# Safest Teams in FRC

Here in FRC we know that safety is always FIRST, but some teams are better at it than others. Is your team the safest team in FIRST?

I present to you the Safety FIRST First Metric. It’s very easy to calculate, but I’m lazy so you’ll have to calculate it on your own.

``````Safety Awards/Event Wins = Safety FIRST First Score
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So let’s see it, who is the safest team in FRC?

I guess this is us

zero safety awards/zero event wins = indeterminate

This means we could have a safety metric of infinity.

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Probably a team that hasn’t officially competed or even met. Robotics is inherently dangerous, not participating is the safest thing you can do.

Our team has a safety score of infinity:

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score = (1 safety win)/(0 event wins) = Inf.

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We haven’t had any deaths or amputations. The person with the concussion has most their memory back. So we are pretty safe.

Their score is:

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score = (19 safety awards)/(6 event wins) = 3.16

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Compared with teams that haven’t ever won an event, that’s low. ::safety::

For this year? Also do you include Safety Star of the day, pit safety or hardhat awards? Our safety captain got an award at every competition this year, but the team only once.

undefined, not infinite.

2638 for sure

10 safety awards and 2 wins

5:1 ratio.

They would probably have more safety awards if SBPLI kept giving it to them. Pretty sure the safety advisors are really just tired of seeeing them win.

The real test of safety is your safey mascot, I say.

Ours was on Einstein at Ford Field in Detroit

I realize this is just for fun, but what does event whens have to do with safety? Are successful teams (at least with the robot) inherently less safe? Shouldn’t there be some kind of multiplier for chairman’s wins? EI? (Deaths tend to put a damper on inspiration}.

I made some minor modifications to improve the accuracy of Safety FIRST First Scores to help us better use this valuable metric.

If a team has won events but never won the Safety Award:

``````Safety FIRST First Score = -1 * Event Wins
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If a team has never won an event but has won the Safety Award:

``````Safety FIRST First Score = 10 * Safety Wins
``````

Here’s the top 10 safest teams:

``````
key	 	safety			wins	 	ratio
frc3250		11			0		110
frc2437		8			0		80
frc3930		7			0		70
frc3142		6			0		60
frc5582		6			0		60
frc4237		5			0		50
frc4272		5			0		50
frc5498		5			0		50
frc280		4			0		40
frc1764		4			0		40

``````

Top 10 least safe teams:

``````key	 	safety		 	wins		 ratio
frc254		0			47		-47
frc67		0			39		-39
frc1114		0			35		-35
frc2056		0			35		-35
frc469		0			31		-31
frc118		0			28		-28
frc33		0			26		-26
frc148		0			25		-25
frc217		0			25		-25
frc330		0			25		-25

``````

Top 10 safest teams with at least one event win:

``````key	 	safety		 	wins	 	ratio
frc1622		21			1		21
frc456		11			1		11
frc250		14			2		7
frc4381		7			1		7
frc597		13			2		6.5
frc1937		6			1		6
frc2638		12			2		6
frc3256		6			1		6
frc772		11			2		5.5
frc337		21			4		5.25
``````

Top 10 least safe teams with at least one safety award win:

``````key	 	safety		 	wins	 	ratio
frc1986		1			16		0.0625
frc341		1			15		0.066666667
frc2046		1			11		0.090909091
frc45		1			10		0.1
frc66		1			9		0.111111111
frc340		1			9		0.111111111
frc103		1			8		0.125
frc314		1			8		0.125
frc368		1			8		0.125
frc69		1			7		0.142857143
``````

I’ve attached my spreadsheet if anyone wants to see how their team compares. ::safety::

safetyFIRST.xlsx (43 KB)

456 has 11 Safety Awards but only 1 Regional win (not 2 as above). After 19 years we finally pulled off a win this year at Bayou.

How many safety you got?!?!?!?

Whoops! My script picked up your WVROX win in 2016. I’ll re-run and check for event type.

Having 27s in your team number was a good way to win this year. However, for consistent, long-term success, I think the data speaks for itself … clearly blood sacrifice is the way to go.

1501 has to be on this list somewhere. Definitely the safest team in Indiana. I feel safer just being around them. Their mentor Samir is all about the safety award too.

Team 2220 has won the safety award 8 times in team history. They were awarded 3 of those safety awards on a divisional level at champs. I consider them one of the safest teams in FRC.