- From the File menu, select the NFIRS 5 Incident Reporting option, then the NFIRS 5 Incident Report option.
Depending what appears, do one of the following.The NFIRS Incident Report form with the last modified record is opened
A blank NFIRS Incident Report form is opened
Ctrl + N) to add a new record.
The Query form is displayed
- Enter a new incident.
- Press Cancel.
If the NFIRS Incident Report form appears, FDID is automatically entered based on the station indicated on the Workstation Options form General section, Startup & Navigation section, Workstation Location field.
FDID is a unique identifier assigned by the state to identify a particular fire department within the state. This identifier may also identify the county, fire district, or other jurisdiction in which the fire department is located. Many states use the two left-most digits to identify the particular department within a jurisdiction. FDID is five digits.
- Press New (or
Type the month, day, and year of the incident in Alarm Date.
This date is when the alarm was received. The Alarm Date, in conjunction with the other required fields (FDID, Alarm Time, Incident Number), uniquely identifies each incident. When other incidents for the Alarm Date exist, you are prompted to select an existing incident. Press New.
Note: If this is an exposure, note the FDID, Alarm Date, Alarm Time, and Incident Number values of the 1XX Incident Type the incident is an exposure to. There must be a base 1XX Incident Type incident to add an exposure to. Type the FDID, Alarm Date, Alarm Time, and Incident Number of the base incident, then press New Exposure when prompted. A separate sequential exposure number is assigned to each exposure. The original incident is always coded “000”, while exposures are numbered sequentially beginning with “001”. The relevant data for each exposure should then be recorded using the appropriate section. Treat similar items in a group as a single exposure (such as a fleet of cars).
Type the Alarm Time that the alarm was received. Use military time.
Required for all incidents.
Type the Incident Number, or press
Tabto allow FH to assign the next available number if auto-numbering is enabled.
This number is used to identify a particular incident and to tie data from different modules together. Enter the number assigned to the incident. It may be necessary to obtain this number from an alarm or dispatch center.
Type or lookup the Incident Type code for the actual situation that emergency personnel found on the scene when they arrived.
The code entered in the Incident Type field determines which additional form sections are required. If type 111- 112, 120-123, 130-138, 140-143, 160-163, and 170-173, then the Fire section will be required. The Wildland Fire section can be completed instead of the Fire section for types 140-143, 170-173, and is used for type 632.
The First Arrival date should be the same as Last Cleared if canceled on the way to a call.
Note: Do not check the box if the Alarm Time was before midnight and the Arrival Time was after midnight. Always enter the time of day that the first fire department personnel arrived on-scene. Use military time.
If the Last Cleared date that the last fire department personnel left the scene was the same as the Alarm Date, check the box provided.
Do not check the box if the incident extended (from the Alarm Time to the Last Cleared Time) across midnight. Always enter the time of day that the last fire department personnel left the scene for Last Cleared time. Use military time. If canceled en route, enter the time of cancellation in this field.
Press Save to save the incident record.
If there are required fields that have not been completed, you are prompted to complete them.