Isn’t BATS the same as the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS)?

The BATS program is separate from the NFIRS database. Whereas the primary mission of NFIRS is to collect fire incident information, BATS is dedicated to documenting the “follow-up” investigation (i.e., case management). According to the U.S. Fire Administration, NFIRS is “not intended to replace” an arson information management system such as BATS.

Last Reviewed September 23, 2016