Near Miss Reporting System

Earlier this year, the Near Miss Reporting System launched a new web site and resumed its Near-Miss Reports of the Week. This is a great tool for sharing lessons learned and applying important safety practices to avoid potentially life-threatening mistakes.

Through the Near Miss Reporting System, firefighters and EMS personnel can share their near miss experiences in a confidential and non-punitive way. A near miss is an unintentional unsafe occurrence that could have resulted in an injury, fatality, or property damage, but fortunately did not in this case. By sharing these experiences, you contribute to the larger knowledge pool and teach others how to avoid similar situations.

View Near Miss reports, submit your own near miss situation, and find resources and training to help avoid line-of-duty tragedies at View the latest Near Miss Report of the Week here. The Near Miss Reporting System is managed by the International Association of Fire Chiefs and is currently funded by a Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant.