Knowing the location to the nearest fire station is a critical in properly rating a property.
SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) February 01, 2018
HazardHub - the nation’s fastest growing supplier of geospatial risk data - has announced the latest update to FireStationHub, the largest and most accurate fire station location database available.
Brady Foust, Chief Science Officer of HazardHub says, “When we originally released FireStationHub last year, we were thrilled to have developed the single best source of fire station data. Since then, we’ve been tracking every opening, closing and relocation of fire stations. The updated FireStationHub database reflects all of the changes we’ve seen through December 2017. It also represents a leap forward in cleaning up some of the data related to specific station locations. ”
Here are some of the statistics for the updated FireStationHub database -
Total Fire Station Locations: 54,344
New Stations: 58
Closed Stations: 47
Spatial Modifications: 220
Also, FireStationHub is introducing the concept of the “blended” fire station - one that combines full-time and volunteer staff. This nuance was necessary because some people simply want the distance to the nearest fire station, others want the distance to the nearest station with some level of non-volunteer staffing. The HazardHub API supports both types of calls, providing the road network distance and drive time to both.
HazardHub CEO Bob Frady adds, “At HazardHub, we’re constantly seeking to improve the quality of data used to protect American homes and businesses. We track changes every single day, making FireStationHub the single most accurate and updated source of station location data available. Providing the distance to both the nearest and the nearest staffed station shows how we're continually innovating to help our clients make better, more informed decisions.”
The updated FireStationHub is available today via HazardHub’s API. You can see the API in action for free on http://www.hazardhub.com under “Tools - Distance to Fire Station.”
To find out how to put the power of HazardHub to work for you, contact us today.
Air. Fire. Water. Earth. Man Made. HazardHub is the only third-generation provider of property-level hazard risk databases spanning the most dangerous perils in the continental United States. HazardHub translates huge amounts of geospatial digital data into easy to understand answers, providing easy to comprehend risk scorecards that are used to make real world decisions. Our team of scientists provide comprehensive, and innovative, national coverage for risks that destroy and damage property.