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Fire Incident Reporting

Minnesota Fire Incident Reporting System

How many fire departments use it?

The State Fire Marshal Division appreciates the efforts of Minnesota fire departments that submit data via the Minnesota Fire Incident Reporting System (MFIRS). More than 99 percent of the state's fire departments have submitted data online the past several years.

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Why report?

This information is essential if we are to understand and effectively combat the fire problem in Minnesota. It allows the SFMD to focus on real fire problems rather than popular perceptions. On the local level, this data provides information to help focus on prevention efforts. It also assists with budget planning for staffing and equipment.

Who uses this data?

Fire data is requested on a daily and weekly basis by the media, the public, the fire service and the fire protection community. It is used to support legislative initiatives and to guide public fire safety and prevention campaigns. The information is also compiled in our annual Fire in Minnesota report.

Mutual Aid Equipment Inventory Reporting

Here is a checklist on how to report apparatus for use availability for State and Regional Emergency Operation Centers (EOC).  It has been requested that all fire services enter their information into the state reporting system (ImageTrend).