National Fire Incident Reporting System vendor information

Login for registered vendors

If you have forgotten your vendor ID or password, please contact the NFIRS Help Desk.

New vendor registration

You must create an account to register your software products.

Review the lists of active and registered vendors

Login for the vendor validation tool

Log in here to test your output transaction files.

NFIRS 5.0 Specification

There are no changes to the NFIRS 5.0 specification for the January 2020 release cycle. Specification Release 2015.1 (January 2015) is the current design specification.

Specification enforcement begins January 2020: learn how to comply

NFIRS 5.0 software development procedures

Thank you for your interest in developing software for the U.S. Fire Administration’s (USFA) National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). To get started, follow these four steps:

Monitoring and ensuring data quality

USFA no longer certifies vendor transaction files for the NFIRS 5.0. We instead maintain a list of software vendors that registered with us to obtain NFIRS 5.0 development materials and the vendor validation tool. Because we don’t certify vendor transaction files, it is important for state agencies, fire departments and vendors to continue monitoring data quality issues. Issues with NFIRS vendor files are addressed by the fire department, the state involved and your company/organization.

Vendors should retest software after revisions or version changes. If testing files using the vendor validation tool, please review the files listed below for validation errors and/or rejected transaction information.

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