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NFIRS reporting software and tools

Texas uses the National Incident Reporting System, NFIRS Version 5.0, to administer and maintain the state’s TEXFIRS program.

Incident reports entered into NFIRS are used for statistical data.

Reporting methods

Fire departments can send incident reports using one of the following three methods:

  1. eNFIRS Bulk Import Utility (BIU) tool:

    Use the eNFIRS Bulk Import Utility (BIU) tool on the eNFIRS website.

    The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) provides free training and instructional videos.

    Register for an account or log into NFIRS.

  2. Input data into eNFIRS

    You can enter incident reports directly into eNFIRS. eNFIRS is a free system provided by USFA. Data entered into eNFIRS does not need to be emailed to TEXFIRS.

  3. Email registered vendor software data to TEXFIRS

    Use registered vendor software to provide reports. A list of contacts for registered vendors is available on the U.S. Fire Administration's NFIRS website.

    Email data to the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office TEXFIRS Section at TEXFIRS@tdi.texas.gov. TEXFIRS will input the report into NFIRS.

    The fire department must have an NFIRS account. Register for an account or log into NFIRS.

Maintaining an NFIRS account 

  • Users should log into their account every month.
  • If a user has not logged in for 90 days, their account will be automatically deactivated.
  • To reactivate an account, email TEXFIRS@tdi.texas.gov.
  • Don’t register for a new account; this will create duplicate accounts.

For more information, contact: TEXFIRS@tdi.texas.gov

Last updated: 8/26/2021