Overview:  UTLs are coded as incident type 622 - No Incident Found.

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‘Unable To Locate’ Incident Coding

How do I code an unable to locate (UTL) incident?
 

NFIRS 5.0 coding is “how turned out” not “how toned out”. An incident may be toned as smoke report, or (seemingly inarguably & precisely) motor vehicle accident with rollover, or medical, but if it ends as unable to locate (UTL) it should be coded as 622 - No Incident Found. How it is toned does not matter for NFIRS coding, it is how it turns out.

Admittedly a call to MVA with precise details (so detailed they have to be witnessing it) that ends up as UTL appears to be in the malicious, mischievous false alarm group, however if it cannot be proven as such, then it should be coded as 622 - No Incident Found.

Even if there is no precise “dispatch address”, e.g. a smoke report in a general area with no reporting party (RP) address not callback, this UTL should be coded as 622 - No Incident Found.

All UTLs are coded as 622 - No Incident Found.

Incident Type: 622 - No Incident Found

Incident Type: 622 - No Incident Found

 
Wrong Location, No Emergency Found Group

These are some of the values in the wrong location / no incident found group:

  • 621 - Wrong Location (e.g. maybe wrong fire district.)
  • 622 - No Incident Found On Arrival At Dispatch Address
  • 600 - Good intent call, other.

Unable To Locate verses Good Intent

Unable to locate is when nothing can be found at or in the area of the incident report. However if something is found, but not an incident (e.g. phone line down not powerline down, legal campfire not illegal or unattended campfire) then report a Good Intent incident type.

Unable To Locate verses Wrong Location

Unable to locate is when nothing can be found at or in the area of the incident report. However if something is found, but UTL incident Good Intent

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