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Can you use
NFIRS to plan
your year?
It's no secret that you don't work the
same type of call all year long.
Much like seasons, call types
change during the year.
Grass fire season, structure fire season, ice
season, tornado season, cooking fire season....
The list goes on,
but the timing isn't always the same.
Do you know when your seasons are?
Without guessing....
It's easy for calls to blend together
or fade away.
If you knew approximately what was
coming, what would that mean?
Targeted training with refreshers on the
upcoming season,
checking equipment (before you need it),
and making sure you'll have enough
coverage when vacations are scheduled?
Could you remind your public about
upcoming dangers (and thawing turkeys
prior to deep-frying)
or let your staff know about an
upcoming peak in vehicle accidents?
Maybe
something
feels off.
Past trends show that yes, you really are
working a higher number of grass fires
along a certain road,
Or false alarms are definitely rising at the
high school after installing a different
alarm system.
You've written reports on all your calls,
and you can reap the benefits.
Every NFIRS report is information.
How will you use it?
Hello!
This is only a short list of MANY ways you
can put NFIRS to work for you. I'm often
told that departments aren't ge...
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Can you plan with NFIRS?

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You've been doing your NFIRS reports, making sure they're good, submitting them. You're doing everything right for the System and now it's time to get something back.

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Can you plan with NFIRS?

  1. 1. Can you use NFIRS to plan your year?
  2. 2. It's no secret that you don't work the same type of call all year long.
  3. 3. Much like seasons, call types change during the year.
  4. 4. Grass fire season, structure fire season, ice season, tornado season, cooking fire season.... The list goes on,
  5. 5. but the timing isn't always the same.
  6. 6. Do you know when your seasons are? Without guessing....
  7. 7. It's easy for calls to blend together
  8. 8. or fade away.
  9. 9. If you knew approximately what was coming, what would that mean?
  10. 10. Targeted training with refreshers on the upcoming season,
  11. 11. checking equipment (before you need it),
  12. 12. and making sure you'll have enough coverage when vacations are scheduled?
  13. 13. Could you remind your public about upcoming dangers (and thawing turkeys prior to deep-frying)
  14. 14. or let your staff know about an upcoming peak in vehicle accidents?
  15. 15. Maybe something feels off.
  16. 16. Past trends show that yes, you really are working a higher number of grass fires along a certain road,
  17. 17. Or false alarms are definitely rising at the high school after installing a different alarm system.
  18. 18. You've written reports on all your calls, and you can reap the benefits.
  19. 19. Every NFIRS report is information.
  20. 20. How will you use it?
  21. 21. Hello! This is only a short list of MANY ways you can put NFIRS to work for you. I'm often told that departments aren't getting enough use out of NFIRS and I enjoy helping them put the System to work. If you have any comments I'd love to hear from you! -Sara sara.wood@ksfm.ks.gov

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