Instructions for obtaining records documenting Fire Department responses to fires and other non-medical incidents are listed below.
Types of Fire Reports available are as follows:
- FIRE INCIDENT REPORT (NFIRS): Report generated by the Incident Commander under the rules and guidelines of the National Fire Incident Reporting System.
- FIRE INVESTIGATION REPORT (FIR): Report generated when SFFD Fire Investigators are dispatched to perform an origin and cause investigation. To determine the availability of a FIR, please call the SFFD Bureau of Fire Investigation. Please note: Depending on the complexity and other factors of an incident, a FIR may not be completed for weeks or months. If applicable, a FIR may be withheld from disclosure pursuant to California Government Code §6254(f) and SF Administrative Code §67.24(d).
To obtain a copy of a Fire Report, please complete the FIRE REPORT REQUEST FORM (PDF) and submit via:
SFFD Bureau of Fire Investigation
Attn: Custodian of Records
1275 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94158
Requests for a Fire Report MUST include the ADDRESS of the fire or incident and the DATE OF INCIDENT.
Fire Dispatch Records (Computer Aided Dispatch - CAD Reports)
Records of 911-Call Dispatches (CAD print-outs and audio recordings) may be obtained by contacting the Department of Emergency Management, Division of Emergency Communications Custodian of Records at (415) 558-3826.
MEDICAL INCIDENT RECORDS: To request records documenting Fire Department response to a medical incident, please see instructions at: Medical & Billing Records
TO SUBPOENA RECORDS: To subpoena a fire report, or to subpoena a Fire Department member as a witness to an incident, please see instructions at: Subpoena Services.
To subpoena medical or billing records, please see instructions at: Medical & Billing Records