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    Default MVA Form, Can I see what y'all use?

    Guys and Gals,

    I've been asked by our department to come up with a new MVA form. Our current one is 20+ years old and has been copied so many times it's washed out. We need one that we'd use on scene for name, vehicle, license, VIN and damage. We can take this back to our station and help fill out the NFIRS database.

    Does anyone have this type of form and if so could I get a copy of it if it's a word document, publisher, powerpoint, etc? I'd like to see how other people have their's and see what improvements can be made to ours.

    My email is brian.blackburn@sbcglobal.net

    Thanks in advance!
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    For us, an MVC is an EMS call, not fire, so we dont do a NFIRS report. So besides the info that goes on the EMS report, we dont record any info. The only time we record anything is on auto fires. For that we use the NFPA form, which I think come from the "Field Notes" section of NFPA 921 (not sure exactly).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1983
    For us, an MVC is an EMS call, not fire, so we dont do a NFIRS report. So besides the info that goes on the EMS report, we dont record any info. The only time we record anything is on auto fires. For that we use the NFPA form, which I think come from the "Field Notes" section of NFPA 921 (not sure exactly).
    Interesting... We complete a NFIRS on every run we make -- fire, ems or otherwise. As far as forms go, each officer usually carries a notebook to write down information on calls. No forms for us.

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    We do NFIRS on every run as well.

    We started using the scrap of paper method, but it would be nice to do a proper form.


    Quote Originally Posted by cozmosis
    Interesting... We complete a NFIRS on every run we make -- fire, ems or otherwise. As far as forms go, each officer usually carries a notebook to write down information on calls. No forms for us.

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    We're also required to do an NFIRS report for every single call we're dispatched to: EMS, fire, or otherwise. This also includes calls that we're cancelled enroute to. Calls are handled in NFIRS 5.0 using federally and state approved software.

    As for MVA's, we make a note of hazards & entrapment, but don't record the specific vehicle information unless it's either 1) been involved in fire or 2) the vehicle information is pertinant to outcome of the call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cozmosis
    Interesting... We complete a NFIRS on every run we make -- fire, ems or otherwise. As far as forms go, each officer usually carries a notebook to write down information on calls. No forms for us.
    Im not sure why that is. It may jave something too do with EMS funding and licensing. I know at my former department we were BLS only and didnt have an EMS contract per say. We did NFIRS reports for EMS calls there. But the ALS licensed department I work for now doesnt. They try to keep things seperate. Fire is fire and EMS is EMS. Now, if one of our two extrication equiped units runs out of our district on an MVC and are not involved with patient care we do a NFIRS report.

    As for the NFPA forms you may want to look into them. We used the old legal pad thing till just a couple years ago. The NFPA forms are really handy. Its a nice, orginized way to compile incident info. They have forms for structure fires, wildland fires, vehicle fires and others. We just burned a bunch of copies and our COs carry them in a clipboard.
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    We just burned a bunch of copies
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    We don't record any of that stuff unless it is a fire investigation, that is the Highway Patrol's job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingKiwi
    Dave. Shhhhhhhhhh. Don't say burned on a fire forum, someone WILL get the wrong idea.
    Opps, my bad.
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    Every department should file a NFIRS report for EVERY response. This means fires, EMS, smell of smoke, wires down, traffic crashes, lock-outs, false alarms or what ever.

    We continue to complain about a lack of staffing, equipment and funds, yet no one knows for sure how many fire departmens there are in the United States, let alone, how many responses are made. NFIRS provides a tool to acquire this information.

    Our friends in law enforcement have been way ahead in this area and guess who gets the funds.

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    We have a form that we use that was personally made by us. If you want a copy of it, let me know. My email addy is sbpkconrad@yahoo.com.

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    All of our incidents are reported to NFIRS.

    No fancy forms for MVA' etc. here. I keep pen and paper with me to record pertinent information to place on the NFIRS report.
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