Overview:  NERIS is a modernization and simplification of NFIRS. Here is some help mapping from NFIRS to NERIS.

What is NFIRS Incident Type in NERIS?

The NERIS equivalent for the NFIRS Incident Type Code is the NERIS Incident.

Note: NFIRS was “as arrived” (replacing “as toned”) meaning if you were toned to an MVC (Motor Vehicle Collision) and arrived at an MVC with injuries, the correct NFIRS could would be changed to MVC with injuries. NERIS however has a separate “Dispatched Incident Type” than “Final Incident Type” (hence preserving both types) but NERIS also allows multiple “Final Incident Types”, e.g. MVC and Hazardous Materials, Fuel Spill. NERIS captures and retains more information than NFIRS, in this case.

What is NFIRS Actions Taken in NERIS?

The NERIS equivalent for the NFIRS Actions Taken Code is the NERIS Actions & Tactics.

What is NFIRS Property Use in NERIS?

The NERIS equivalent for the NFIRS Property Use Code is the NERIS Location Use.