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NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Activity At Time Of Injury’

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NFIRS Coding

Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Activity At Time Of Injury’ element, including any “other” values in case none of the preselected choices match:

Common Examples of Activity At Time Of Injury

More commonly used values for Activity At Time Of Injury…

Activity At Time Of Injury  Code 
Driving Fire Department Vehicle 12
Overhaul 45
Activity - Other 00
Undetermined UU

Groups within ‘Activity At Time Of Injury’

All values for Activity At Time Of Injury

Driving or Riding Vehicle Group
  • 11 - Boarding Fire Department Vehicle
  • 12 - Driving Fire Department Vehicle
  • 13 - Tillering Fire Department Vehicle
  • 14 - Riding Fire Department Vehicle
  • 15 - Exiting Fire Department Vehicle
  • 16 - Driving/riding Non-fire Department Vehicle
  • 17 - Boarding/exiting Non-fire Department Vehicle
  • 10 - Driving or Riding Vehicle - Other
Operating Fire Department Apparatus Group
  • 21 - Operating Engine or Pumper
  • 22 - Operating Aerial Ladder or Elevating Platform
  • 23 - Operating EMS Vehicle
  • 24 - Operating Hazmat Vehicle
  • 25 - Operating Rescue Vehicle
  • 20 - Operating Fire Department Apparatus - Other
Extinguishing Fire or Neutralizing Incident Group
  • 31 - Handling Charged Hose Lines
  • 32 - Using Hand Extinguishers
  • 33 - Operating Master Steam Device
  • 34 - Using Hand Tools In Extinguishment Activity
  • 35 - Removing Power Lines
  • 36 - Removing Flammable Liquids/chemicals
  • 37 - Shutting Off Utilities, Gas Lines, Etc.
  • 30 - Extinguishing Fire/neutralizing Incident - Other
Suppression Support Group
  • 41 - Forcible Entry
  • 42 - Ventilation With Power Tools
  • 43 - Ventilation With Hand Tools
  • 44 - Salvage
  • 45 - Overhaul
  • 40 - Suppression Support - Other
Access or Egress Group
  • 51 - Carrying Ground Ladder
  • 52 - Raising Ground Ladder
  • 53 - Lowering Ground Ladder
  • 54 - Climbing Ladder
  • 55 - Scaling
  • 56 - Escaping Fire/hazard
  • 57 - Moving/lifting Patient With Carrying Device
  • 58 - Moving/lifting Patient Without Carrying Device
  • 50 - Access/egress - Other
EMS / Rescue Group
  • 61 - Searching For Victim
  • 62 - Rescuing Fire Victim
  • 63 - Rescuing Non-fire Victim
  • 64 - Water Rescue
  • 65 - Providing EMS Care
  • 66 - Diving Operations
  • 67 - Extraction With Power Tools
  • 68 - Extraction With Hand Tools
  • 60 - EMS/rescue - Other
Other Incident Scene Activity Group
  • 71 - Directing Traffic
  • 72 - Catching Hydrant
  • 73 - Laying Hose
  • 74 - Moving Tools or Equipment Around Scene
  • 75 - Picking Up Tools, Equipment, or Hose On Scene
  • 76 - Setting Up Lighting
  • 77 - Operating Portable Pump
  • 70 - Other Incident Scene Activity - Other
Station Activity Group
  • 81 - Moving About Station, Alarm Sounding
  • 82 - Moving About Station, Normal Activity
  • 83 - Station Maintenance
  • 84 - Vehicle Maintenance
  • 85 - Equipment Maintenance
  • 86 - Physical Fitness Activity, Supervised
  • 87 - Physical Fitness Activity, Unsupervised
  • 88 - Training Activity or Drill
  • 80 - Station Activity - Other
Other Activity Group
  • 91 - Incident Investigation, During Incident
  • 92 - Incident Investigation, After Incident
  • 93 - Inspection Activity
  • 94 - Administrative Work
  • 95 - Communications Work
  • 00 - Activity - Other
  • UU - Undetermined

Transactions containing ‘Activity At Time Of Injury’

A few NFIRS elements are reused accross a number of transactions, but typically the value is captured by one transaction only.

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Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Expected Length 2
Element Type Coded Field - The coded field relating to an entry in the code table. Most coded fields allow for Plus+ One codes. For these fields the expected length of the coded entry is depicted as (National length OR Plus+ One length). Only fields with this notation in the expected length column allow for Plus+ One definitions. If the user has not provided information, an empty field should be transmitted.
 
 

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