"The 2008 Fire in Washington Annual Report represents a partnership between state and local organizations working together to improve the safety in our state through the collection of fire-related incident data," says State Fire Marshal Michael G. Matlick. This report summarizes the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) information reported by the Washington State Fire Service. NFIRS is an all-incident reporting system that aids in identifying the fire problem.
"Collectively, we continue to improve the timeliness of the NFIRS information available at the state level in Washington. With this information we can tailor fire prevention efforts to target the leading fire causes, and arm decision makers with accurate information about the fire-related problems facing our communities.
The 2008 Fire in Washington Annual Report is now available on the web at http://www.wsp.wa.gov/fire/firemars.htm.