In 2005, the Florida Legislature created section 633.115 of the Florida Statutes to establish the Fire and Emergency Incident Information Reporting Program (FEIIRP). The new statutory language also created the Fire and Emergency Incident Information Technical Advisory Panel. The new section of the statutes basically included codifying language for the Florida Fire Incident Reporting System (FFIRS) which is and has been the Florida coordinating officer for the National Fire Incident Reporting Section (NFIRS).
The Florida Fire Incident Reporting System (FFIRS) is a means for fire departments to report and maintain computerized records of fires and other fire department incidents in a uniform manner. The NFIRS 5.0 software and training are free to all fire departments! The training includes handbooks, coding guides, and technical support.
NFIRS 5.0 Software Version 5.9.2 Update for NFIRS Data Entry Users Only
For NFIRS users of the Client Data Entry Tool (DET), a version update is available. NFIRS 5.0 Software Version 5.9.2 is a replacement version. It fixes the problem with users’ inability to perform user injections in to NFIRS local databases. The procedure for updating to the new version is straightforward.
If version 5.9.2 has not been previously installed, then please download and install version 5.9.2. After verification of the successful install of 5.9.2, uninstall previous versions (i.e., version 5.7).
NFIRS/FFIRS Support Staff: Contact Information
By Telephone at (850) 413-3698
or by E-mail: FFIRS@MyFloridaCFO.com
How your Department can Benefit from Incident Reporting
Justify budget requests and provide a basis for resource allocation
Generate statistical NFIRS/FFIRS Reports
Assess department activity on a national scale including Emergency Medical Services, department apparatus, wildland fires, and personnel activities
Summarize annual activities
Answer questions about the nature and causes of injuries, deaths, and property loss resulting from fires
Determine needed improvements within the department (e.g. response time, training)
Predict fire-related problems within your community, and
Measure the success of fire prevention and safety programs
Fire and Emergency Incident Information System Technical Advisory Panel
The Fire and Emergency Incident Information System Technical Advisory Panel is created within the Division of State Fire Marshal. The panel shall advise, review, and recommend to the State Fire Marshal with respect to the requirements of this section. The membership of the panel shall consist of the following 15 members:
Meeting Minutes - Fire and Emergency
Incident Information System Technical Advisory Panel
NFIRS Training Available through USFA/NFA
National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS): Program Manager (R491)
This 6-day course is offered to enhance the knowledge and skills of those individuals responsible for the managing of NFIRS and/or multiple fire/EMS data bases in their organization, and/or for those responsible for the training of field-level data collection and reporting staffs. This course provides information about the systems capabilities, data collection and analysis, and the available reporting features. Focus is on the higher level knowledge, skills, and abilities required to collect, compile, and analyze NFIRS data, to develop decision packages used as the basis for Standards of Cover and for comparative data based on local, State, or national data and trends. The NFA's computer lab is used extensively for this course.
NFIRS 5.0 Self-Study (Q494)
Serving as an introduction to NFIRS 5.0, this self-study course provides an overview of the data collection system, its modules and data conversion issues. Coding scenario exercises are also included.
NFIRS: Introduction to NFIRS 5.0 (W497)
This 2-day on-campus course teaches students how to use standardized forms to achieve uniformity in their incident and activity reporting. This training program is designed specifically to support local fire service organizations, and will assist them in providing data both to their management and to decision makers, as well as to their State uniform fire reporting system.
NFIRS: Introduction to NFIRS 5.0 (F497)
This 2-day off-campus course teaches students how to use standardized forms to achieve uniformity in their incident and activity reporting. This training program is designed specifically to support local fire service organizations, and will assist them in providing data both to their management and to decision makers, as well as to their State uniform fire reporting system.
Free Order Materials
NFIRS 5.0 Program Manager Toolkit
This interactive CD-ROM provides resources for Program Managers to implement, manage and market NFIRS 5.0.
Geographic Information System (GIS) Tutorial
This interactive CD-ROM is designed to teach the fundamental concepts of GIS technology by demonstrating its use with NFIRS data and providing basic hands-on use of desktop GIS for displaying spatial information. Through this tutorial you will learn the basic components required for a GIS system and several techniques for displaying and querying spatial data.