The annual National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) Public Data Release files are provided by the U.S. Fire Administration’s (USFA) National Fire Data Center (NFDC). The NFIRS is a reporting standard that fire departments use to uniformly report on the full range of their activities, from fire to emergency medical services (EMS) to equipment involved in the response.
NFIRS is the nation’s largest, national, annual database of fire incident information. NFIRS is a voluntary tool with two objectives: to help State and local governments develop fire reporting and analysis capability for their own use and to obtain data that can be used to more accurately assess and subsequently combat the fire problem at a national level.
These datasets are for researchers and fire data analysts.
Experience with fire data analysis and NFIRS data is recommended to properly use the NFIRS Public Data Release (PDR) datasets. Using raw NFIRS data as a count of fires and associated deaths, injuries and dollar loss is NOT a proper use of these datasets.
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Available Downloadable NFIRS Public Data Release Files
2020 - 2022
|2022 All Incidents|
2022 Fire Hazmat
|2021 All Incidents|
2021 Fire Hazmat
|2020 All Incidents 2020 Fire Hazmat|
2010 - 2019
2000 - 2009
|2009 Fire Hazmat||2008 Fire Hazmat||2007 Fire Hazmat||2006 Fire Hazmat|
|2005 Fire Hazmat||2004 Fire Hazmat||2003 All Incidents||2002 All Incidents|
|2001 All Incidents||2000 All Incidents|
1990 - 1999
|1999 All Incidents||1998 Fire Incidents||1997 Fire Incidents||1996 Fire Incidents|
|1995 Fire Incidents||1994 Fire Incidents||1993 Fire Incidents||1992 Fire Incidents|
|1991 Fire Incidents||1990 Fire Incidents|
1980 - 1989
|1989 Fire Incidents||1988 Fire Incidents||1987 Fire Incidents||1986 Fire Incidents|
|1985 Fire Incidents||1984 Fire Incidents||1983 Fire Incidents||1982 Fire Incidents|
|1981 Fire Incidents||1980 Fire Incidents|
Please note that upon clicking any of the available downloadable NFIRS Public Data Release data sets hyperlinks, an automatic download of that year's data will commence. Download times will vary depending on the size of the file and your connection. Some of the compressed zip file sizes vary from 132 MB and can range up to 822MB. If you prefer to order the NFIRS public release data on CD or DVD, please visit the USFA’s Download fire data and data analysis tools web page. Below are the data years that are currently available:
CD 1980-1998 - Fire Incidents (NFIRS version 4.1)
CD 1999-2003 - All Incidents
CD 2004-2019 - Fire and Hazardous Materials Incidents
DVD 2014-2019 - All Incidents