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National Emergency Response Information System (NERIS)

Article #: 10010
Published Date: November 29, 2023
Author: Support Services

Modernizing the U.S. Fire Data System: The Dawn of NERIS with Station Boss Integration

In an age where data is pivotal, the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has embarked on a transformative journey with the National Emergency Response Information System (NERIS). This initiative aims to revolutionize how fire data is collected, analyzed, and utilized, promising a new era of efficiency and insight for fire and emergency services.

The Genesis of NERIS

The USFA, established by the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974, has long recognized the need for a comprehensive system for fire data. The enactment of 15 USC 2208 paved the way for the National Fire Data Center, setting the stage for NERIS.

Collaborative Development

NERIS is the brainchild of a collaborative effort involving the USFA, the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), and the Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI), a part of UL Research Institutes. This synergy aims to equip local fire and emergency services with real-time information and analytics tools for all-hazard incidents.

NERIS at a Glance

  • All-Hazard Information Source: NERIS stands as a premier repository of data and analytics for various emergency scenarios.
  • Real-Time Insights: The system offers immediate information on fire and emergency incidents across the nation.
  • Community Risk Reduction: NERIS enables documenting and implementing strategies to minimize vulnerabilities and future disasters.
  • Innovative and Actionable Analytics: The platform offers mobile-friendly, cloud-based solutions, integrating live data sources for predictive and real-time analytics.

Example Model

Station Boss: Committed to NERIS Integration

As a provider of cutting-edge fire department software, we at Station Boss are excited to announce our commitment to integrating with NERIS. Our SaaS platform will be fully compliant with NERIS, ensuring seamless data flow and enhanced decision-making capabilities for fire departments.

Our Promise

  • Seamless Integration: Once vendor documentation is released, our team will swiftly integrate Station Boss with NERIS.
  • Continuous Support: Our clients can expect ongoing support and updates to maximize the benefits of this integration.
  • Enhanced Capabilities: The synergy of Station Boss with NERIS will bring a new level of efficiency and insight to fire departments.

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NERIS Timeline and Expectations

The development and implementation of NERIS follow a structured timeline:

  • CY 2023: Partnership establishment and initial development.
  • CY 2024: Release of NERIS v1.0 and a nationwide launch campaign.
  • CY 2025: Full transition to NERIS with continued development and user support.


The integration of Station Boss with NERIS marks a significant step forward in modernizing fire data management. This collaboration will empower fire departments with unparalleled data-driven insights, fostering a safer and more efficient future for emergency response services.

Stay tuned for more updates as we progress towards a fully integrated future with NERIS. Thank you for your continued support and trust in Station Boss.

NERIS / Station Boss FAQs

Does NERIS cost anything to fire departments?

No, NERIS is free like NFIRS.

Does NERIS replace Station Boss, ESO, Emergency Reporting, ImageTrend RMS systems?

No, NERIS is a reporting platform to combine data from all departments nationwide.

What are the benefits of NERIS?

The incident reporting process will be much quicker. There will be a direct integration from Station Boss to the new NERIS platform, allowing incidents to be sent to the NERIS platform automatically in real-time. This means no more batching incidents. Additionally, NERIS will integrate with CAD platforms, providing real-time data.

When will NERIS be released?

Early stages of the platform will be released in 2024 if all goes well. The full release is expected sometime in 2025.

When will we stop reporting to NFIRS?

This is expected to happen sometime in 2024, assuming no delays. NFIRS will not go away until 2025, providing a transition period for vendors and departments to prepare their RMS systems and for states to perform trainings.

Do I have to use NERIS?

All 50 states participate in NFIRS currently, so it is safe to assume that all 50 states will participate in NERIS. NFIRS will be "turned off" at some point in 2025, so transitioning to NERIS will be necessary.

What changes will be made in Station Boss?

We are still waiting for official documentation, but early indicators show that the incident reporting process will be streamlined and auto-submission to NERIS will take place at the time of locking the incident reports.