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Coding Help

NFIRSGrams provide coding help to fire department personnel using the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS).

These short bulletins address frequently asked questions and common mistakes made when completing incident forms.

Coding Questions Guide

The Coding Questions Guide PDF contains instructions on how to code NFIRS 5.0 incident reports in a question-and-answer format.

How to Code an Electric or Hybrid Vehicle Fire

  • Basic Module
  • Coding
  • Other Modules

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

COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

  • Basic Module
  • Coding
  • Special Study

This NFIRSGram shows fire departments how to code incidents in NFIRS that involve COVID-19 vaccination site events.