NFPA continues to enhance data and analytics efforts to serve fire departments around the world

Blog Post created by cathylongley Employee on Jun 22, 2017


Less than two years ago, NFPA hired its first full time data scientist. Dr. Nathaniel Lin came armed with an impressive skill set, strong professional achievements, and a great deal of passion for data analytics.Since then, NFPA has invested in additional staff, infrastructure, and has spent much of the last two years cultivating collaborative relationships so that, together with our stakeholders and like-minded organizations, we can develop a data analytics framework that will benefit fire departments and enforcement communities.

It is refreshing to see the number of fire departments and associations around the world who share NFPA's commitment to capturing, sharing and applying data to reinforce collective wisdom.

The world's largest Data Analytics Club heard about NFPA's efforts to aggregate and apply data so that firefighters and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) can tackle challenges and develop solutions in their communities. NFPA's data lead Nathaniel Lin was invited to talk about the organization's work on the #FutureofData Podcast, a show geared toward senior executives responsible for data-driven products, services and companies.  Learn about Lin's background and NFPA's journey to improve fire safety with data analytics, by accessing the podcast here.