Establishing an interoperable resource inventory and maintaining the currency and accuracy of resource information is key in effective resource management. 

The Incident Resource Inventory System (IRIS) is a distributed software tool, provided at no-cost by FEMA. It is standards-based and allows for the seamless exchange of information with other instances of IRIS and with other standards-based resource inventory and resource management systems. IRIS allows users to identify & inventory their resources, consistently with National Incident Management System (NIMS) resource typing definitions, for mutual aid operations based on mission needs and each resource’s capabilities, availability, and response time. IRIS automatically uses the national NIMS resource typing definitions cataloged in the Resource Typing Library Tool (RTLT). IRIS stores data locally on the user’s computer or on the user’s network if configured during installation. 

Please note IRIS is not a database centrally managed by FEMA. Users and their respective agencies are responsible for their own data.

If you have IRIS version 4.1 or prior, please contact us before attempting to upgrade.