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Fire Reports

Instructions for obtaining records documenting Fire Department responses to fires and other non-medical incidents are listed below.
  

Fire Reports

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:

U.S. MAIL
SFFD Bureau of Fire Investigation
Attn: Custodian of Records
1275 Third Street
San Francisco, CA  94158
 
E-MAIL
FireRequests@sfgov.org
 

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. 


Other Reports

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