NFPA and mySidewalk to develop Community Risk Assessment tool

Pilot program to assist fire departments in identifying risks

May 16, 2019 - mySidewalk is pleased to announce a strategic collaboration with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the leading information and knowledge resource on fire, electrical, and related hazards.

This project will combine industry-leading NFPA codes and standards, including NFPA 1300, Standard on Community Risk Assessment and Community Risk Reduction Plan Development, and related information, with mySidewalk’s innovative Community Intelligence Platform to create a user-friendly tool to assist communities with the risk assessment process. This digital tool will allow communities to quickly identify local risks to life and property, understand underlying conditions that may contribute to those risks, and activate teams to develop CRR plans informed by data. mySidewalk’s technology is interactive, mobile friendly, and ADA compliant and will allow users to share their Community Risk Assessments with stakeholders.

“Communities face a myriad of issues in the Fire and Life Safety Ecosystem and need a simple way to look at a number of data sources to identify their most pressing risks,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. “We are excited to combine relevant information and technology into a new resource which will ultimately help them better prioritize and assign resources against risks.”

“mySidewalk is thrilled to work with the NFPA on this critical mission,” said Stephen Hardy, CEO of mySidewalk. “Combining NFPA’s deep expertise with our data science platform will unlock insights and make communities safer.”

For this release and other announcements about NFPA initiatives, research and resources, please visit the NFPA press room.

About mySidewalk

mySidewalk empowers community leaders and the public with the most complete, clear, and real-time understanding of their communities so they can improve and innovate together. For more information, visit

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global self-funded nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. For more information, visit All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed online for free at

Contacts: Lorraine CarliPublic Affairs Office: +1 617 984-7275

Mark Pierce, mySidewalk: +1 913 634-0807