Firebird: Predicting Fire Risk and Prioritizing Fire Inspections in Atlanta

@article{Madaio2016FirebirdPF,
  title={Firebird: Predicting Fire Risk and Prioritizing Fire Inspections in Atlanta},
  author={Michael A. Madaio and Shang-Tse Chen and Oliver L. Haimson and Wenwen Zhang and Xiang Cheng and Matthew Hinds-Aldrich and Duen Horng Chau and Bistra N. Dilkina},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2016},
  volume={abs/1602.09067}
}
The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department (AFRD), like many municipal fire departments, actively works to reduce fire risk by inspecting commercial properties for potential hazards and fire code violations. However, AFRD's fire inspection practices relied on tradition and intuition, with no existing data-driven process for prioritizing fire inspections or identifying new properties requiring inspection. In collaboration with AFRD, we developed the Firebird framework to help municipal fire departments… CONTINUE READING
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  • Firebird computes fire risk scores for over 5,000 buildings in the city, with true positive rates of up to 71% in predicting fires.

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