What does NFIRS stand for?

What does NFIRS stand for?

National Fire Incident Reporting System
The National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) is a voluntary reporting standard that fire departments use to uniformly report on the full range of their activities, from fire to emergency medical services to severe weather and natural disasters.

When did NFIRS start?

To carry out the intentions of the Act, the NFDC established NFIRS in the mid-1970s. NFIRS has two objectives: 1. To help state, local, tribal and U.S. territory governments develop fire reporting and analysis capability for their own use.

What is the National fire Data Center?

NFIRS is the world’s largest, national, annual database of fire incident information. The database comprises about 75 percent of all reported fires that occur annually.

What is a vicinity alarm?

Vicinity alarm Includes separate locations reported for an actual fire and multiple boxes pulled for one fire.

Where do most fire deaths occur?

A study released July 11 by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) shows that there were 3,900 fire fatalities last year in the United States, and, just as in previous years, most (82 percent) of these fatalities occurred in homes.

How can you tell if a door is hot?

If the door is hot or very warm — don’t open the door! If you don’t see smoke — and the door is not hot — then use your fingers to lightly touch the doorknob. If the doorknob is hot or very warm — don’t open the door!

What is NFIRS?

The U.S. Fire Administration provides National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) resources for local and state fire personnel who are just beginning to use NFIRS and for advanced users who are managing their organization’s NFIRS program.

Is there an ACE credit recommendation for the NFIRS course?

There is no ACE credit recommendation for this course. Serving as an introduction to National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) 5.0, this self-study course provides an overview of the data collection system, its modules, and data conversion issues. Coding scenario exercises are also included.

How can my Fire Department get started with NFIRS?

Over 24,000 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!

What is the purpose of the local fire service training program?

This training program is designed specifically to support local fire service organizations, and it will assist them in providing data both to their management and to decision-makers, as well as to their state uniform fire reporting system. Describe a community’s fire problem.