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.
Chantilly, VA (November 11, 2021) The International Public Safety Data Institute (IPSDI) congratulates Dr. Rob Santos on his appointment by President Joe Biden as Director of the United States Census Bureau. Dr. Santos worked with the team of IPSDI Researchers long before the IPSDI was founded and helped lay the groundwork for the creation of IPSDI in 2018.
Dr. Santos, in addition to helping found IPSDI, has served on the IPSDI Research Council to validate data models and outcomes. He led the effort to calculate and validate a national sample of fire departments to be used by researchers to conduct studies assuring that the results could be extrapolated nationally.
Dr. Santos was part of the original group of researchers that came together to plan and conduct the NIST Residential Fireground Experiments Report (NIST Tech Note 1661), the NIST High-Rise Fireground Experiments Report (NIST Tech Note 1797), and the Report on EMS Field Experiments as part of the Multiphase Study on Firefighter Health & Safety funded by DHS/FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grants. Dr. Santos, through a partnership with the Urban Institute, served as the lead statistician and methodologist for the research team since 2005.
The IPSDI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit data science and research organization formed by a collaboration of fire service, research, policy, and academic organizations. The IPSDI mission is to enhance public safety resource deployment, operations, and firefighter health and safety by using data analytics to provide actionable life-saving insights. The expert team at the IPSDI includes fire service leaders, researchers, developers, and data scientists. Available IPSDI data tools include FireCARES, NFORS Analytics and the NFORS Exposure Tracker More information at www.i-psdi.org