National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS)

ImageTrend Elite Basic Training for Logging Fire Incidents

ImageTrend Elite remains free for your use to log your fire incidents and we encourage you to do so as completely and frequently as possible. Departments who continue to use other third party software will still be able to import your data into Elite.  

The State Fire Marshal Division has moved NFIRS reporting from Fire Bridge V.2 system to Elite.  As of July 31, 2018, you will no longer be able to add data to Fire Bridge V. 2, but you will continue to have read only access to view past incident reports.

New Fire Department Agencies: To get your department set up in Elite, you will need to designate at least one Fire Department Administrator from your department.  (It is possible to have more than one Fire Department Administrator.)  To set up your Fire Department Administrator, please fill out and submit this form: Fire Department Administrator Application Form. Once your department has a Fire Department Administrator, that individual will be in charge of setting up additional members of your fire department with access and permissions.  Department Permission Groups matrix

US Fire Administration Resources

Complete NFIRS Reference Guide (PDF) may be found online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/nfirs/support/documentation.html

Basic Module - Printable Code Descriptions:
    Incident Type = 3-21 (pg 42 of PDF file)
    Actions Taken = 3-37 (pg 58 of PDF file)
    Property Use = 3-48 (pg 69 of PDF file)

Fire Module - Printable Code Descriptions:
    Ignition Factors = 4-13 (pg 96 of PDF file)
    Factors Contributing to Ignition = 4-25 (pg 108 of PDF file)

Structure Fire Module - Printable Code Descriptions:
    Item Contributing Most to Flame Spread = 5-9 (pg 140 of PDF file)
    Type of Material Contributing Most to Flame Spread = 5-12 (pg 143 of PDF file)

Program Coordinator Contact Information

For questions regarding filing NFIRS data for your departments, viewing past submitted data, or any other NFIRS related questions, please contact:
Iowa Department of Public Safety
State Fire Marshal Division
Steve DeJoode, Iowa NFIRS Program
215 E 7th St
Des Moines IA 50319
515.725.6137
nfirs@dps.state.ia.us

For questions regarding filing EMS data for your departments, viewing past submitted data, or any other EMS related questions, please contact:
Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services
Terry Smith, Data Management
321 E  12th St
Des Moines IA 50319
800.728.3367
terry.smith@idph.iowa.gov