NH Fire Departments, please follow this guidance for incident reporting protocols implemented during COVID-19.
The New Hampshire Fire Incident Reporting System (NHFIRS) is operated by the NH State Fire Marshal’s Office (NHFMO) pursuant to the requirements set forth in RSA 153:11. Each fire department is required to submit its emergency incident data to the State Fire Marshal Office on a monthly basis, by the 15th of the following month.
We are operating with reduced staffing and many of the current staff are working remotely. We request your patience as we are making every effort to respond to inquiries and validate submissions in a timely fashion.
Please note that the United States Fire Administration (USFA) recently overhauled its National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). It went live at the end of October 2020. If you would like to be added to our distribution list for receiving updates on this rollout and incident reporting information specifically related to New Hampshire, please send a request to [email protected] with your name and the fire department you represent.
The email address to submit your data is [email protected].
- Electronic Data Submission Policy
- NH Fire Incident Reporting Resources
U.S. Fire Administration – Documenting COVID-19 incidents
The USFA is running a special COVID-19 study to help fire departments consistently document calls to suspected or confirmed incidents of COVID-19. More information is available on their site.
NHFMO Informational Bulletins
- Transition to Web-based e-NFIRS from USFA Data Entry Tool (DET) or Data Entry Browser Interface (DEBI)
- NHFIRS Data Submission Reminder
- NH Data Submission Policy
While NHFIRS training is typically provided by our agency to any New Hampshire fire department that makes a request, COVID-19 has had significant impact in this area. If we are unable to accommodate an on-site training request, we are happy to provide phone or email consultations for specific questions and will do our best to respond in a timely fashion.
While we will consider an in-person training during the COVID-19 state of emergency, it is important that the host agency have a suitable space to provide proper social distancing and that students wear a mask at any time social distancing is not possible. We are closely following CDC guidelines and will continue to do so.
Here are several other training resources to assist you with fire incident reporting.
Laws, Rules and Codes
For a list of all laws, rules and codes that pertain to the NH Division of Fire Safety, please view them on our full site.
While our office is currently closed to the public we continue to conduct operations and are available Monday through Friday from 8:15am – 4:15pm.