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TEXFIRS

Reporting incidents to TEXFIRS helps provide data that can be used to:

  • Prioritize training.
  • Identify resource needs.
  • Help with planning.
  • Qualify fire departments for national grants.

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Texas Fire Incident Reporting System

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Texas Fire Incident Reporting System (TEXFIRS)

Data submitted to TEXFIRS is uploaded to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS), which is used to:

  • Manage incident reporting.
  • Assist with NFIRS accounts.
  • Provide incident reporting trainings to fire departments across Texas.

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How to begin reporting incident data

Reporting incident data in the NFIRS Fire Incident Reporting System can be accomplished in three simple steps.

Top reasons to report incident data

Incident reporting in Texas is not mandatory; however, data provided helps:

  • Justify fire department budget requests and provide a basis for resource allocation.
  • Generate statistical reports (see "Statistical data" section below).
  • Assess department activity on a national scale, including Emergency Medical Services, department apparatus, wildland fires, and personnel activities.
  • Summarize annual incident activities.
  • Answer questions about the nature and causes of injuries, deaths, and property loss resulting from fires.
  • Determine needed improvements within the department (e.g. response time, training).
  • Predict fire-related problems within your community.
  • Measure the success of fire prevention and safety programs.
  • Qualify for national Assistance to Firefighters grants.

Statistical data

Incident summaries

Fire department incident summaries

Statewide incident summaries

Fire department reporting status

Incidents successfully received and processed for each fire department. Reports are updated Friday.

Data summary reports

Use the Summary Output Reports Tool (SORT) to run summary and statistical calculations on data saved to TEXFIRS and NFIRS. You must register with NFIRS to run SORT reports. If you are unable to register or need data not available in SORT, you can request public records.

View step-by-step instructions for SORT (PDF)

Fires under investigation

Fires listed as under investigation should be updated as information is available.

Special study

Documenting gas service in structures with NFIRS

Texas Government Code

The TEXFIRS Section began September 1, 1997, in accordance with Texas Government Code 417.0052: “The state fire marshal, under the direction of the commissioner, is responsible for maintaining and administering the Texas Fire Incident Reporting System.”

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

Last updated: 9/21/2022