Oregon NFIRS Information
The Office of State Fire Marshal incident reporting policy is based on National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) standards, which have two objectives: to help State and local governments develop fire reporting and analysis capability for their own use, and to obtain data that can be used to more accurately assess and subsequently combat the fire problem at a national level.
Since 1977, Oregon has submitted fire incident data to be included in the national database. The current version of NFIRS, version 5.0, was released in January 1999. This program enables Oregon to provide electronic information in the NFIRS 5 format. All fire departments in Oregon are required to report fire and hazardous materials incidents based on the NFIRS 5 standards.
More information about NFIRS can be found on the following websites:
National Fire Information Council Website