Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Mapping Smoke Alarms
Enigma has used data from the American Housing Survey to develop a risk model that reveals the characteristics of households without working smoke alarms. This model helps them to identify census blocks which are least likely to have smoke alarms installed.
The Smoke Signals map allows fire departments to search for neighborhoods where smoke alarm outreach programs are most needed. The map provides a choropleth view of the risk score for each neighborhood in cities within the 30 largest 'Metropolitan Statistical Areas'. If you mouse-over a neighborhood on the map you can view the Enigma 'risk score' for the area.