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NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Alarm Date Time’

Also known as: ‘Tone Time’ ‘Dispatch Time’

Definition: The date/time when the incident was toned/dispatched.

Purpose: Alarm time is important for three reasons: (1) as a legal requirement for recording the precise time notification was made of the incident, (2) as information for determining the frequency of particular types of incidents by time period, and (3) as the starting time to determine the length of time taken to arrive at an incident and the total amount of time spent on the incident scene.

Entry: Required for all incidents.

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Relational Edit Rules for ‘Alarm Date Time’

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 ‘Alarm Date Time’.

Rule Group  Overview 
Relational Edit Rule 22 Arrival after Alarmed.
Relational Edit Rule 23 Controlled after Alarmed.
Relational Edit Rule 24 Alarmed before Cleared.
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Transactions containing ‘Alarm Date Time’

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 Mandatory
Expected Length 14
Element Type Numeric - Integer numbers (no decimal points). If the user has not provided information, an empty field should be transmitted. All integer values are assumed to be positive. Any fields which allow a negative integer value have been denoted with ‘+ or –’ in the comment field. Negative numbers should be transmitted with the minus sign preceding the digits. - - Date and Time
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