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TEXFIRS Texas Fire Incident Reporting System State Fire Marshal’s Office Uses and Reports
What is a TEXFIRS Incident Report <ul><li>Written or electronic documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Description of the circums...
Why collect it? <ul><li>Provides a way to maintain a legal document of the fact that an incident occurred </li></ul><ul><l...
Uses of TEXFIRS/NFIRS <ul><li>Mock Trial </li></ul>
Local Fire Department Use <ul><li>Justification of budgets </li></ul><ul><li>Resource allocation </li></ul><ul><li>Staffin...
Local Use and Presentation <ul><li>Educate your administration </li></ul><ul><li>Promote support from community </li></ul>...
Identifying Trends <ul><li>Multiple years comparison </li></ul><ul><li>Incendiary activity </li></ul><ul><li>Juvenile and ...
Users of NFIRS <ul><li>Local Fire Departments </li></ul><ul><li>State Governments </li></ul><ul><li>Private Industry </li>...
State Uses of NFIRS <ul><li>Preparing Fire Marshal's annual report </li></ul><ul><li>Focus Fire Prevention programs </li><...
USFA uses of NFIRS <ul><li>The USFA uses NFIRS for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prioritizing the many  fire issues in the US </l...
Other Federal Agencies <ul><li>The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Committee (CPSC) </li></ul><ul><li>National Highway Safety...
Consumer Product Safety Commission <ul><li>Analyzed  the fire risk associated with portable space heaters, kerosene space ...
The Center for Fire Research <ul><li>NFIRS data is used to develop fire models and to conduct analysis of fire risk. </li>...
Non-profit Fire-Related Organizations <ul><li>IAFC, IAFF </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NFIRS data can be used to generalize about ...
Public Fire Educators <ul><li>Justify funding of programs for dealing with community fire problems as they are identified....
TEXFIRS Reporting <ul><li>All incident reporting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TEXFIRS/NFIRS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Monthly report...
 
TEXFIRS Website <ul><li>“ Fires in Texas” annual report </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Department FDID list </li></ul><ul><li>Inci...
Valid Incidents <ul><li>Processing data files </li></ul><ul><li>Error reports </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor issues </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Data Summary Report  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>State Request </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Need based Report </li></u...
 
USFA Web-Based Reporting Tool <ul><li>NFIRS 5.0 Web-based Summary Output Reports Tool enables users to obtain summaries an...
 
Web-Based Tools www.nfirs.fema.gov/webtools/
Summary Output Reporting Tool Click on Summary Output Reports Tool
User Account Login Enter: Your user account Enter: TX for state Enter: Your password   Or, use  Guest account
Choosing a Report Choose a Report
<ul><li>Summary by Incident Type  Data Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed Selected Statistics  Fires Under Investigation <...
Completed Reports
Printing and Saving your Report Printing or Saving  PDF file
Summary By Incident Type Report <ul><li>Incident frequency summarized by Incident Type  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The report i...
SAMPLE REPORT “ SummarybyIncidentType ”
Fire Report by FDID <ul><li>The Fire Report By FDID generates summary information of fires, by Fire Department.  </li></ul...
 
Web-Based Reporting Tool Logout Log Out
What We Need to Know <ul><li>Input higher quality data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The quality of information generated by NFIRS...
Acknowledgement <ul><li>There is a long way to go toward making even better use of NFIRS.  But we have a system in place t...
<ul><li>Time and memory are true artists; they remold reality nearer to the heart's desire.  </li></ul><ul><li>John Dewey ...
<ul><li>Texas Department of Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>State Fire Marshal’s Office </li></ul><ul><li>P.O. Box 149221, MC ...
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  1. 1. TEXFIRS Texas Fire Incident Reporting System State Fire Marshal’s Office Uses and Reports
  2. 2. What is a TEXFIRS Incident Report <ul><li>Written or electronic documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Description of the circumstances </li></ul><ul><li>Future reference </li></ul><ul><li>TEXFIRS and NFIRS </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why collect it? <ul><li>Provides a way to maintain a legal document of the fact that an incident occurred </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps management informed </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a uniform manner of evaluating local, state and national needs </li></ul><ul><li>Documents all that you do </li></ul>
  4. 4. Uses of TEXFIRS/NFIRS <ul><li>Mock Trial </li></ul>
  5. 5. Local Fire Department Use <ul><li>Justification of budgets </li></ul><ul><li>Resource allocation </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Trends of problems in local areas </li></ul><ul><li>Comparison with State averages </li></ul><ul><li>Comparisons with similar communities </li></ul>
  6. 6. Local Use and Presentation <ul><li>Educate your administration </li></ul><ul><li>Promote support from community </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate in your funding applications </li></ul>Use charts or graphs to display Publish or distribute information
  7. 7. Identifying Trends <ul><li>Multiple years comparison </li></ul><ul><li>Incendiary activity </li></ul><ul><li>Juvenile and the Elderly fire involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Firefighter safety </li></ul>
  8. 8. Users of NFIRS <ul><li>Local Fire Departments </li></ul><ul><li>State Governments </li></ul><ul><li>Private Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Private Citizen </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Government Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Law Offices </li></ul><ul><li>Product Manufacturers </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Organizations </li></ul>
  9. 9. State Uses of NFIRS <ul><li>Preparing Fire Marshal's annual report </li></ul><ul><li>Focus Fire Prevention programs </li></ul><ul><li>Recommend or support changes to legislation based on incident trend analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The state uses its NFIRS data to analyze fire activity throughout the state and recommend or implement prevention efforts . </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. USFA uses of NFIRS <ul><li>The USFA uses NFIRS for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prioritizing the many fire issues in the US </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying aspects of the fire problem that require continued monitoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quantifying the costs of fire (life and property) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparing congressional testimony and justifying budget requests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitating agency management reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing means of measuring the impact of programs and activities </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Other Federal Agencies <ul><li>The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Committee (CPSC) </li></ul><ul><li>National Highway Safety Committee (NHTSA) </li></ul><ul><li>National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Disease Control (CDC) </li></ul><ul><li>Armed Forces </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Commerce Department </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Fire Research </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Congress </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of Treasury </li></ul><ul><li>Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) </li></ul><ul><li>Library of Congress </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Consumer Product Safety Commission <ul><li>Analyzed the fire risk associated with portable space heaters, kerosene space heaters, wood stoves, metal chimneys, upholstered furniture, cigarettes, and sleepwear among other products </li></ul><ul><li>Child-resistant safety standard for cigarette lighters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated between 80 & 105 deaths annually among children under the age of 5 would be prevented </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Smoke Detector Project </li></ul><ul><li>Research on potential product fire hazards and to identify the need for product recalls or product repairs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The fields “equipment involved in” and “form of heat of ignition” </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. The Center for Fire Research <ul><li>NFIRS data is used to develop fire models and to conduct analysis of fire risk. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helped to define the U.S. Fire problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ America Burning Revisited” </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Non-profit Fire-Related Organizations <ul><li>IAFC, IAFF </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NFIRS data can be used to generalize about the types of fires that present the greatest risk to firefighters and the type of injuries firefighter most often sustain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Investigate whether particular pieces of gear are associated with fire fighter injuries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NASFM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Investigated the effect of California’s fabric flammability standards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NFPA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Often used as the basis for articles in the Fire Journal </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Public Fire Educators <ul><li>Justify funding of programs for dealing with community fire problems as they are identified. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NFIRS is the largest data set in the world!! </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. TEXFIRS Reporting <ul><li>All incident reporting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TEXFIRS/NFIRS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Monthly reporting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper, vendor software, federal software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t need federal software account to report </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email file receipt confirmation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FD Reporting Status </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TEXFIRS Website </li></ul></ul>www.tdi.state.tx.us/fire
  17. 18. TEXFIRS Website <ul><li>“ Fires in Texas” annual report </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Department FDID list </li></ul><ul><li>Incident count by month </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Self Study Course </li></ul><ul><li>Handbooks/forms </li></ul><ul><li>Building Valuation </li></ul><ul><li>Census Tracts </li></ul>
  18. 19. Valid Incidents <ul><li>Processing data files </li></ul><ul><li>Error reports </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor issues </li></ul><ul><li>USFA Updates </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>Data Summary Report </li></ul><ul><ul><li>State Request </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Need based Report </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USFA Request </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web Based Reporting Tool </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Request Summary Reports </li></ul>TEXFIRS/NFIRS Reports www.tdi.state.tx.us/fire/fmtexfir.html
  20. 22. USFA Web-Based Reporting Tool <ul><li>NFIRS 5.0 Web-based Summary Output Reports Tool enables users to obtain summaries and statistical calculations on the data saved to the National Database. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guest Account </li></ul></ul>www.nfirs.fema.gov/webtools/
  21. 24. Web-Based Tools www.nfirs.fema.gov/webtools/
  22. 25. Summary Output Reporting Tool Click on Summary Output Reports Tool
  23. 26. User Account Login Enter: Your user account Enter: TX for state Enter: Your password Or, use Guest account
  24. 27. Choosing a Report Choose a Report
  25. 28. <ul><li>Summary by Incident Type Data Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed Selected Statistics Fires Under Investigation </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Report By FDID Fire Service Casualties </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly Incident Counts Civilian Casualties </li></ul><ul><li>Incident Counts Tally </li></ul><ul><li>Incidents By Time Series Incident Listing </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual Aid Incidents FDID Incident Type Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Data Inventory By FDID Unresolved Fire Incidents </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Department Information Structure Fire Causes </li></ul><ul><li>Structure Fires by Property Use Residential Str Fire Causes </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual Aid Given Unmatched Depts </li></ul>USFA Summary Reports
  26. 29. Completed Reports
  27. 30. Printing and Saving your Report Printing or Saving PDF file
  28. 31. Summary By Incident Type Report <ul><li>Incident frequency summarized by Incident Type </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The report includes % of the total frequency for each Incident Type code category. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summary information of Exposure incidents, Mutual Aid Given codes, casualties, and the total dollar loss for fire incidents. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Note: No Activity incidents (N status) are not included in any frequency count. </li></ul></ul>
  29. 32. SAMPLE REPORT “ SummarybyIncidentType ”
  30. 33. Fire Report by FDID <ul><li>The Fire Report By FDID generates summary information of fires, by Fire Department. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Within each FDID, Fire Type is summarized at 3 levels: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Building Fires, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vehicle Fires, and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other Fires. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  31. 35. Web-Based Reporting Tool Logout Log Out
  32. 36. What We Need to Know <ul><li>Input higher quality data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The quality of information generated by NFIRS is only as good as the data entered at the fire house level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Correctly and thoroughly input data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include property value and loss estimates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grants, training, NFA courses are depending on NFIRS data in the system </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware, millions of dollars are targeted at problems identified through NFIRS </li></ul>
  33. 37. Acknowledgement <ul><li>There is a long way to go toward making even better use of NFIRS. But we have a system in place that works well. </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone associated with NFIRS at the local, state and national levels should feel proud of the important contribution they have made. </li></ul><ul><li>NFIRS will continue to guide fire protection in the U.S. </li></ul>
  34. 38. <ul><li>Time and memory are true artists; they remold reality nearer to the heart's desire. </li></ul><ul><li>John Dewey </li></ul>Document All That You Do
  35. 39. <ul><li>Texas Department of Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>State Fire Marshal’s Office </li></ul><ul><li>P.O. Box 149221, MC 108-FM </li></ul><ul><li>Austin, Texas 78714-9221 </li></ul>Phone: (512) 305-7950 FAX: (512) 305-7910 www.tdi.state.tx.us www.nfirs.fema.gov TEXFIRS

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