The Ohio Department of Commerce Division of State Fire Marshal accepts FIREHOUSE Software fire incident records. After you have created your incident file, go to https://www.comapps.ohio.gov/sfm/fire_apps/fmpr/nfirs/login.aspx, and follow the steps below:
- Your “User ID” is your 5 digit FDID number with no dashes (89000).
- Your “Password” is your 5 digit Zip code with “web” at the end (43068web).
- After completing your contact name & email address, press the Select button.
- Locate the .INC file you created from the NFIRS Transaction File wizard, click Open (as you would for an email attachment). **You do not need to send your .DEP Department Information File.
- Press Upload File(s) then watch for the validation message under Uploaded Files. You should see a ‘Successful’ message.
- Log out when completed. A few hours later, return to the web site, log in and select Monthly Totals of All Incidents by FDID. This will display the total number of reports uploaded for each month. For statistics by Fire Department, by County, or by State, choose the Ohio Statistics button.
After discussing the requirements with both NFIRS & ODNR, Ohio has decided to focus on using the Fire Module rather than the Wildland Fire Module.
According to the specification:
If the Incident Type is 140-143 or 160, 170-173 then either the Fire module or the Wildland module is required. One of the two must be completed. If the Incident Type is 561, 631 or 632 the Fire Module is not allowed but the Wildland Module may be optionally completed in addition to the Basic Module for these incidents.
Fire departments should use the Fire Module, especially including the number of acres involved & dollar loss. Ohio reserves Incident Type 140 for mulch fires only.
To indicate Wildland Fires in Ohio a Fire Module incident should be completed for fires occurring in the following fuels:
- 141 Forest, Woods, or Wildland Fire
- 142 Brush or Brush and Grass Mixture Fire
- 143 Grass Fire
- 170 Cultivated Vegetation, Crop Fire, Other
- 171 Cultivated Grain, Crop Fire
If an incident is fire related, choose an Incident Type code between 111-173. Incident Type 100 or 110 is not accepted. If a Fire Module report has the Heat Source indicating Equipment Involved (code 10-13), then the Type of Equipment must be listed in the Fire Module.
(Last updated 10/28/2008)