New in this Release
We’ve added the following new functionality in this release.
A new option is available that can be used to prevent users from creating Locked Fire Reports from a PCR. Some Fire Departments may need to collect additional information in a Fire Report other than the NFIRS minimum required fields, or may want the reports to be reviewed before they are marked complete. In order to meet these requirements, Administrators may now disable to option to create a Locked Fire Incident from within emsCharts. The ability to create Locked Fire Incidents from within emsCharts is enabled by default. To disable this option, select Configuration, Fire - General Setup. In the General Configuration section, clear the checkbox labeled Allow Create Lock Incident, then click the Save button. After making this change, users working on a PCR will still have the ability to create a Incomplete Fire Report.
Users now have the ability to copy data from the Person’s Involved section of an Incident Report to the Civilian Casualty section of that report. To use this option, after entering information in the Person’s Involved section of the Basic Tab, click the ‘Copy to Casualty’ button available on the Civilian Casualty tab. After clicking the copy button you will be prompted to Save the changes, which will insert or update Casualty information, or you may discard the changes if you clicked the button in error.
The Narrative and Supplemental narratives now allow up to 33,500 characters to be entered.
Fixed in this Release
We fixed the following issues with this release of Fire Reports.
Users may no longer enter an Arrival date and time on the Sign offs tab that is earlier than the Arrival date/time of the incident report. This change will prevent potential NFIRS validation failures.
The Hazardous Materials Tab in the Incident module is no longer available unless a user purposefully invokes the tab by making a selection in the Hazardous Materials Released field available on the Basic Tab. In previous releases, the Hazardous Materials tab was optionally available when allowed by NFIRS, and when selected would become required – even if a user selected the tab in error. Based on the NFIRS standard, users may choose to invoke and complete the Hazardous Materials tab for any of the following incident types: 100-244, 320-324, 371, 400-431, 451, 900.