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Fire Department Identification (FDID)
In accordance with the specifications of the National Fire Incident Reporting System, the FDID number is a unique five-character identifier assigned by the state to identify a particular fire department within the state. This identifier may also identify the county, fire district, or other jurisdiction in which the fire department is located. Numerals or alphanumeric characters must occupy all five spaces in this field. If the FDID is less than five characters, use of leading zero’s is required.
The FDID number is used to identify incident data that has been collected and reported by individual fire departments. Feedback on local, regional or statewide incident experience can then be prepared and sent to local departments and also to the National Fire Information System at the United States Fire Administration.
MEFIRS: FDID Numbers
Within the Maine Fire Incident Reporting System, the MEFIRS State Administrator at the Office of State Fire Marshal assigns Fire Department Identification (FDID) numbers to each local fire department. The FDID number assigned to local departments applies the requirements of the National Fire Incident Reporting System. The FDID number utilized within the Maine Fire Incident Reporting System consists of a five-character designation. The first letter character within the assigned FDID number designates the county in which the local fire department is located. The following four-digit number designates the individual number.
Each FDID number utilized within the Maine Fire Incident Reporting System is unique. When a local department uses their respective FDID #, they should enter it exactly as it is assigned. The use of any alternative alphanumeric characters, then the state assigned number will cause the local department to not be recognized by the MEFIRS or NFIRS data collection servers.
MEFIRS FDID ASSIGNMENT
FDID numbers as assigned by the State of Maine Office of State Fire Marshal are contained in the MEFIRS FDID listing. Should a department need an FDID number assigned, contact the MEFIRS State Administrator at 207-624-8963.
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