Add Fire Report

The Fire Report form is required for incident types 100-173. The Wildland Fire Report can be used in place of the Fire Report for incident types 140-143, 170-173, and 632.

Completing the Fire Report form for incident types 113-118 (Confined Fire Within Structure) and 150-155 (Outside Rubbish) is optional. NFIRS 5.0 does not required it with these incident types.

  1. From the File menu, select the NFIRS 5 Incident Reporting option NFIRS 5 Incident Report option.
  2. (If the NFIRS Incident Report form is displayed) Press Browse (or Ctrl + O), highlight the record, then press OK.
  3. (If the Query form is displayed) highlight an incident then press OK.
  4. Click the Additional Reports tab.
  5. Press Fire.

    The Fire Report form is displayed.

  6. Enter the estimated total number of residential living units in Number of Residential Living Units, whether or not all units became involved or were occupied at the time of the fire.
  7. Check Not Residential if the fire did not occur in residential property.
  8. Enter the total Number of Buildings Involved in the fire.

    This total should include all building exposures.

  9. Check No Buildings Involved If there were no buildings involved.
  10. Enter the number of Acres Burned in this fire if at least one acre burned.
  11. Check None or Less than One Acre if less than one acre burned.
  12. Select a value for Property Use.

    If the value is in the 500s, 600s, 700s, or 800s, on-site materials or product fields are required.

    1. Check None in the On-Site Materials or Products area to indicate that no significant amounts of commercial, industrial, agricultural, or energy products or materials were stored on this property.

      If any of these products or materials were present, whether or not they became involved, do not check this box; complete the rest of this section.

    2. Press + to add On-Site Materials or Products.
    3. For each material/product add:
      • Type or lookup a Code from the lookup for any significant amount of any material stored, processed or sold at the property involved, without regard to whether the material was involved in the fire.

        While On-Site Materials or Products should be entered for stores, manufacturing, and storage facilities, you can code materials that might not ordinarily be found at a location. Required for all fires in the applicable Property Use range unless None is checked.

      • Type or lookup a Use code to indicate whether the material is stored, processed, sold, or repaired at the property.
  13. Click the Fire tab.
  14. Type or lookup Area of Fire Origin code.
  15. Type or lookup the Heat Source code and descriptor that ignited the Item First Ignited and caused the fire.
  16. Type or lookup the Item First Ignited code that best describes the item first ignited by the heat source.
  17. Check Fire spread was confined to object of origin to indicate that the fire spread was confined to the object of origin.
  18. Type or lookup the Type of Material First Ignited code.

    Required if the Item First Ignited code is in a range from 00 to 69.

  19. Type or lookup a Cause of Ignition code.
  20. Type or lookup Factors Contributing To Ignition.

    Required if the fire cause is not "Intentional” or “Under Investigation,” unless None is checked.

  21. Type or lookup applicable Human Factors Contributing To Ignition codes.
  22. Check None and skip to the next section if none are applicable.
  23. Type or lookup applicable Fire Suppression Factors codes.
  24. Click Equipt & Mobile Property tab.
  25. Enter Equipment Involved codes that best describe the equipment involved in the ignition.

    If no equipment was involved in ignition, check None.

  26. Enter the Brand name of the equipment involved, if known.

    This refers to the name that the equipment is most commonly known by. This information can be quite useful nationally for product recalls.

  27. Type or lookup the Model number of the equipment involved, if known.

    This refers to the model name or number assigned to the equipment by the manufacturer.

  28. Type the Serial Number of the equipment involved in ignition, if known.

    This refers to the manufacturer’s serial number that is usually stamped on an identification plate.

  29. Enter the model Year of the equipment involved, if known.
  30. Type or lookup the Equipment Power Source code that best describes the power source of the equipment involved in ignition.
  31. Type or lookup the Equipment Portability code that best indicates the portability of the equipment involved in ignition of the fire.
  32. Type or lookup the Mobile Property Involvement code indicating whether mobile property was involved.
  33. Type or lookup a Mobile Property Type code that best describes the type of mobile property involved and the written description is automatically inserted.

    Note that the codes are organized into categories for Ground, Rail, Air, and Water vehicles. Required for all Fire Reports unless None is checked.

  34. Type or lookup a Mobile Property Make code that describes the make of the mobile property involved and the written description is inserted in the blank.

    If the make needed is not found, enter “00”.

  35. Type the manufacturer’s Model name.

    If one does not exist, use the common physical description of the property, like “four-door sedan.”

  36. Type the Year the mobile property was manufactured, if known.
  37. Type the License Plate number, if any, of the mobile property involved.
  38. Type or lookup the two-letter State abbreviation, province or territory identified on the license plate or registration of the mobile property.
  39. Type the manufacturer’s VIN Number (Vehicle Identification Number) that is generally stamped on an identification plate on the mobile property.
  40. Click OtherReports tab.
  41. Use the Local Use section to indicate if other reports exist associated with this incident that are not NFIRS based.


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