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A More Focused Approach for Installing Smoke Alarms in Homes


New Orleans Fire Department had been installing smoke alarms in people’s homes for years, but they were looking for a more effective way to do it. By working in partnership with the city’s Office of Performance and Accountability, and a project out of New York, the Enigma Smoke Signals Project, they were able to develop a more focused approach using publicly available data.

Listen to Chief Tim McConnell and Director Oliver Wise explain how they went from installing 800 smoke alarms to 18,000 using data.

Link to podcast (courtesy of Vision 20/20's CRR Radio in partnership with the IAFC)

About CRR Radio
Vision 20/20's CRR Radio is a twice a month podcast featuring conversations with people from around the country and around the world about how they are using Community Risk Reduction (CRR) in their departments and their communities.

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