National Fire Incident Reporting System: Introduction to NFIRS 5.0 F0497

Planning & Information Management
Delivery type 2-Day Off-Campus
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
Training Specialist

Colleen Heilig

Course description

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.


Post-course requirements None.