2018 Virginia Fire Incident Reporting System (VFIRS) Hardware Grant

Grants to Virginia Local Governments to Increase
the Reporting Capacity of Local Fire Departments

GrantWatch ID#: 174659
Agency Type:


Virginia Department of Fire Programs

08/31/17 Postmarked

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Grants to Virginia cities, towns, and counties to assist local fire departments with the start-up costs associated with participating in the statewide fire incident reporting program. The purpose of this program is to offer an incentive to jurisdictions that are not yet participating.

The national reporting format, NFIRS / National Fire Incident Reporting System, is designed for collecting, analyzing, and reporting injuries and losses of life and/or property caused by fire and similar hazard. VFIRS follows the NFIRS format without variation. The Commonwealth presently intakes data under the current version 5.0 NFIRS format.

Version 5.0 follows the current NFPA coding structure and is specifically designed as a paperless “eSystem”, itself designed for distributive data-entry via a PC platform. All intake commences through the Commonwealth to a partition or reserved area within the national data base. (The data is available for use on a summary basis by the at-large public – including Local, State, and the Federal governments. The foregoing is universally available to serve the general good of the citizenry by “fighting fire with facts”.)

An amount of $700 per department shall generally be allowed in computing any Locality’s award, potentially subject to a maximum amount for each jurisdiction as may be determined by the Board and thereafter uniformly applied to all award recipients for that fiscal period.

The grant participation period is 3 years.

A grantee may be any of the several independent Cities, Counties or Towns incorporated within the counties as listed annually by the Secretary of the Commonwealth and as so designated by VFSB.

The grant application period is July 1st through August 31st of the fiscal period for which an award is being granted.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Melvin D. Carter, Executive Director
P: 804-371-0220
F: 804-371-3444

Virginia Department of Fire Programs
1005 Technology Park Drive
Glen Allen, Virginia 23059-4500

P: (804) 249-1958
F: (804) 371-3358

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