Automated Fire Incident Reporting For MFIRS

Many fire departments have automated fire incident reporting and other department functions. Last year, 75% of Massachusetts fire departments sent Mass. Fire Incident Reports to us electronically. Some fire departments send floppy diskettes or CD's, some e-mail them to us as an attached file at MFIRS.Report@state.ma.us . Email is the preferred method of submitting MFIRS reports electronically.

Your software vendor will generate a transaction file for submitting data electronically to the Office of the State Fire Marshal formatted in conformance with the record layout established by the U.S. Fire Administration and our office. The U.S. Fire Administration keeps a list of "active" vendors. To check on the federal "active" status of a software vendor go to http://www.nfirs.fema.gov/system/activevendors.shtm. A vendor must have an "active" status with the USFA before they can begin the process of applying for Massachusetts certification from this office.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal will work with any vendor a fire department selects to ensure satisfactory electronic submission and to attain this Massachusetts certification, but the incident reports must meet certain standards. They must contain all of the data fields, including those unique to Massachusetts, must include definitions of codes. We ask them to first send us test data (at least 50 incidents with every field used at least once) and then to submit data from a Massachusetts customer. We try to iron out any problems in one sitting before they spread. Hard copy reports must satisfy the requirements for public records. They should resemble our forms, have all of our fields and include written english definitions of the codes so that they can be read without consulting a manual. For information, perspective vendors should contact the Fire Data Unit at Derryl.Dion@state.ma.us.

Massachusetts also collects a few fields that are unique to our state. They are captured in what is called the "8000 record". The fields include information on critical incidents, insurance, stolen vehicles, and hazmat information.

Below is a list of vendors that have successfully passed the Massachusetts testing process. If you have any questions, please contact Derryl Dion at (978) 567-3382.


Vendor


USFA Status


Mass Status
ImageTrend, Inc.
Rescue Bridge

20855 Kensington Blvd.
Lakeville, MN 55044
Toll Free: 888-469-7789
Direct: 952-469-1589
www.ImageTrend.com


Active


Approved for all modules.
Unique to Mass.
Elements worked fine.
Visionary Systems, Ltd.
Firehouse Software

103 3rd St. Suite 201
Des Moines, IA 50309
(800) 921-5300
local rep: 888-362-4446 www.firehousesoftware.com


Active


Approved for all modules.
Unique to Mass.
Elements worked fine.
End2End, Inc.
FirePoint
144 1st Ave South
St. Petersburgh, FL 33071
(727) 898-7401 or (800) 365-9962
www.e2e.org or www.firepoint.com


Active


Approved for all modules.
Unique to Mass.
Elements worked fine.
Vernon Software Systems
FIRST-5
PO Box 2384
Vernon, CT 06066
877-872-4266
www.vernonsoft.com


Active


Approved for all modules.
Unique to Mass.
Elements worked fine.
Pamet Systems
FireServer
1000 Main St.
Acton, MA 01720
(978) 263-2060
www.pamet.net


Active


Approved for all modules.
Unique to Mass.
Elements worked fine.
Fire Programs
377 Follow That Dream Pkwy
Inglis, Florida 34449
(800) 447-5000
www.fireprograms.com


Active


Approved for all modules.
Unique to Mass.
Elements worked fine.
D. M. Data Corp.
C-PLIMS Fire
16000 Commerce Parkway
Suite A
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
(856) 787-0020
www.dmdata.com


Active


Approved for all modules.
Unique to Mass.
Elements worked fine.
Q.E.D., Inc.
FIRE/PARTNER
14 Summer Street
Malden, MA 02148
(781) 870-1111
www.qed.com


Active


Approved for all modules.
Unique to Mass.
Elements worked fine.
Keystone Information Systems, Inc.
KOPS
1000 Lenola Rd
Maple Shade, NJ 08052
(856) 722-0700
www.keyinfosys.com


Active


Approved for all modules.
Unique to Mass.
Elements worked fine.
TriTech Software Systems
Perform Fire RMS
13 Centennial Drive
Grafton, MA 01536
(508) 839-6445
www.tritech.com


Active


Approved for all modules.
Unique to Mass.
Elements worked fine.
Alpine Software
Millenium 5.0
P.O. Box 281
Pitsford, NY 14534
www.alpinesoftware.com


Active


Approved for all modules.
Unique to Mass.
Elements worked fine.
Town of Falmouth, IT Department
59 Town Hall Square
Falmouth, MA 02540
508-548-7611
jgrunin@cape.com


No


Approved for all modules.
Unique to Mass.
Elements worked fine.
HTE, Inc.
HTEFire Records Management
1000 Business Center Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746
(800) 695-6915 x34
tlutz@hteinc.com
 


Active


Approved for all modules.
Unique to Mass.
Elements worked fine.
Zoll Data Systems
RescueNet Fire/RMS
12202 Airport Way
Suite 300
Broomfield, CO 80021
(800) 474-4489
www.zolldata.com
 


Active


Approved for all modules.
Unique to Mass.
Elements worked fine.
Microsystems, Inc.
Firetrack
20 Crystal St.
Melrose, MA 02176
(781) 665-5205
Jerry Streckert or John Daellenbach
microsys@tiac.net
www.crimetrak.com


Active


Approved for all modules.
Unique to Mass.
Elements worked fine.
Business Micro Resource Corp.
FireTools
P.O. Box 302
Mt. Morris, MI 48458
(810) 787-3711 Fax (810) 787-5988
dgbeemer@firetools.com
www.firetools.com


 

Active
Conditionally Approved for all modules. Unique to Mass.
Elements worked fine.
Larimore Associates, Inc.
Enhanced MFIRS 5.0
P.O. Box 8
Chesterfield, MO 63006
(636) 537-3112
www.larimore.net


 

Active
Approved for all modules.
Unique to Mass.
Elements worked fine.
Purvis Systems, Inc.
FD Manager Software Suite
1272 West Main Rd.
Middletown, RI 02842
(401) 845-8423
reachus@purvis.com
www.purvis.com


 

Active
Conditionally Approved for all modules. Unique to Mass.
Elements worked fine.
ProPhoenix Corporation
Phoenix Fire RMS
302 Harper Dr., Suite 204
Moorestown, NJ 08057
(609) 953-6852
info@prophoenix.com
www.prophoenix.com


 

Active
Conditionally Approved for all modules. Unique to Mass.
Elements worked fine.
Emergency Reporting
Fire Package or NFIRS Only Package
851 Coho Way, Suite 307
Bellingham, WA 98225
(866) 773-7678
www.emergencyreporting.com


 

Active
Unique to Mass.
Elements worked fine.
Enforsys Software Products, Inc
Emergency Software Products
200 Lanidex Plaza, 1st Floor
Parsippany, NJ 07054
(973) 576-9000
www.emergencysoftware.com


 

Active
Conditionally Approved for all modules.
Unique to Mass.
Elements worked fine.

 

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