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NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Age of Person’

Definition: The estimated age of the person involved (if age was a factor.)

Purpose: This information can be used with other demographic information to identify fire problems in certain segments of the population and to target fire prevention and fire safety programs for certain audiences.This data element is particularly useful in tracking juvenile firesetter trends, when used in combination with Age Was a Factor (Block D2) and Gender of Person Involved (Block L2).

Entry: Enter the age of the person responsible for the fire. Estimate the age if it cannot be determined.

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Relational Edit Rules for ‘Age of Person’

NFIRS 5.0 relational edit validation rules are provided to ensure NFIRS data is consistent and correct for the fire/reporting concepts that are being modeled. Relational edits determine relationships between multiple fields / elements. These are the rules for ‘Age of Person’.

Rule Group  Overview 
Relational Edit Rule 59 relational edit rule 59.
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Transactions containing ‘Age of Person’

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

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Element Type Floating Point - Floating point precision numbers (The expected length column depicts the max left and right side precision). If the user has not provided information, an empty field should be transmitted.
Floating Point Precision 2
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