USFA, NFA Release Online Incident Reporting Course

U.S. Fire Administration and the National Fire Academy have announced the availability of a new National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) 5.0 Self Study (Q494) online course that will provide an overview of the data collection system, its modules, and data conversion issues.

"We are pleased to make this important course available online to all USA fire departments," said U.S. Fire Administrator Greg Cade. "Accurate and complete NFIRS data is critical for use at the local, state, and federal levels and this course is the starting place for building the core competencies key to creating quality data and making available the quality information needed by the American fire service."

NFIRS is the comprehensive method for detailed tracking of fire, emergency, and related incident responses. The information recorded in NFIRS can be used by emergency services organizations to track current workloads, develop response metrics and statistics, and help with current asset management.

More information and access to this course is available at www.nfaonline.dhs.gov Additional NFIRS-related training can be found at www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/nfirs/training.

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