On a monthly basis, the Village of Glenview’s Fire Department uses
GIS and New World Systems to record and then execute queries for
incident reporting (or NFIRS data) which is then submitted to the State.
NFIRS or National Fire Incident Reporting System is a voluntary
information system initiated and supported by the United States Fire
Administration used for evaluating the nature and scope of the fire
problem in the U.S. The importance or advantages for having these
abilities are; identifying trends in the number of calls, the type of
calls made, the origin of calls and then using this information to
potentially plan a station relocation or to possibly justify the fire
departments budget for purchasing new equipment and vehicles.
If it were not for GIS and New World Systems supplementing and
essentially standardizing this for Glenview then record keeping and
mapping would be less effective and lack any cost savings.