NFORS Exposure Tracking Has Gone Mobile!

The new National Fire Operations Reporting System (NFORS) exposure tracking module is now available as an app from the Google Play store and the Apple App store. With the mobile app, any fire fighter, paramedic or officer can access and use the exposure tracker which serves as a personal database providing a detailed history of work and exposures in a private, encrypted and secure online environment.

Benefits of the mobile Exposure Tracker:
  • Documents both physical and behavioral health exposures throughout your career
  • Document exposures on-the-go from anywhere
  • Your data stays with you even into retirement
  • Track all of your incidents throughout your career with live NFORS CAD integrations in your department
  • Be part of National Firefighter Cancer studies by opting-in to share your exposure data with researchers
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NFORS Exposure Tracking Has Gone Mobile!

Partnerships and Councils

Founding Partners

Our founding partners are diverse in their specialties, but united by a common desire to help advance research and data science in the public safety sector. We’ve come together to offer the public safety community a comprehensive resource that no single organization could provide on its own.

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Diverse experiences to ensure a successful strategy

Research Advisory Council Partners

The International Public Safety Data Institute (IPSDI) Research Advisory Council helps to define a successful strategy to keep IPSDI positioned at the forefront of research and data science exploration in the public safety sector. The council influences our strategic initiatives, choices of topics, communication and advocacy work.

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International Association of Fire Chiefs

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide; our members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety policy.

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International Association of Fire Fighters

The IAFF is the driving force behind nearly every advance in the fire and emergency services in the 21st century. With headquarters in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario, the IAFF represents more than 313,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics in more than 3,200 affiliates. IAFF members protect more than 85 percent of the population in communities throughout the United States and Canada. The IAFF is also one of the most active lobbying organizations in Washington, DC. The IAFF Political Action Committee, FIREPAC, is among the top one-half of one percent of the nearly 6,000 federally registered PACs in the country.

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Metropolitan Fire Chiefs

Metro Section membership tailors your NFPA benefits to your profession and puts you in direct contact with fire chiefs across the globe who have expertise in fire service occupational safety, code enforcement, property inspection, and engineering. You'll find you'll use your connections almost daily. You'll be able to call on these peers to solve problems, and gain insight into tomorrow's biggest challenges. Plus, stay up-to-date on information geared to the fire prevention, public fire and life safety, and fire investigation communities.

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UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) advances fire research knowledge and develops cutting edge, practical fire service education aimed at helping firefighters stay safe while more effectively protecting people and property. Working in partnership with the fire service, research departments, and agencies, UL FSRI executes firefighter research and makes the results widely available to the global fire community. With a team of pioneering experts and access to UL’s leading infrastructure, equipment, and vast knowledge and insights, UL FSRI conducts and disseminates research and training programs focused on the changing dynamics of residential, commercial, and industrial fires and the impact they have on strategies and tactics throughout the fire service.

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National Institute of Standards and Technology

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was founded in 1901 and is now part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST is one of the nation's oldest physical science laboratories.

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Urban Institute

The Urban Institute is the trusted source for unbiased, authoritative insights that inform consequential choices about the well-being of people and places in the United States. We are a nonprofit research organization that believes decisions shaped by facts, rather than ideology, have the power to improve public policy and practice, strengthen communities, and transform people’s lives for the better.

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University of Texas at Austin (Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering)

The University of Texas at Austin is a bold, ambitious leader. Ranked among the biggest and best research universities in the country, UT Austin is home to more than 51,000 students and 3,000 teaching faculty. Together we are working to change the world through groundbreaking research and cutting-edge teaching and learning techniques.

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Center of Public Safety Excellence

We are an international technical organization that works with the most progressive fire and emergency service agencies and most active fire professionals. Our mission is to lead the fire and emergency service to excellence through the continuous quality improvement process of accreditation, credentialing, and education.

Aligned Missions

Supporting Partners


Institution of Fire Engineers

Institution of Fire Engineers - USA Branch supports the IPSDI efforts to encourage all fire departments to be data driven in their operational responses and their approach to firefighter safety and wellness. As technology continues to change our society, we must understand that data assets are critically important assets that fire departments must be leveraged in decision making and policy.


Women in the Fire Service

Women in Fire lead by providing training, education, advocacy, resources, mentoring, and networking in order to enhance the fire service. We believe in the power of partnerships and supporting like-minded organizations in their mission.


Cancer Support Network

The mission of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network is to help fire/EMS members and their families cope with cancer and to provide occupational-cancer awareness and prevention training nationwide. Together We can make a difference.


International Association of Arson Investigators

The International Association of Arson Investigators officially launched when it was established in 1949 in Kentucky as a nonprofit organization formed to meet the need and necessity of training and educating in the newly identified field of fire and arson investigation. Since that time, the association has grown into an international organization representing fire investigators around the globe. The mission of the IAAI is to provide active support to fire, arson and explosion investigation professionals through leadership in education, training, professional development, certification, networking, advocacy and the provision of resources.


International Society of Fire Service Instructors

The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) was established in 1961 when a handful of instructors got together to talk about how they could improve firefighter safety. Over the next five decades the ISFSI has contributed to the fire service through education and support of fire instructors everywhere. The ISFSI leads fire and EMS instructors in their efforts to reduce firefighter fatalities and injuries, increase firefighter safety, and improve the profession through education and training.


The Center for Firefighter Injury Research and Safety Trends (FIRST)

The Center for Firefighter Injury Research and Safety Trends (FIRST) is a research enterprise at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University in Philadelphia comprised of data scientists, epidemiologists, and psychologists. FIRST supports the fire and rescue service through objective data collection and analysis on safety culture, stress, mental health, and injury. All research and practice responds to the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives and is inclusive of all fire departments: career, volunteer, urban, and rural. FIRST developed two tools currently in use: the Firefighter Organizational Culture of Safety (FOCUS) survey, and the Stress and Violence against fire-based EMS Responders (SAVER) System-level Checklist.


Critical Response Group

Critical Response Group is a unique team of U.S Special Operations Forces veterans, public safety professionals, and technical experts committed to enhancing public safety through the implementation of best-in-class technology and training techniques. Our solutions are validated by thousands of real-world incidents under the most stressful conditions, and are deployed across the United States and internationally to protect schools, businesses, hospitals, and other critical infrastructure.


All Clear Foundation

Resources for first responders and their families. Responders can search hundreds of resources and narrow their selection by using one or more filters and/or search terms to fine what is most relevant to them. The All Clear Foundation is committed to including programs, resources and affiliated groups that benefit First Responder wellbeing and that of their families. Visit the site to connect with fellow First Responders, get crisis support or explore your own wellness.


100 Club of Arizona

The Arizona 100 Club mission is to provide financial assistance to families of first responder who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty and provide resources to enhance their safety and welfare. The Arizona 100 Club has partnered with the IPSDI to bring the NFORS Exposure Tracker Career Diary to firefighters through a direct link in their Fireproof Mobile App.  Firefighters should download the NFORS Exposure Tracker Mobile App in app stores now and set up your profile.  Then you will be able to directly access your NFORS Career Diary through the Fireproof App as well.


Life Scan Wellness Center

Life Scan Wellness Center’s Comprehensive NFPA 1582 integrated physicals with enhanced screening assessment for Cancer and Heart Diseases has a proven record with over two decades of experience caring for nearly 50,000 first responders annually in 370 departments and 20 plus states. Life Scan Wellness Centers firefighter and police physical exams can be tailored to fit the specific needs of municipalities, counties, and state organizations. We recognize the vital importance of combining the key components of health, wellness, and fitness to produce the healthiest, most productive firefighters and police officers.

Training Agencies Contributing to Our Mission

Training Sponsor Partners


International Fire Service Training Association

IFSTA is an association of fire service personnel who are dedicated to upgrading fire fighting techniques and safety through the development of high-quality, peer-validated training materials.


Fire Protection Publications

FPP is the world’s leading publisher of training materials for the fire and emergency services. FPP serves as the headquarters for the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA).


Integration Partners


Pulse Point

PulsePoint is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their mission is to make it much easier for citizens who are trained in CPR to use their life saving skills to do just that… save lives! Through the use of modern, location-aware mobile devices PulsePoint is building applications that work with local public safety agencies to improve communications with citizens and empower them to help reduce the millions of annual deaths from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.


First Arriving

First Arriving is a leading marketing, content and technology company with a significant focus in fire, rescue, EMS, law enforcement and local government. We provide critical services to businesses, departments, associations, organizations and non-profits small to large in public safety and beyond.

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Technical Advisory Board

We are currently seeking technical advisors, Computer Aided Dispatch expertise and software developers with an interest in our mission.
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Philanthropic contributors to our mission

Foundation Partners


Ramsey Social Justice Foundation

Social justice-based community services foundation to provide grants and financial assistance to underrepresented communities, as well as support health care projects. The Foundation seeks to provide assistance for education and training for emergency services worker and support community-based solutions for behavioral healthcare particularly to at-risk and vulnerable populations.

Government agencies relevant funding opportunities

Government Partners


DHS/FEMA/Assistance to Firefighters Grants

The Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants and support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 established NIOSH as a research agency focused on the study of worker safety and health, and empowering employers and workers to create safe and healthy workplaces. NIOSH is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It has the mandate to assure “every man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources.” NIOSH has more than 1,300 employees from a diverse set of fields including epidemiology, medicine, nursing, industrial hygiene, safety, psychology, chemistry, statistics, economics, and many branches of engineering.

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