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Introduction to NFIRS 5.0 F0497

Training Specialist


Dave Donohue
301-447-1094

Delivery type


2-day off-campus

Continuing education units


1.3

ACE recommendation


In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in fire protection, fire science, fire administration, public administration, emergency management, homeland security or emergency medical services.

This 2-day 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 it will assist them in providing data both to their management and to decision-makers, as well as to their state uniform fire reporting system.

At a local level, National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) data can be used to:

  • Describe a community's fire problem.
  • Support budget requests and improve decision-making for allocation of resources.
  • Assist in planning for future fire protection.
  • Help identify opportunities for scheduling nonemergency activities.
  • Evaluate code enforcement programs.
  • Identify target audiences for public fire education programs.
  • Support requests from grant making organizations and alternative funding sources to fund department programs and priorities.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Course syllabus: https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_f0497.pdf PDF 68KB

New, current and potential users of a fire department or state uniform reporting system.

Members of local or state fire service organizations responsible for documenting incidents and/or incident data collection.

Upcoming offerings

Email or call the official under Contact(s) if you are interested in attending a course.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
January 19 - 20, 2023 Cancelled Folsom, California Kirsten Fonseca
Staff Services Analyst
CAL FIRE
916-568-2902
kirsten.fonseca@fire.ca.gov Chris Fowler
Deputy State Fire Marshal III, Supervisor
CAL FIRE
916-508-4120
chris.fowler@fire.ca.gov Alicia Klausing
Administrative Assistant
Folsom Fire Department
916-461-6309
aklausing@folsom.ca.us
CCP
February 16 - 17, 2023 Cancelled Folsom, California Kirsten Fonseca
Staff Services Analyst
CAL FIRE
916-568-2902
kirsten.fonseca@fire.ca.gov Chris Fowler
Deputy State Fire Marshal III, Supervisor
CAL FIRE
916-508-4120
chris.fowler@fire.ca.gov Alicia Klausing
Administrative Assistant
Folsom Fire Department
916-461-6309
aklausing@folsom.ca.us
CCP
February 16 - 17, 2023 Cancelled Folsom, California Kirsten Fonseca
Staff Services Analyst
CAL FIRE
916-568-2902
kirsten.fonseca@fire.ca.gov Chris Fowler
Deputy State Fire Marshal III, Supervisor
CAL FIRE
916-508-4120
chris.fowler@fire.ca.gov Alicia Klausing
Administrative Assistant
Folsom Fire Department
916-461-6309
aklausing@folsom.ca.us
CCP
February 16 - 17, 2023 Redding, California Kirsten Fonseca
AL FIRE State Fire Training
AL FIRE State Fire Training
916-902-5191
kirsten.fonseca@fire.ca.gov Chris Fowler
DSFM Supervisor
CAL FIRE State Fire Training
916-508-4120
chris.fowler@fire.ca.gov Kamari Zoll
Training Director
SHIELD Regional Training Consortium
530-722-5534
kzoll@shastacollege.edu
CCP
March 2 - 3, 2023 Cancelled Folsom, California Kirsten Fonseca
Staff Services Analyst
CAL FIRE
916-568-2902
kirsten.fonseca@fire.ca.gov Chris Fowler
Deputy State Fire Marshal III, Supervisor
CAL FIRE
916-508-4120
chris.fowler@fire.ca.gov Alicia Klausing
Administrative Assistant
Folsom Fire Department
916-461-6309
aklausing@folsom.ca.us
CCP
March 6 - 7, 2023 Elk Grove Village, Illinois James Moore
Assistant Director
Illinois Fire Service Institute
217-333-3800
jpmoore1@illinois.edu John Lodewyck
Battalion Chief
Elk Grove Village Fire Department
847-734-8025
jlodewyck@elkgrove.org
CCP
March 23 - 24, 2023 Meadow Vista, California Kirsten Fonseca
Staff Services Analyst
CAL FIRE State Fire Training
916-568-2902
kirsten.foseca@fire.ca.gov Chris Fowler
DSFM Supervisor
CAL FIRE State Fire Training
916-568-2901
chris.fowler@fire.ca.gov Nicole Paskey
Administrative Assistant
Placer Hills Fire Protection District
530-878-0405
npaskey@placerhillsfire.org
CCP
April 20 - 21, 2023 Folsom, California Kirsten Fonseca
Staff Services Analyst
CAL FIRE
916-568-2902
kirsten.fonseca@fire.ca.gov Chris Fowler
Deputy State Fire Marshal III, Supervisor
CAL FIRE
916-508-4120
chris.fowler@fire.ca.gov Alicia Klausing
Administrative Assistant
Folsom Fire Department
916-461-6309
aklausing@folsom.ca.us
CCP
May 2 - 3, 2023 Ocala, Florida Patrick Giacobbe
Academic Instructor
Florida Division of State Fire Marshal
352-369-2809
Patrick.Giacobbe@MyFloridaCFO.com
CCP