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Annual NFIRS Public Data

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 data sets 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) data sets. Using raw NFIRS data as a count of fires and associated deaths, injuries and dollar loss is NOT a proper use of these data sets.

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Visit the USFA's NFIRS website for more information, including tools for analysis, and training and documentation for submitting NFIRS 5.0 data.

Available Downloadable NFIRS Public Data Release Files:

2019 All Incidents
2019 Fire Hazmat
2009 Fire Hazmat1999 All Incidents1989 Fire Incidents
2018 All Incidents
2018 Fire Hazmat
2008 Fire Hazmat1998 Fire Incidents 1988 Fire Incidents
2017 All Incidents
2017 Fire Hazmat
2007 Fire Hazmat1997 Fire Incidents1987 Fire Incidents
2016 All Incidents
2016 Fire Hazmat
2006 Fire Hazmat1996 Fire Incidents1986 Fire Incidents
2015 All Incidents
2015 Fire Hazmat
2005 Fire Hazmat1995 Fire Incidents1985 Fire Incidents
2014 All Incidents
2014 Fire Hazmat
2004 Fire Hazmat1994 Fire Incidents1984 Fire Incidents
2013 Fire Hazmat2003 All Incidents1993 Fire Incidents1983 Fire Incidents
2012 Fire Hazmat2002 All Incidents1992 Fire Incidents1982 Fire Incidents
2011 Fire Hazmat2001 All Incidents1991 Fire Incidents1981 Fire Incidents
2010 Fire Hazmat2000 All Incidents1990 Fire Incidents1980 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

Last updated June 9, 2021