NFPA was recently awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant to develop a national fire data system (NFDS) that meets the priority needs of the U.S. fire service for quality local and national data for both operational and community risk reduction decision making. NFPA’s focus is on helping local agencies in the collection, management and utilization of their data to make decisions where they count most—right in your community. To do that we need your help. We want to know more about how you are currently using data in your agency. What tools and software are you already using to collect and understand your data? And what data, software or tools would help you better manage your agency, support budget requests, and demonstrate the services you provide to your community?