NC Implementing New Statewide Incident Reporting System
The North Carolina Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshal is implementing an updated fire incident reporting system in 2016. This is being implemented at no cost to North Carolina Fire Departments.
Departments who are using third party software for NFIRS reporting may continue to do so by following exporting instructions provided by OSFM.
Departments who are using the USFA Data Entry/Online Reporting Tools will be required to switch to the Fire Bridge software by December 31, 2016.
The Fire Bridge internet based software is also available for NC Departments to use at no cost. Fire Bridge is a comprehensive NFIRS 5.0 compliant records system with tools available to support your department’s operations, including staff and training information, inventory management, occupancy, preplans, hydrant location mapping and the fire inspections module. Fire Bridge is also scalable for the needs of entities requiring investigations or multiple-department reporting.
Fire departments can use tools listed below:
- Visual Informatics
- MARS Mapping/Reporting
- Juvenile Firesetter
- Fire Inspections
- Training/Certification Records
To see and “test” the software you may access their demo site @ https://demo.rescuebridge.com
Recent changes in Administrative Code now requires all departments be NFIRS compliant in order to pass the fire department ratings inspection. Non compliance can result in the department being placed on probation for a period of time and further non compliance can result in the department failing their ratings inspection.