FIREHOUSE Software Enterprise Installation Guide

The FIREHOUSE Software Enterprise Installation Guide is designed to help you install or update, launch, and configure new installations of Firehouse® Enterprise. Information on updating your existing installation of FH Enterprise to a newer version is available in the FIREHOUSE Software Enterprise Update Guide, at

FH® Enterprise is a fire department records management software package that maintains a SQL database of information on a server where client computers can access it. You can install FH Enterprise on any computer or network at your department. If there are no computers available at your department, you can install FH Enterprise on a personal computer.

Note: The free evaluation version of FH Enterprise, which creates a fully functional installation of FH Enterprise with all available modules, expires 90 days after installation.

FIREHOUSE Software support staff is available to answer your questions by telephone or email. Support hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday, and from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. Call 800-921-5300, option 3. You can also send an email to


The server and client computer relationship

Server system requirements

Client system requirements

Checklist for a new installation of FH Enterprise

Attach a database to SQL Server

Install FH Enterprise on a client computer

Upsize the FH Standard database

Activate a new FH Enterprise installation

Configure a purchased copy of FH Enterprise

Update an existing installation of FH Enterprise

Backup and restore the FH Enterprise database

Troubleshooting your installation