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Fire Incident Reporting (NFIRS)

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Colorado Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS)

The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control manages the Colorado Fire Incident Reporting System (CFIRS) program.  CFIRS is an All-Type Incident Reporting System for fire departments to submit their all incident type calls such as fires, EMS, rescue, hazmat, etc. into the CFIRS.  CFIRS is a statewide reporting system for tracking all emergency responses on fire departments in Colorado.  Any time fire department resources (personnel/apparatus) leave the station to respond to an incident, it is then reported into their incident reporting software.  Fire departments have the opportunity to report their incidents to the Colorado Fire Incident Reporting System.  Once departments report their incidents, they then have the ability to run summary statistical reports for their fire department.  It is vital for departments to get credit for services that they provide to their local community, state and their country.  By reporting their incidents it will show their community what services they have provided.

When fire departments participate into CFIRS, their incidents are then released and submitted to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS), which that information is used for national research study reports.  NFIRS is a standard national reporting system used by fire departments in the United States to report their fire and other incidents that they respond and maintain records of incidents in a uniform manner.  For more information on NFIRS please visit the NFIRS website at


DFPC Incident Field Notes

NFIRS Module Forms

Wildland Short Form

NFIRS Manuals

NFIRS Coding Questions Manual

NFIRS Complete Reference Guide

NFIRS Version 5.0 Design Documentation

Estimating Dollar Loss

NFIRS Federal Client Tool (FCT) User Guides

NFIRS Data Entry/Validation Tool Users Guide

Configuration Tool User's Guide