Help us create a national fire data system by completing this important survey

Blog Post created by mhinds-aldrich Employee on Jan 19, 2017

National Fire Data System survey

Do you manage fire data efforts for your organization? We’d like to learn more about how you use data, the tools you use, and what resources you need. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey by Friday the 20th.


In August of 2016, NFPA, with support from IAFF, IAFC, CPSE, NASFM, NVFC, and the Metro Chiefs, received funding from the AFG Fire Prevention and Safety Grants Program to develop a national fire data system (NFDS) that meets the priority needs of the U.S. fire service for quality local and national data for both operations and community risk reduction. It will be designed to be a resource for data to support a broad range of fire department decision making.


The ultimate goal of NFDS is to create a flexible, scalable, and usable data exchange platform that captures fire department activities beyond simply documenting incidents to improve overall how data is collected and used in local communities.


The current grant funding is designed to establish the groundwork for the NFDS, and develop the underlying data system and application requirements. This survey is an important and valuable first step in understanding the current state of data collection among fire service members, and we hope you will take the time to provide your thoughts!