NFORS Exposure Tracking Has Gone Mobile!

The new National Fire Operations Reporting System (NFORS) exposure tracking module is now available as an app from the Google Play store and the Apple App store. With the mobile app, any fire fighter, paramedic or officer can access and use the exposure tracker which serves as a personal database providing a detailed history of work and exposures in a private, encrypted and secure online environment.

Benefits of the mobile Exposure Tracker:
  • Documents both physical and behavioral health exposures throughout your career
  • Document exposures on-the-go from anywhere
  • Your data stays with you even into retirement
  • Track all of your incidents throughout your career with live NFORS CAD integrations in your department
  • Be part of National Firefighter Cancer studies by opting-in to share your exposure data with researchers
NFORS Exposure App Screenshots

NFORS Exposure Tracking Has Gone Mobile!

About Us

We enable public safety agencies to gather, organize,
and translate data into actionable insights.

IPSDI procures, assembles, analyzes, and reports information from fire, rescue, and law enforcement data. The IPSDI also provides live dashboards for local public safety agencies to assure usable information about operations.


Years of Public
Safety Experience


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Years of Grant
Funded Research


John Oates

John is the CEO of the International Public Safety Data Institute. Prior to being appointed as CEO, he served as Chief of the East Hartford, Connecticut Fire Department. He has a BS from Franklin Pierce University, a MS from Oklahoma State University, is a graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program, and holds numerous professional certifications. He is a long time contributor to the NFFF’s Everyone Goes Home Program. He serves as member of the Behavioral Health Advisory Committee created by the First Responder Center for Excellence, a NFFF affiliated organization. Chief Oates serves as a member of the NFPA 3000 Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response Technical Committee and the Technical Committee for Safety at Motorsports Venues (NFPA 610) where he served as Chairman from 2005 until 2016.

Dr. Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer A. Taylor, PhD, MPH, CPPS is an injury epidemiologist and health services researcher at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Taylor’s research investigates the impact of safety climate on occupational injury and related psychosocial outcomes among first responders. Dr. Taylor is the founding Director of the Center for Firefighter Injury Research & Safety Trends (FIRST) at Drexel University. The FIRST Center is a research enterprise organized to support the United States fire and rescue service through objective data collection and analysis. It is home to the FIRE Fellowship, an immersive summer program for public health masters students – the only program of its kind in the country. FIRST developed two organizational change tools:  the Fire Service Organizational Culture of Safety survey (FOCUS) and the SAVER Systems level checklist for violence against EMS responders.  Dr. Taylor holds a doctorate in Health Policy and Management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she received the Haddon Fellowship in Injury Prevention and Control and the ERC-NIOSH Training Fellowship in Occupational Injury.

Mr. Bob Ramsey

Bob Ramsey is the President CEO of Starwest Associates and Chairman of the Ramsey Social Justice Foundation (RSJF). Bob has been an active business and community leader for over 40 years, founding companies in a variety of fields: ground and air ambulance services, medical supplies, air freight transportation, information technologies, management systems, and avionics.

Dr. William Jenaway

Bill Jenaway is an experienced executive with over 45 years of experience in public safety, insurance and consulting. His extensive knowledge and expertise includes board level activity in both non-profit and profit based organizations, as well as national trade associations. He has specifically focused on strategic and long term planning assisting numerous organizations in facilitating such plans. These include financial, operational, and research oriented performance assessment, review and planning. His work has resulted in over 400 presentation, 400 articles in various publications, seven texts and four children’s books. Based in Pennsylvania, he has travelled extensively.

Ramsey Kilani, M.D.

A seasoned physician-executive and entrepreneur, Ramsey has been a founder, executive, or board member in numerous healthcare and technology startups, and is the founder of the Gliavent Group, a healthcare consulting firm that has performed work in numerous subsectors of healthcare. Dr. Kilani also serves as Chief Medical Officer at Washington, D.C.-based Global Security Innovative Strategies, a global security consulting and business advisory firm, where he manages health security and technology projects. He is a board-certified physician, and previously served as a faculty member in Neuroradiology at Duke University. Ramsey has published extensively in the medical and scientific literature, and currently serves as a reviewer for multiple medical and health policy journals. Dr. Kilani holds diplomas from the University of Arizona, Northwestern University, and Duke University, and has served on advisory committees within national healthcare organizations.

Chief Dennis Compton
Past Member and Advisor

Chief Dennis Compton currently serves as a respected advisor to the fire service and other disciplines as well. He is a well-known speaker and the author of several books including his latest titled Progressive Leadership Principles, Concepts, and Tools. His previous books include a three-part series titled When in Doubt, Lead, and another titled Mental Aspects of Performance for Firefighters and Fire Officers. He has authored many chapters and articles for various publications and was the Co-Editor of the third edition of the textbook titled Managing Fire and Rescue Services.

Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell

Dr. Moore-Merrell was the founder of the International Public Safety Data Institute. Lori began this role in 2019 after serving 26 years as a senior executive in the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), responsible for frontline interaction with elected officers, executive board members, state, provincial and local chapter leaders and individual organization members throughout the U.S. and Canada. Lori is considered an expert in executive leadership, emergency response system evaluation, public safety resource deployment, community risk assessment, data collection and analysis, strategic planning, costs and benefits analysis, advocacy, consensus building, policy development and implementation and generational differences in the workplace.


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