Netage has been tasked by the NFPA to convert the information from the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) to Graph Data. This Proof of Concept is the first step to build a “fire ontology” which will help with processing the huge amounts of available data.
Graph Data Proof Of Concept
By making the information in NFIRS available as Graph Data, NFPA is able to start on discovering connections in the data. These connections contribute to the ultimate goal of the ‘Fire Ontology’, using smart data for the safety of the people in the fire service and civilians.
The contract consist of:
- Creating a SKOS Concept Scheme from the terms in NFIRS
- Converting NFIRS data to Graph Data
- Creating Data Shapes to validate newly entered data
In the process of modeling the Graph Data we will make use of the previously developed models from other fire service applications.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) from the USA is a non profit organization and develops and publishes more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to eliminate death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical, and related hazards. NFPA codes and standards, administered by more than 250 Technical Committees comprising nearly 9,000 volunteer committee member seats, are adopted and used throughout the world.
The NFPA has an influential position within the fire service so the logical next step is to better utilize the available data. By the use of data the NFPA is able to better develop and support the guidelines and standards and by it’s independent position NFPA may also act as a central point of data processing within the fire service.