Fire Chief Chuck Flynn Suffield FD (CT), VCOS chair will lead a discussion with other chiefs and USFA staff on probing questions about NFIRS. Roundtable participants bring a varied need about NFIRS. USFA staff will be live to interact and discuss the needs of fire chiefs.

Potential Questions for Panel Townhall

Do you report all fires to the National Fire Incident Reporting System?
How does your report data get into the National Fire Incident Reporting System?
Do you use your fire report data for budget justification?
What statistical reports does the fire agency produce on its response time performance and the extent of local fire losses?
How do you make these reports available for the political groups and public?
How many calls did the department handle 10 years ago, and how many last year?
What percentage of growth has occurred? How has staffing changed in that time?
How are reports entered at the station level?
Does your department produce monthly data reports?
How do members get trained on the National Fire Incident Reporting System?
What question do you have for the National Fire Incident Reporting System staff?
Takeaways:

What do I get out of NFIRS?
What are the benefits of NFIRS?
The reasons we have a NFIRS data system.
Panelists:

Chuck Flynn, Suffield FD (CT), Fire Chief, VCOS Chair
Norvin Collins, San Juan Island FandR (WA), Fire Chief, VCOS Board Member
Al Yancey, Minooka FD (IL), Fire Chief, VCOS Board Member
Marianne Casey, USFA
Marion Long, USFA
Dwight Crews, USFA
Jim Heeschen, USFA
David Millstein, USFA

Original broadcast date: Feb 26, 2021