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Fire Incident Reporting

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

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

For additional NFIRSGrams bulletins visit: NFIRSGrams

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

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 NFIRS to help develop a picture of the fire problem throughout the United States.

NFIRS Resets

If you need your user account reset or if you need additional assistance please email a request to
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

National Links

National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) Web Site

Data Entry Browser - Link to the NFIRS internet-based data entry tool known as the Data Entry Browser Interface (DEBI)

National Fire Information Council

Vermont has been a member of NFIC since the council was formed in 1975   

Estimated Dollar Loss


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 DirectorRobert Sponable or call 802-479-7566.