Calling all Data Architects! NFPA is looking to procure Data Architect professional services, from an experienced individual or firm, to design and document a comprehensive and scalable data model and data infrastructure requirements for community risk reduction (CRR) data. This project is part of a Federal grant funded activity and will build upon and link to efforts already underway to build a National Fire Data System, specifically around the integration of community risk reduction data into other types of fire service activity data.
The overall goal of this project is to develop a prototype data model and expand the national fire data system being developed by NFPA for quality local and national data for CRR decision making, by developing a prototype community risk reduction data model and the data infrastructure to gather CRR data from fire departments. The proposed project will convene subject matter experts from the enforcer, public education, CRR, codes & standards, and data communities to identify current best practices and existing data formats to develop a scalable, flexible, CRR data model. Using this data model, the project will expand the backend data infrastructure of the National Fire Data System to ingest, process, store and share CRR data. A key objective is to link disparate data sets and process poorly structured CRR data in any format.
The intent of this RFP is to secure a resource to develop a comprehensive and scalable data model (conceptual, logical and support the development of the physical data model) that utilizes international best-practices in the collection of fire activity data, and design and refine system requirements necessary for the development of a novel Data Lake environment to collect data from fire departments across the United States.
Please see the attached PDF for more information. The deadline has been extended! Submit your proposals by November 22, 2017 at 5:00pm EST.