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NERIS Incident Types

USFA NERIS - is a BETA SPECIFICATION, presented here to aid in review
WORK IN PROGRESS: This information is beta and subject to change.

 

Main Groups

All of the incident top groups, presented together.

Value Definition
Fire FIRE
Hazardous Situation HAZSIT
Medical MEDICAL
Public Service PUBSERV
Rescue RESCUE
No Emergency NOEMERG
Law Enforcement Support LAWENFORCE
 
 

 

Fire Group (FIRE)

Sub-groups within the Fire group:

Value Definition
Outside Fire OUTSIDE_FIRE
Special Fire SPECIAL_FIRE
Structure Fire STRUCTURE_FIRE
Transportation Fire TRANSPORTATION_FIRE

 

FIRE: Outside Fire

  • Construction Waste - CONSTRUCTION_WASTE
  • Other Outside Fire - OTHER_OUTSIDE_FIRE
  • Outside Tank Fire - OUTSIDE_TANK_FIRE
  • Trash / Rubbish Fire - TRASH_RUBBISH_FIRE
  • Vegetation / Grass Fire - VEGETATION_GRASS_FIRE
  • Wildfire - Wildland - WILDFIRE_WILDLAND
  • Wildfire - Urban Interface - WILDFIRE_URBAN_INTERFACE
  • Utility Infrastructure Fire - UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURE FIRE
  • Dumpster / Other Outdoor Container Fire - DUMPSTER_OUTDOOR_CONTAINER_FIRE

 

FIRE: Special Fire

  • ESS Fire - ESS_FIRE
  • Explosion - EXPLOSION
  • Infrastructure Fire (Tunnel, Bridge) - INFRASTRUCTURE_FIRE

 

FIRE: Structure Fire

  • Structural Involvement - STRUCTURAL_INVOLVEMENT_FIRE
  • Room and Contents Fire - ROOM_AND_CONTENTS_FIRE
  • Confined Cooking / Appliance Fire - CONFINED_COOKING_APPLIANCE_FIRE
  • Chimney Fire - CHIMNEY_FIRE

 

FIRE: Transportation Fire

  • Aircraft Emergency - AIRCRAFT_FIRE
  • Vehicle Fire - Passenger - VEHICLE_FIRE_PASSENGER
  • Vehicle Fire - Commercial - VEHICLE_FIRE_COMMERCIAL
  • Vehicle Fire - RV - VEHICLE_FIRE_RV
  • Vehicle Fire - Food Truck - VEHICLE_FIRE_FOOD_TRUCK
  • Boat / Personal Watercraft / Barge Fire - BOAT_PERSONAL_WATERCRAFT_BARGE_FIRE
  • Powered Mobility Device Fire - POWERED_MOBILITY_DEVICE_FIRE
  • Train / Rail Fire - TRAIN_RAIL_FIRE  
     

 

Hazardous Situation Group (HAZSIT)

Sub-groups within the Hazardous Situation group:

Value Definition
Hazard Non-Chemical HAZARD_NONCHEM
Hazardous Materials HAZARDOUS_MATERIALS
Investigation INVESTIGATION

 

HAZSIT: Hazard Non-Chemical

  • Bomb Threat / Bomb Response / Suspicious Package - BOMB_THREAT_RESPONSE_SUSPICIOUS_PACKAGE
  • Electrical Power Line Down / Arching / Malfunction - ELECTRICAL_POWER_LINE_DOWN_ARCHING_MALFUNCTION
  • Electrical Hazard / Short Circuit - ELECTRICAL_HAZARD_SHORT_CIRCUIT

 

HAZSIT: Hazardous Materials

  • Fuel Spill / Fuel Odor - FUEL_SPILL_ODOR
  • Gas Leak / Gas Odor - GAS_LEAK_ODOR
  • Carbon Monoxide Release - CARBON_MONOXIDE_RELEASE
  • Biological Release / Incident - BIOLOGICAL_RELEASE_INCIDENT
  • Radioactive Release / Incident - RADIOACTIVE_RELEASE_INCIDENT
  • Hazardous Material Release (Chemical from Transportation) - HAZARDOUS_MATERIAL_RELEASE_TRANSPORT
  • Hazardous Material Release (Chemical from Fixed Facility) - HAZARDOUS_MATERIAL_RELEASE_FACILITY

 

HAZSIT: Investigation

 

Medical Group (MEDICAL)

Sub-groups within the Medical group:

Value Definition
Illness ILLNESS
Injury / Trauma INJURY
Other OTHER

 

MEDICAL: Illness

  • Abdominal Pain / Problems - ABOMINAL_PAIN
  • Back Pain (Non-Trauma) - BACK_PAIN_NON_TRAUMA
  • Breathing Problems - BREAKING_PROBLEMS
  • Cardiac Arrest - CARDIAC_ARREST
  • Chest Pain (Non-Trauma) - CHEST_PAIN_NON_TRAUMA
  • Convulsions / Seizures - CONVULSIONS_SEIZURES
  • Diabetic Problems - DIABETIC_PROBLEMS
  • Headache - HEADACHE
  • Heart Problems - HEART_PROBLEMS
  • Pandemic / Epidemic / Outbreak - PANDEMIC_EPIDEMIC_OUTBREAK
  • Pregnancy / Childbirth - PREGNANCY_CHILDBIRTH
  • Psychological Behavior Issues - PSYCHOLOGICAL_BEHAVIOR_ISSUES
  • Sick Case - SICK_CASE
  • Stroke / CVA - STROKE_CVA
  • Unconscious Victim - UNCONSCIOUS_VICTIM
  • Well Person Check - WELL_PERSON_CHECK
  • Unknown Problem - ALTERED_MENTAL_STATUS
  • No Appropriate Choice - NAUSEA
  • Altered Mental Status - UNKNOWN_PROBLEM
  • Nausea - NO_APPROPRIATE_CHOICE

 

MEDICAL: Injury / Trauma

  • Animal Bites - ANIMAL_BITES
  • Assault - ASSAULT
  • Allergic Reaction / Stings - ALLERGIC_REACTION_STINGS
  • Burns / Explosion - BURNS_EXPLOSION
  • Carbon Monoxide / Other Inhalation Injury - CARBON_MONOXIDE_OTHER_INHALATION_INJURY
  • Choking - CHOKING
  • Drowning / Diving / SCUBA Accident - DROWNING_DIVING_SCUBA_ACCIDENT
  • Fall - FALL
  • Heat / Cold Exposure - HEAT_COLD_EXPOSURE
  • Motor Vehicle Collision - MOTOR_VEHICLE_COLLISION
  • Industrial Accident/Inaccessible Incident/Other Entrapment (Non-Vehicle) - INDUSTRIAL_INACCESSIBLE_ENTRAPMENT
  • Overdose / Poisoning - OVERDOSE
  • Poisoning - POISONING
  • Gunshot Wound - GUNSHOT_WOUND
  • Hemorrhage / Laceration - HEMORRHAGE_LACERATION
  • Stab / Penetrating Trauma - STAB_PENETRATING_TRAUMA
  • Other Traumatic Injury - OTHER_TRAUMATIC_INJURY

 

MEDICAL: Other

  • Healthcare Professional Admission - HEALTHCARE_PROFESSIONAL_ADMISSION
  • Medical Alarm - MEDICAL_ALARM
  • Standby Request - STANDBY_REQUEST
  • Transfer / Interfacility - TRANSFER_INTERFACILITY
  • Airmedical Transport - AIRMEDICAL_TRANSPORT
  • Intercept Other Unit - INTERCEPT_OTHER_UNIT
  • Community Public Health - COMMUNITY_PUBLIC_HEALTH  
     

 

Public Service Group (PUBSERV)

Sub-groups within the Public Service group:

Value Definition
Citizen Assist CITIZEN_ASSIST
Alarms (Non Medical) ALARMS_NONMED
Disaster / Weather DISASTER_WEATHER
Other OTHER

 

PUBSERV: Citizen Assist

  • Lost Person - LOST_PERSON
  • Person In Distress - PERSON_IN_DISTRESS
  • Citizen Assist / Service Call - CITIZEN_ASSIST_SERVICE_CALL
  • Lift Assist - LIFT_ASSIST

 

PUBSERV: Alarms (Non Medical)

  • Fire Alarm - FIRE_ALARM
  • Gas Alarm - GAS_ALARM
  • CO Alarm - CO_ALARM
  • Other Alarm - OTHER_ALARM

 

PUBSERV: Disaster / Weather

  • Damage Assessment - DAMAGE_ASSESSMENT
  • Weather Response - WEATHER_RESPONSE

 

PUBSERV: Other

 

Rescue Group (RESCUE)

Sub-groups within the Rescue group:

Value Definition
Outside OUTSIDE
Structure STRUCTURE
Transportation (Land) TRANSPORTATION
Water WATER

 

RESCUE: Outside

  • Backcountry Rescue - BACKOUNTRY_RESCUE
  • Confined Space Rescue - CONFINED_SPACE_RESCUE
  • Trench - TRENCH
  • Extrication / Entrapped - EXTRICATION_ENTRAPPED
  • High Angle Rescue - HIGH_ANGLE_RESCUE
  • Low Angle Rescue - LOW_ANGLE_RESCUE
  • Steep Angle Rescue - STEEP_ANGLE_RESCUE
  • Limited/No Access - LIMITED_NO_ACCESS

 

RESCUE: Structure

  • Building Collapse / Structure Collapse - BUILDING_STRUCTURE_COLLAPSE
  • Confined Space Rescue - CONFINED_SPACE_RESCUE
  • Elevator / Escalator Rescue - ELEVATOR_ESCALTOR_RESCUE
  • Extrication / Entrapped - EXTRICATION_ENTRAPPED

 

RESCUE: Transportation (Land)

  • Motor Vehicle Collision Extrication / Entrapment - MOTOR_VEHICLE_EXTRICATION_ENTRAPPED
  • Train and Rail Collision / Derailment - TRAIN_RAIL_COLLISION_DERAILMENT
  • Aviation Collision / Crash - AVIATION_COLLISION_CRASH
  • Aviation Standby - AVIATION_STANDBY

 

RESCUE: Water

  • Person in Water (Standing Water/Lake) - PERSON_IN_WATER_STANDING
  • Person in Water (Swiftwater/River) - PERSON_IN_WATER_SWIFTWATER
  • Watercraft in Distress - WATERCRAFT_IN_DISTRESS  
     

 

No Emergency Group (NOEMERG)

Sub-groups within the No Emergency group:

Value Definition
False Alarm FALSE_ALARM
Good Intent GOOD_INTENT
Cancelled CANCELLED

 

NOEMERG: False Alarm

  • Intentional False Alarm - INTENTIONAL_FALSE_ALARM
  • Malfunctioning Alarm - MALFUNCTIONING_ALARM
  • Accidental Alarm - ACCIDENTAL_ALARM
  • Other False Call - OTHER_FALSE_CALL
  • Bomb Scare - BOMB_SCARE

 

NOEMERG: Good Intent

  • No Incident Found Upon Arrival / Location Error - NO_INCIDENT_FOUND_LOCATION_ERROR
  • Controlled Burning (Authorized) - CONTROLLED_BURNING_AUTHORIZED
  • Smoke From Nonhostile Source (Smoke Scare) - SMOKE_FROM_NONHOSTILE_SOURCE
  • Investigate Hazardous Release (Nothing Found) - INVESTIGATE_HAZARDOUS_RELEASE

 

NOEMERG: Cancelled

 
 

 

Law Enforcement Support Group (LAWENFORCE)

Sub-groups within the Law Enforcement Support group:

There are no sub-types for this.

 
 

Summary

Yup, that is it. No more. NERIS is a simplification from NFIRS. These are all the main incident types in NERIS:

Value Definition
Fire FIRE
Hazardous Situation HAZSIT
Medical MEDICAL
Public Service PUBSERV
Rescue RESCUE
No Emergency NOEMERG
Law Enforcement Support LAWENFORCE
 
 

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