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National Fire Incident Reporting System 5.0 Self-Study Q0494

Curriculum: Planning & Information Management
Training Specialist

Dave Donohue

Delivery type
Online - Self-Study
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
There is no ACE credit recommendation for this course.

Serving as an introduction to National Fire Incident Reporting System (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 is the comprehensive method for detailed tracking of fire, emergency and related incident responses. The information that can be recorded in NFIRS can be used by your emergency services organization to:

  • Track current workloads, develop response metrics and statistics, and help with current asset management.
  • Provide a basis for identifying, developing and implementing new programs, or redirect existing programs.
  • Generate and support data that may justify the acquisition of additional resources.
  • Help reduce the needless loss of life and property in both your jurisdiction and throughout the United States.

Estimated completion time: 12 hours.

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