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State Fire Marshal

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Reports and fire incident reporting

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Contact the State Fire Marshal Division Information Management Team if you have questions regarding incident reporting, MFIRS, NFIRS and ​ImageTrend!

​Please email questions, comments and inquires to the Information Management Team Email Address: fm.data.team@state.mn.us​Individual team member contact information can be found here

How ​many fire departments use the Minnesota Fire Incident Reporting System (MFIRS)?
The State Fire Marshal Division appreciates the efforts of Minnesota fire departments that submit data via MFIRS. On average, between 90-95 percent of the state's fire departments have submit data year over year. 

fire-in-minnesota-2022-cover.jpgWhy 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 Fi​re in Minnesota​​ report.

Fire Incident Reporting Resources

National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS)

US Fire Administration National Fire Incident Reporting System

NFIRS Complete Reference Guide

NFIRS Coding Help Grams

NFIRS Common Coding Questions

Introduction to NFIRS Online Self Study Course

National Emergency Response Information System (NERIS)

​US Fire Administration National Emergency Response Information System

​Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) ​NERIS Information​

Minnesota Fire Incident Reporting System (MFIRS)

ImageTrend Fire For Elite​

MFIRS Coding Help Charts (PDF)​​


​National Fire Protection Association

House/Land Estimates



Minnesota Property and Contents Loss Calculator

Vehicle/Auto Estimates

Kelly Blue Book​


Weather Information

National Weather Service


The links provided on this page are not intended to be a specific endorsement of any private entity by the State Fire Marshal Division. Rather, they are common and widely known names in their respective industries regularly references in relevant trainings. There are many resources available for each respective industry.

If you have recently attended one of our trainings and you did not have an opportunity to fill out the course survey in class, please click here to complete the survey.