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TEXFIRS Version 5.0 Training

NFIRS 5.0 Handbook

The Reference Guide can serve as a reference and instructional tool for departments looking for detailed information on Version 5.0.

NFIRS 5.0 Forms

Forms for NFIRS 5.0 Modules

Additional Forms

Understanding Your Role in Fire Incident Data

This is a recommended NFIRS training that addresses the root causes that contribute to the NFIRS reporting gap, and presents a training solution to assist fire departments across the nation with stronger reporting practices. The training is available at NASFM's training portal.

Alternate Location Specification - Latitude/Longitude Finder

Various online tools can help provide the alternate location of an incident, such as http://developer.mapquest.com/web/tools/lat-long-finder.

Self-Study Course

An introduction to NFIRS 5.0 course is offered on the National Fire Academy online course website. NFIRS is the comprehensive method for detailed tracking of fire, emergency, and related incident responses. This self-study course provides an overview of the data collection system, its modules and data conversion issues. Coding scenario exercises are also included. Students can complete the self-paced course 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or college credit are available for most NFA courses.

http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/nfacourses/catalog/details/184

Instructions on completing an NFIRS report (PowerPoint)

This NFIRS PowerPoint training presentation can be used to support any local fire department basic NFIRS report-writing classes. This presentation has multiple modules in separate PowerPoint files and because of its size you will be downloading a zipped file, which you will have to unzip using the automatic unzip utility that comes with Windows or Mac OSX.

Instructions on completing an NFIRS report (PDF)

NFIRS 1 -Basic Module

NFIRS 2 -Fire Module

NFIRS 3 -Structure Fire Module

NFIRS 4 -Civilian Fire Casualty Module

NFIRS 5 -Fire Service Casualty Module

NFIRS 6 -EMS Module

NFIRS 7 -HazMat Module

NFIRS 8 -WildlandFire Module

Other NFIRS Training and Coding Help

The U.S. Fire Administration provides free training and information to help personnel successfully use the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) so that fire departments and communities can take full advantage of the benefits the system offers. http://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/nfirs/support/training.html        

Coding Rules - Instructions on how to code incidents by type and module in the NFIRS reporting system.

Incident Coding Reference Sheet – Listing of the NFIRS incident type, property use and actions taken codes for quick data entry reference.

NFIRS Coding Grams - These short bulletins provide coding help to fire department personnel using NFIRS. https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/nfirs/support/training.html

  • How to complete indicent location/address fields
  • How to code a hoverboard fire
  • The use of plus-one codes
  • Calculating fire loss
  • Coding an electronic cigarette fire
  • Documenting casualties on an NFIRS report
  • Documenting equipment involved in ignition
  • Documenting your response to a natural disaster
  • Exposure: when to include them on your incident report
  • Using the Summary Output Reports Tool to fight fire with facts
  • Documenting confined structure fires

VERSION 5.0 Reporting System Class
Presented by the State Fire Marshal's Office

This eight-hour training session gives attendees hands-on experience completing incident reports on paper forms using the new TEXFIRS/NFIRS 5.0 system.

Fire departments interested in hosting a training class should contact Virginia Garza (512) 676-6795


National Fire Academy (NFA) Training Opportunities

NFIRS-related training is available through the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, MA.

FEMA Student Identification Number (SID): How to register for an SID from FEMA.

Note: Students applying for FY 2014 training courses (courses starting after September 30, 2013) are required to register for an SID. This number will be used in place of your Social Security Number on General Admissions Applications forms.

For additional NFA training opportunities go to the NFA Training site or contact the NETC Admissions Office, by email or at 301-447-1035.



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Last updated: 06/09/2017

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