National Fire Incident Reporting System: Introduction to NFIRS 5.0 (F0497)

One or more offerings for this course have been cancelled. Refer to the Course Schedule below for more information.

Training Specialist

Colleen Heilig

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Curriculum: Planning & Information Management

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 will assist them in providing data both to their management and to decisionmakers, as well as to their State uniform fire reporting system. At a local level, the NFIRS data can be used to:* describe a community's fire problem;* support budget requests;* improve decisonmaking for allocation of resources;* assist in planning for future fire protection;* help identify opportunities for scheduling nonemergency activities;* evaluate code enforcement programs; and* identify target audiences for public fire education programs.

Selection Criteria 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.
Delivery Type 2-Day Off-Campus
Prerequisites None.
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.
CEU's 1.3
Post-Course Requirements None.
Student Pre-Course Materials None.
NFPA Standards None.
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Course Schedule Information

Dates Availability Location Contact(s)
September 20 - 21, 2014 Cancelled Brunswick, Maine

Bill Guindon
Maine Fire Service Institute
(207) 844-2076

Jim Graves
Deputy Director
Maine Fire Service Institute
(207) 844-2078

Course Coordination Plan
October 6 - 7, 2014 Greenville, South Carolina

Emory Johnson
South Carolina Fire Academy
(803) 896-9836

Jeff Nelson
Fire Marshal
Boiling Springs Fire Department
(864) 268-3617

Course Coordination Plan
March 11 - 12, 2015 Columbia, South Carolina

Emory Johnson
South Carolina Fire Academy
(803) 896-9836

Course Coordination Plan
March 21 - 22, 2015 Great Falls, Montana

Jon Marshall
Public Education Specialist
MSU Fire Services Training School
(406) 771-4338

Doug Lobaugh
Regional Manager
MSU Fire Services Training School
(406) 750-6046

Course Coordination Plan