Reducing fire risk and ensuing damage

The year 2013 saw one fire every 25 seconds with 100, 000 injuries and $11.5 Billion in cumulative losses. These figures are by no means insignificant and in order to save lives and property we need to tackle the problem using Data. Most of the damage caused by fires can be reduced by a timely response on the part of fire fighters.
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$ 37B
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the problem
Nature and Context

As our world gets hotter and dryer due to climate change, the risk of wildfires increases. A delay in response to these fires can be caused to due a lot of factors, which include the distance between the fire station and the fire-incident, inadequate equipment and insufficient personnel. In support of helping to reduce the response time of fire fighters, and thus deaths, injuries, and property loss due to fires.

Ideas Description

ISPARK is an interactive system that uses visual analytics for better understanding fire incidents and their attributes. Using this system we can determine ideal locations for fire stations. We can also analyze the causes of fires, existing infrastructure, response times and many other such features related to fire incidents, in a geographical context. This is achieved by using visualizations, which show the GIS mapping of fire stations on a dashboard

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