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Bomb Arson Tracking System (BATS)
BATS Questions & Answers
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Why Is It Important To Share Information With Other Investigators?
Where can I find the Privacy Impact Assessment for BATS?
What Types Of Incidents Can BATS Be Used For?
What Is The USBDC?
What is the policy regarding the disclosure/dissemination of BATS information?
What is the level of security for handling BATS information?
What Is The Federal Participation In BATS?
What Is BATS?
What happens after completing the online application request form?
What Can Fire Investigators Use The “Activity” Section For?
What are the benefits of participating in BATS?
What about Render Safe Procedures (RSP) reporting?
My department has multiple units with bomb/arson responsibilities. Can an agency have multiple BATS accounts?
Isn’t BATS the same as the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS)?
Is it possible To report incidents to the USBDC without spending a lot of time in BATS?
How Easy Is BATS To Use?
How can fusion centers utilize BATS?
How are FOIA requests handled for BATS?
Has the issue of a single point of reporting for Arson & Explosives Incidents for Law Enforcement and Firefighting Authorities been resolved?
Can my department enter past incidents into BATS?
BATS Access Requirements
Is a CJIS-Terminal part of BATS?
If my agency applies for an ORI and access to NCIC, without being an NCIC terminal entity, are we then able to have full access to BATS?
How do I access BATS?
How can a military EOD unit participate in BATS?
Can a Fire Department’s Fire Investigation Unit (FIU) have their own BATS account (Non Joint Police/Fire)?
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