Emergency Calls 100% open

Pittsburgh, PA

What data is expected?

Calls for service from Police, Fire, and EMS. Emergency response is one of the most important functions of local government as the lives of city residents may be on the line. Emergency call data can provide insight into the most common public safety issues facing a city, as well as geographic areas most affected. Transparent public access to emergency call data can also serve to keep dispatch and public safety offices accountable.

Emergency calls may include 911 calls, 911 calls plus agency-initiated calls, actual dispatches, or something similar. Sometimes calls for things like sensitive crimes may be excluded; this is acceptable.

When searching for Emergency Calls data, note that EMS is often included within Fire but is sometimes separate. If this data is spread out across multiple datasets (which is often the case), the section where you link to the data must include links to all of them. (More info)

  • Date and time
  • Type or description
  • Location (may be coordinates or addresses; addresses may be at the block level, such as “5XX Main Street”)

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licensed Yes
Available in bulk Yes
Up-to-date Yes Quarterly updates
Available free online Yes ems and fire is available. Police calls are not.
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format CSV, SHP
findable 4
findable_steps keyword search
licence_url https://data.wprdc.org/dataset/allegheny-county-911-dis see the metadata
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Allegheny County 911
characteristics Type or description, Location (may be coordinates or addresses; addresses may be at the block level, such as “5XX Main Street”) The County does not include date and time to protect privacy
location href="https://data.wprdc.org/dataset/allegheny-county-911-dispatches-ems-and-fire" https://data.wprdc.org/dataset/allegheny-county-911-dis">rel="nofollow">https://data.wprdc.org/dataset/allegheny-county-911-dis - Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center
EMS and fire is only available. Police calls are not available

Meta data

Data location   https://data.wprdc.org/dataset/allegheny-county-911-dis - Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center
Data licence   https://data.wprdc.org/dataset/allegheny-county-911-dis
Data format   CSV, SHP
Reviewer   bob gradeck
Submitters   bob gradeck
Last modified   Thu Aug 08 2019 16:08:41 GMT+0000 (UTC)