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National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS)

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Facts About NFIRS

Participating fire departments report 23,000,000 incidents and 1,000,000 fires each year.

  • NFIRS is the world's largest, national, annual database of fire incident information.
  • 50 states and the District of Columbia report NFIRS data.
  • 37 fire departments with a population protected of over 500,000 participate in the NFIRS.
  • About 23,000 fire departments report in the NFIRS each year.
  • The NFIRS database comprises 75 percent of all reported fires that occur annually.


These short bulletins provide coding help to fire department personnel using NFIRS. NFIRSGrams address frequently asked questions and common mistakes made when completing incident forms.

Latest NFIRSGram: Documenting casualties on an NFIRS report

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