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National Fire Incident Reporting System

Fighting fires and other emergencies with facts.

NFIRS Help Desk

Responses to online questions submitted to our Help Desk may be delayed. For urgent questions, check out our how-to videos or Coding Help page first or contact your NFIRS State Program Manager.


Save the date: National Fire Data Week

Join us for a series of webinars as we share success stories and best practices from fire departments of all sizes on how they are using data to better protect communities and firefighters.

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Over 22,000 U.S. fire departments are helping their communities reduce the risk from fires and other emergencies by reporting their incident data to NFIRS.

Contact your state’s NFIRS Program Manager to find out how your department can get started with NFIRS today!

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How to Code an Electric or Hybrid Vehicle Fire

Guidance for fire departments on how to code incidents involving electric or hybrid vehicle fires.

Learn how to code these events

Reports of fires involving electric or hybrid vehicles have raised questions about coding these incidents in the NFIRS. Fire departments may find this information helpful for planning, training and budgeting for specialized equipment.

NFIRS National COVID-19 Special Study

We're using NFIRS to conduct a national-level special study on fire department responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the study is to help fire departments consistently document fire department calls to suspected or confirmed incidents involving COVID-19.

NFIRS COVID-19 Special Study summary

The COVID-19 Special Study collected 25,991,251 incidents from Jan. 1, 2020 to Jan. 10, 2023.

NFIRS 5.0 Complete Reference Guide

NFIRS 5.0 Complete Reference Guide

Step-by-step instructions for submitting fire incident information to NFIRS 5.0.

Download the reference guide
National Fire Academy training

NFIRS 5.0 Self-Study (Q0494)

This online course introduces you to NFIRS. It provides information about its modules, coding scenarios and data conversion.

Enroll in NFIRS 5.0 Self-Study