i believe 100% of the data issues presented at  are spatial issues. is there a map for that? watch now at 

 

Have a weather app? It's powered by   Now they're adding 27 new data sets to  Looking 4ward to more apps

 

Fascinating. Usgs and noaa opening up tons of earthquake and water data. . Integration with  could be hugely powerful

 

 also added new data and tools to  community - volcano and water information. Drought-related data available.

 

USGS and NOAA: New data on natural hazards weather, earthquakes, drought, volcanoes, top of the list at 

 

USGS and NOAA: New data on natural hazards weather, earthquakes, drought, volcanoes, top of the list at 

 

 -related  now available through, including Environmental Response Mgmt App

 

: NOAA powers all smart phone weather apps

 

Amazed by the PulsePoint app alerts cpr trained people of nearby cardiac arrest to see if they can help while ems is on route.

 

RT : . has spread to other California fire departments:  Mobile +  + citizens.

 

 Dr. McNutt and  Dr. Sullivan up now to announce the new natural hazards data available in 

 

. has spread to other California fire departments: Mobile +  + citizens. 

 

Pulse Point app video will make you cry.    Then sign up for it. 

 

Learning about a cool app called pulsepoint. Citizens that know CPR can help in there community. 

 

san ramon fire chief talks about . proves the point about how maps are required for 

 

Okay, already a fan. But this is the first app that's ever inspired me run down a street to help someone. 

 

Fire Chief Richard Price shows powerful video of PulsePoint app, used to speed CPR aid   

 

Fire Chief Richard Price shows powerful video of PulsePoint app, used to speed CPR aid   

 

Awesome app! MT : Chief Price - PulsePoint app empowering citizens to provide life-saving assistance 

 

 demos app that dispatches nearby CPR-trained citizens to cardiac emergencies for help before medics arrive

 

Cool app RT : Thanks to Pulse Point app, users can provide life-saving assist when notified cardiac emergency near by.

 

MT : Thanks to Pulse Point app, users can save a life when notified of cardiac emergency nearby  

 

MT : Thanks to Pulse Point app, users can save a life when notified of cardiac emergency nearby  

 

2011 Vita Honoree, San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Chief Rich Price at the White House  palooza.

 

: Fire Chief Richard Price - Pulse Point app helps people who suffer cardiac arrest get help from us fast!

 

"Items I Own" checks products against product safety registry, -Jennifer Toney of "We Make It Safer" 

 

Thanks to Pulse Point app, users can provide life-saving assist when notified cardiac emergency near by. 

 

Up now: Chief Price talking about PulsePoint app empowering citizens to provide life-saving assistance 

 

RT  uses  to enable 4.5M checks for recalls while increasing profits for businesses

 

Product recall apps , &  Recalls Plus show how gov't  can lead to multitude of opps for business

 

MT : Now up at the : San Ramon Fire Chief talking about an amazing app 

 

 uses  to enable 4.5M checks for recalls while increasing profits for businesses 

 

 uses  to enable 4.5M checks for recalls while increasing profits for businesses 

 

Now up at the  Palooza: San Ramon Fire Chief talking about an amazing app 

 

 Simply Check takes gov  to make checking items for recall quick & easy. Big help for small biz owners & consumers.

 

Cool results : We Make It Safer app: 400K users; checked 4.5M products; prevented est 2,269 injuries; saved firms $7K/month

 

Cool results : We Make It Safer app: 400K users; checked 4.5M products; prevented est 2,269 injuries; saved firms $7K/month

 

Dueling Banjos Gov 2.0 style -  and  live tweeting  Palooza : )

 

Toney shares how Toyconomy toy rental firm uses tool to ensure toy safety, uses We Make It Safer seal. 

 

Toney shares how Toyconomy toy rental firm uses tool to ensure toy safety, uses We Make It Safer seal. 

 

Whether or not you use any of the product recall apps presented at, when cleaning electric appliances with blades, UNPLUG THEM

 

We Make It Safer also makes Simply Check app, product checking, monitoring for second hand / consignment marktets. 

 

We Make It Safer also makes Simply Check app, product checking, monitoring for second hand / consignment marktets. 

 

Toney talking about web app they developed: "Items I Own - will check products against product safety registry 

 

Toney talking about web app they developed: "Items I Own - will check products against product safety registry 

 

NIJ Deputy Director Greg Ridgeway announces Body Armor Challenge 

 

Jennifer Toney, CEO of "We Make It Safer" waiting to enter White House Safety  this morning 

 

.   - 3 apps presented at palooza that connect CPSC recall products to you using open data

 

: We Make it Safer- a product recall company founded by Jennifer Toney from Oakland.

 

Jennifer Toney, CEO, We Make It Safer -examined poor state of recall data, gathered/cleaned it, made it more structured 

 

Jennifer Toney, CEO, We Make It Safer -examined poor state of recall data, gathered/cleaned it, made it more structured 

 

A 3rd product mobile recalls app at the  Palooza "fills the recall info gap." Multiple options= competition?

 

Hope the Recalls Plus app (another product safety app), one of's moves to consumer, doesn't make you to start a workflow.

 

SAP’s Recall + has 30K iPhone users, 8K Google play users, 3K FB users   

 

SAP’s Recall + has 30K iPhone users, 8K Google play users, 3K FB users   

 

love that White House CTO 's go-to phrases are "awesome" and "scrub in."  

 

RT : Eloquent talk by  on data journalism: at the . Will be circling back.

 

RT : Eloquent talk by  on data journalism: at the . Will be circling back.

 

Now up at  Palooza:   Interesting to see an enterprise biz make a  mobile app.

 

Very cool preview of new  app that helps you keep track of product recalls! 

 

: great app to keep track of products that you own that alerts you when there is a product recall on an item@safetybook

 

RT : Cool:  mobile enables people to transfer product ownership to one another, preserving chain of custody

 

Cool:  mobile enables people to transfer product ownership to one another, preserving chain of custody. 

 

Did you know that  has 3 open  sources for developers: recalls, saferproducts and NEISS injury estimates?

 

MT  70K children go to hospitals each year due to recalled products parents didn’t know they had-  

 

Safety book has new app on recalls  use phone camera to scan bar code to add to your reg

 

Agreed! RT  Great spending time with US CTO today. What an inspiring and high-energy leader. 

 

. "is a product recall monitor." Looks like a good example of smart disclosure:  

 

70K children go to hospotials each year due to recalled products parents didn’t know they had - Verakis  

 

70K children go to hospotials each year due to recalled products parents didn’t know they had - Verakis  

 

 mobile product recall monitor  uses  to alert consumers about recalls

 

Great spending time with US CTO  today. What an inspiring and high-energy leader. 

 

MT  introducing next round of innovators, leveraging  to protect consumers

 

MT  introducing next round of innovators, leveraging  to protect consumers

 

80% of recalled products remain in homes after a recall. - Dan Verakis at  event. Need to close that disconnect.

 

80% of recalled products remain in homes after a recall. - Dan Verakis at  event. Need to close that disconnect.

 

Over 35mm vehicles and over 150mm products recalled in past 2 years 

 

Consumer safety data apps about to begin at  palooza. We love developers making  data more accessible and better used.

 

 now speaking about the new really cool recall app by 

 

 takes the stage, introducing the next round of innovators – leveraging  to protect consumers

 

Chief Price and US CTO Todd Park. Chief presents soon - around 11. Here comes PulsePoint. 

 

RT : Eloquent talk by  on data journalism: at the . Will be circling back.

 

 sounds interesting. I'm downstairs for the event. Looking forward to the  launch here later.

 

"Data shows us patterns that tell us truths: how things happened and why" - Chrys Wu  of  

 

-palooza taking short break. Looking forward to more insightful presentations and resources on gov data.

 

Eloquent talk by  on data journalism: at the . Will be circling back. 

 

 palooza taking a quick break. when we get back, is back at the podium!

 

RT  Withers from  on showing 50% dec in drunk driving deaths in OR from interventions w DUI offenders 

 

Hacks and Hackers goddess Chrys Wu  speaking at today. Phenomenal resource, community builder.

 

Sha Whang speaking eloquently on need for visualization language to grasp vast, fast moving data. 

 

Sha Whang speaking eloquently on need for visualization language to grasp vast, fast moving data.