Injury reporting program
The commission gathers and evaluates data on fire protection personnel injuries in order to develop recommendations to help reduce fire fighter injuries. (See Texas Government Code §419.048).
The commission requires regulated entities to report injuries via the FIDO system (see §435.23.) We also encourage non-regulated fire protection entities to report their injuries so that we gain an accurate picture of injury trends in the Texas fire service.
The injury reporting program's main phone number is (512) 936-3850.
Building a 'community of safety'
The commission gathers and evaluates data on fire protection personnel injuries and develops recommendations for reducing injuries. The goal of the injury reporting program is to help the Texas fire service community identify common injuries and learn how to prevent them.
What information does the commission collect?
- Minor, serious, critical and fatal injuries.
- Types of injuries (burns, strain-sprains, wounds, etc.).
- Body parts injured.
- Activities and tasks in which fire personnel are injured.
- Missed time and work assignment after injury.
- Malfunctions/failures of PPE, SCBA, PASS devices and SOPs.
How this will help you
The injury reporting program helps fire protection entities:
- Identify common injuries.
- Identify trends in injuries.
- Identify needed training in departments.
- Evaluate and seek improvements in department procedures.
- Find out about lost time injuries.
Learn more and get help
We provide information about reported injuries to the Texas fire service via our "Avoid Injury!" blog, our library resources and on Facebook. The commission's year-end report is included in the Texas State Fire Marshal's Office's (SFMO's) annual report.
An overview of the commission's injury reporting program.
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding fire protection personnel injury reporting requirements.
Definitions and explanations of terms used in the commission's injury reporting system.
Texas Commission on Fire Protection 2015 Injury Report. (This report is the commission's supplement to the SFMO's annual report.)
Texas Commission on Fire Protection 2014 Injury Report.
Texas Commission on Fire Protection 2013 Injury Report.
Texas Commission on Fire Protection 2012 Injury Report.
Texas Commission on Fire Protection 2011 Injury Report.
Updates and changes to the injury reporting program for 2012.
Reference material comparing FIDO and NFIRS injury lists.
Partial first-year report from the injury reporting program.