When the Fire Department responds to a call for service (both fire and other emergency), the staff prepares a Fire Report. After reviewing and correlating the reports, staff submits them to the US Fire Administration
as part of the National Fire Incident Reporting System, so that the National Fire Data
includes all of the Santa Fe calls.
Local, State, and Federal agencies use the fire reports to help identify trends in fires. The local fire department also uses the reports for budgetary planning purposes. The statistics gathered in this process assist the Fire Chief in determining priorities and future plans for the Fire Department.