National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS)

Overview

Illinois Fire Departments are required by state law to report all incidents, including medical incidents, to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) which is administered by the United States Fire Administration.  Data submission can be done in one of two ways:

  • Direct Entry using the web-based reporting tool. 
  • Importing data from third party vendor software.

    Following the 2020 update to the new eNFIRS system, all applications are now web-based.  Users should utilize the Microsoft Edge web-browser when accessing the website.  Please DO NOT use the Google Chrome browser as it has been known to cause errors.

    To access the NFIRS system, please visit https://nfirs.fema.gov. If you do not have an NFIRS username yet, please click on "Register as a State & Local User".  After registering, we will activate you usually within one to two business days.

Contact Us

Please contact our office if you have any questions or issues about your NFIRS reporting. Please include your FDID number when you fill out the contact form.