States should submit National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) data to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) on a quarterly basis but monthly submission of data is encouraged.
Reporting NFIRS data to USFA consists of two steps:
You may release your state’s data by:
|First quarter||April 1|
|Second quarter||July 1|
|Third quarter||October 1|
|Fourth quarter||January 1|
The annual data submission deadline is July 1. States may revise, correct and resubmit data to USFA for the previous calendar data year until that date. After July 1, we will compile and release into the public domain the annual national NFIRS database for the previous calendar year.
USFA recommends that fire departments submit their data to state NFIRS program offices at monthly intervals. If no runs were made during the month, submit a report of "no activity" to your state for the reporting period.