Local government decision makers often alter fire department resources faster than fire service leaders can evaluate the potential impact. These decisions can leave a community without sufficient resources to respond to emergency calls safely, efficiently, and effectively. The Fire Community Assessment/Response Evaluation System (FireCARES) provides fire departments the ability to add a technical basis to what has historically been an anecdotal discussion regarding community hazards and risks as well as the impact of changes to fire department resource levels. To accomplish this task, FireCARES provides three scores for each community based on the available data: the Community Risk Score (fire and EMS), the Fire Department Performance Score, and the Safe Grade. These scores are generated from exploiting an expansive, multi-layered data set combining fire incidents, outcomes and community risk characteristics. Fire and EMS incident data is not without flaws as it primarily relies on firefighters for data entry. Additionally, on the national level there is a two-year data lag. To overcome this obstacle, we have built the National Fire Operations Reporting System (NFORS), a real-time data analysis tool which leverages modern data practices while removing firefighters from data entry. This presentation will highlight both projects and provide a live demonstration of both projects.