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.
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.
MFIRS self-study course
There are no classes scheduled at this time. You may request training by contacting Scott Radke with the SFMD. Get a few departments together and sponsor a training session to learn how to get the most from your state-sponsored incident reporting program.
Lessons Learned: The November 2019 Minneapolis High-Rise Fire
The Minneapolis Fire Department was dispatched to a high-rise building at 630 Cedar Ave. S. for an “alarms sounding” call at 3:56 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered an interior building fire on the 14th floor. Five people died in this fire, and multiple people were injured.
The purpose of this report is to identify factors present in the building that led to multiple deaths and injuries, and to determine strategies that could prevent future such tragic fires.
Home Electrical Fire Report
The Home Electrical Fire Report examines electrical fires reported by fire departments to the Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division (SFMD) using the Minnesota Fire Incident Reporting System (MFIRS). More than 95 percent of the state’s fire departments enter data into MFIRS, the statewide fire reporting system.
This report looks at home electrical fires only. Homes are defined as one- and two-family dwellings and apartment buildings. Electrical fires in commercial buildings and other residential buildings (hotels, dormitories, shelters, and similar types of facilities) are excluded.
The data is from Jan.1, 2004, through Dec. 31, 2019.
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