The partnership with Emergency Reporting ensures NFIRS data collection and reporting service will continue in our state.
Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) February 22, 2011
The Washington Fire Chiefs (WFC) and Emergency Reporting announce a partnership for new NFIRS data collection and reporting services for Washington State starting July 1, 2011.
The partnership replaces the work historically performed by the Washington State Fire Marshal's office, which recently announced the removal of the NFIRS program due to state budget cuts.
According to WFC Executive Director Mike Brown, "The partnership with Emergency Reporting ensures NFIRS data collection and reporting services will continue in our state. Brown states, "NFIRS data is essential for the management of personnel, fire prevention measures, risk assessment, public safety trends analysis, general budgeting and other key functions of the fire service."
"There is a growing trend for public agencies to utilize cloud-computing tools for data collection and reporting purposes," says Dave Adams, president of Emergency Reporting. "The new NFIRS program delivers the first response community with real-time access to data, powerful reporting tools and data integration with other tools essential for daily operations."
There is no cost to the agency to submit data to the NFIRS system. However, a monthly service fee will apply if the agency utilizes any of the records management packages offered by Emergency Reporting.
For more information about the NFIRS solution, please contact the WFC or Emergency Reporting.
About the Washington Fire Chiefs
The Washington Fire Chiefs is an incorporated nonprofit association. Its mission is to be a source of information and education to its members and to take a lead role in influencing issues affecting the fire service.
About Emergency Reporting
Emergency Reporting is a Washington State corporation established January 2003. Emergency Reporting collects NFIRS data from 110 Washington agencies, as well as first-response agencies across the country and DoD installations world-wide.