What is recognized as an investigative report form?
What are the standards of information that these reports should include?
I would say unless you put a narrative in the nfirs, the fire scene investigation is not complete. Lack of information.
Where did you see 921 says nfirs is not recognized.
i would say it should be for simple accidetial fires. Otherwise a fire investigation report would have to be completed for every fire.
I just saw it on the NFPA video of the 921 changes.
Sorry I got NFIRS and Firehouse mixed up.
Trying to get to the 2017 version of 921 to see if the language below was adopted:
Start at page 4::
I guess it depends on a fire department if a separate fire investigation report is required.
If it is say just a stove cooking fire, maybe most departments rely on nfirs as the investigation report.
I know a lot of insurance companies will only require a nfirs report to settle a claim
I am thinking that 921 just wanted to make a statement, maybe nfirs does not follow 921?????
2017 edition just says Incident reports are outside the "Scope" of 921
Read page 3-5 of the link above, the arguments for putting it in and against putting it in.
NFIRS reports are for documenting the fire and tracking it for statistical value. However, it is not intended to be used for documenting origin and cause investigations. Also NFPA 921 has four classifications of fire: accidental, natural, incendiary and undetermined; and they do not match the classifications in NFIRS.
Retrieving data ...