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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Preparedness Directorate (NPD) provides a "no cost" resource inventory tool. Incident Resource Inventory System (IRIS) is developed and maintained by the Preparedness-Technology, Analysis, and Coordination (P-TAC) Center and allows response officials to enter typed and non-typed resources into a database and to search/identify specific resources for incident operations and mutual aid purposes. The P-TAC Center works with IRIS users to identify and prioritize enhancements for future versions. Users are encouraged to submit feedback on IRIS to the IRIS Help Desk.


Full Install for a new installation of IRIS (EXE, 5.1 MB)

IRIS Patches

Patch Options for upgrading previous versions of IRIS:
Patch 3.0 or higher to 4.1 (ZIP, 75.1 MB)
Patch previous versions to 3.0 (ZIP, 25.9 MB)
Note: If you have a version of IRIS prior to 3.0, you will need to apply both patches above. You should first run the patch to upgrade your system to version 3.0, then apply the patch for the latest version.

Supplementary Tools

A tool to assist in migrating from IRIS 4.1 to the latest version of IRIS.
IRIS Data Migration Tool (ZIP, 90 KB)

IRIS Literature & Videos

User Guide (PDF, 876 KB)
IRIS Tutorials (ZIP, 57.8 MB)
* Reference the IRIS User Guide for detailed instructions on installing or upgrading IRIS.
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IRIS features the capability for users to inventory resources and share resource information with other agencies. Furthermore, users are able to define non-typed resources and select specific resources for mutual aid purposes based upon mission requirements, the capability and availability of resources, and desired response times.


New in IRIS 5.0:

In an effort to improve usability, IRIS 5.0 includes a new user interface and a more flexible database to accommodate a variety of user needs. The system now provides users with the ability to house data from multiple organizations within one instance of IRIS while allowing varying permission restrictions on each organizational data set.

IRIS 5.0 also allows users to connect with the Resource Typing Library Tool (RTLT), an online catalogue of national resource typing definitions and position qualifications. This connection with RTLT provides IRIS users with the most up-to-date national resource typing definitions when inventorying their resources.

IRIS 4.1 users should download the IRIS Data Migration Tool, which will assist you in migrating data from IRIS 4.1 to IRIS 5.0. If you are using an IRIS version earlier than 4.1, you must first upgrade to IRIS 4.1 by using the available patch files prior to migrating your data.

Supported Platforms:
Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012.

Contact Us for assistance installing and using IRIS. Users may also submit IRIS enhancement requests to the Help Desk.

IRIS stores data locally on the user's computer or on a network if configured during installation. It should be noted that IRIS is not a database centrally managed by FEMA. Users and their respective agencies are responsible for their own data.

External users, including the IRIS Help Desk, do not have access to manage or restore IRIS data and cannot perform administrative functions, including resetting user accounts and passwords.