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Fire Incident Reporting - NFIRS

National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) - Vermont Fire Incident Reporting (VFIRS)

The Vermont Fire Incident Reporting System (VFIRS) is operated by the Division of Fire Safety to better understand the fire problem in Vermont. Fire reporting is required by State Statute. Each fire department is required to submit their emergency incident data reports to the State Fire Marshal’s Office in accordance with Vermont Statute 20 V.S.A. Section 2833.

VFIRS is an integral part of the larger National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) The Division of Fire Safety maintains and manages the data collection for the Vermont portion of the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). The Vermont data is entered directly in to the national database to help develop a picture of the fire problem throughout the United States.

For additional information about NFIRS visit: National Fire Incident Reporting System


Important Notice:  System update of NFIRS applications

“e-NFIRS” (NFIRS Modernization)

NFIRS is getting a fresh and user-friendly update. The new version “e-NFIRS” has launched. The updated application  will provide new tools to help supplement what you already use for data entry and analysis.

The NFIRS system we all have been using is now moved and updated. all NFIRS system users with valid email addresses have been uploaded to the new system and you should have received a system-generated email with your temporary password to the new system.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR eNFIRS USERS

 

***  (11/20/2020 Update)  ***

The USFA has opened up the use of eNFIRS for users to do direct entry ONLY.   If you received an email from USFA with a temporary password, please try to log in.   If you cannot log in or did not receive a temporary password,  you will need to register as a new user.                      

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   This is the updated URL for eNFIRS.  (please update any of your book marks).

https://www.nfirs.fema.gov/NFIRSWeb/login

Please use Edge or Internet Explorer when using eNFIRS. They provide the best user experience, are how eNFIRS was developed, and how the USFA currently tests and resolves concerns. Many issues reported to us so far, such as Valid to Invalid incidents, missing field data in eNFIRS, and other odd functionality, can be attributed to the browser used. 

The Users of third-party software - DO NOT use the Bulk Import Utility at this time - as USFA does some more testing.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during the eNFIRS roll out.

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.  go to

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/nfirs/support/training.html


National Fire Incident Reporting System National COVID-19 Special Study

The U.S. Fire Administration’s (USFA) National Fire Data Center (NFDC) is implementing a national-level special study in the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) to assist fire departments in recording responses to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic in a nationally consistent manner.

To read about the COVID-19 Special Study please visit https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/nfirs/support/nfirsgrams/nfirsgram_covid19.html

For additional NFIRS Grams bulletins visit: NFIRSGrams


NFIRS User Resets

Forgot your user name or password  You can now search and reset your own password !  got to the eNFIRS user login page and click of forgot password link.  

If you need additional assistance please email a request to dps.vfirs@vermont.gov. In your e-mail be sure to include:  Your department name, fire department identification number (FDID), and the account user name.

Vermont Data Reference Guide

Vermont General Information and Quick Reference Guide  { Currently being updated

National Links

National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) Web Site

National Fire Information Council NOTE } Vermont has been a member of NFIC since the council was formed in 1975   

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INSURANCE COMPANY REPORTING

Each year the office of the State Fire Marshal prepares a report that gathers data on fire incidents and uses that data to plan for improved public safety for the people of Vermont. The report also contains information on the dollar loss from structure fires.

All Insurance Companies providing fire insurance in Vermont, are required to report certain information on fire loss claims to the Division of Fire Safety pursuant to State Statute 20 V.S.A. § 2688. This information will be very valuable and is used together to evaluate fire loss and trends.

If your company did not have any fire losses for the year you are required still required to send in a report stating that the company had no losses. To submit your fire loss data electronically please use the form below, you may post it into an e-mail.

For additional assistance or questions please email Deputy Director Robert Sponable or call 802-479-7566.