London Fire Brigade Incident Mapping

ロンドン消防庁が作成した、イギリス初のオンライン火災発生マップ「London Fire Brigade Incident Mapping」が、今日から利用開始になった。2008年に作られたロンドン首都警察の犯罪マップをベースにしたこのシステムでは、郵便番号を入力すると、昨年に消防隊が出動した件数がエリアごとに表示される。また、Fires(火災):Primary/Secondary(一次/二次)、Deliberate Fires(放火):Primary/Secondary(一次/二次)、False Alarms(誤報):All Automatic Fire Alarms/Good Intent/Malicious(自動火災報知器の誤作動/間違い通報/いたずら通報)、Special Services(特別出動):Road Traffic Collisions/Shut in lift releases(交通衝突/エレベーター内閉じ込め)といったカテゴリー別に、フィルターをかけることも出来る。

火事の多いエリアの住民や会社、区役所などに対し、被害を減らす努力を促すことが目的だそうだが、スコットランド・ヤードのオンライン犯罪発生マップのように、そのエリアに住む住民やそこに転居予定の人たちに恐怖感を与えることになるかも。ちなみに、昨年深刻な火災や放火が最も多かったのは、ロンドン南東部のクロイドンだそう。

私も郵便番号から自分の住むエリアを調べてみたら、どのタイプも平均と出た。でも30秒も歩けば、火災件数が高い「High」のエリアに入る。喜ぶべきか、悲しむべきか。

The London Fire Brigade Incident Mapping showing the number of the fire related incidents across London, the first of its kind in UK, has been made available online today. Based on the Metropolitan Police’s crime map launched in 2008, typing in your postcode shows you the data on how many incidents firefighters have been called to in the past year. You can also filter the numbers by types; Fires (Primary/Secondary), Deliberate Fires (Primary/Secondary), False Alarms (All Automatic Fire Alarms/Good Intent/Malicious) and Special Services (Road Traffic Collisions/Shut in lift releases).

An intention of the London Fire Brigade (LFB) is to encourage residents, businesses and councils in places with a higher number of incidents to take action to make their area safer, but like Scotland Yard’s local crime and policing website for England and Wales, it may cause fear among people who live or plan to move to London’s fire hotspots, including Croydon in Southeast London, which had the most serious fires and arson attacks last year.

I checked my postcode and the numbers come ‘average’ in all incident types. But just few steps away is marked as ‘High’ – am I suppose to be pleased or not?

One response to “London Fire Brigade Incident Mapping

  1. Pingback: Slow down, where’s the fire? It might be in Westminster | Inside Croydon

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