“Safety.data.gov is a new open government initiative to increase awareness of and deepening insights into our Nation’s public safety activities. The Safety Community is where data and insight are combined to facilitate a discussion around and awareness of our Nation’s public safety activities. Whether you are interested in crime, roadway safety, or safety in the workplace, we have something for you. Check out the data, browse and use the apps, and join the conversation!”
The site includes an “Apps” section where you can download mobile apps for locating a child safety seat inspection station, an app to alert you about any and all recalls, an app to provide an efficient way to view and access the safety performance of commercial motor carriers and an app designed to assist first responders on a hazardous material spill. Other apps are going to be added as they become available.
There is also a tab entitled “Data/Tools” which provides a listing of date sets and tools spanning a variety of topics in public safety. Categories range from consumer safety stats and recalls to crime data and highway safety.
They have a blog as well, though at the time of this post there were only two entries, the site being brand new. It is certainly a blog that you’ll want to bookmark and keep an eye on.
There are tabs for “challenges”, “Resources” as well as “Forums”.
Rather than have me talk about it any more, however, I’ll let you check it out for youself http://www.data.gov/communities/safety