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NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Apparatus Type’
Also known as: ‘Type’
Definition: The type for the apparatus or resources used at the incident.
Purpose: This information is useful in determining actual apparatus or resource requirements for different types of incidents and for different levels of incident severity as well as for tracking times and actions taken by ap- paratus or resource type.
Entry: Enter the identification number for each apparatus or resource used at the incident and the two-digit code for the type of apparatus or resource. If more than nine apparatus or resources were used, complete an ad- ditional NFIRS–9 module.
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Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Apparatus Type’ element, including any “other” values in case none of the preselected choices match:
Common Examples of Apparatus Type
More commonly used values for Apparatus Type…
|Tanker or Tender
|Chief Officer Car
Groups within ‘Apparatus Type’
All values for Apparatus Type
Ground Fire Suppression Group
- 10 - Ground Fire Suppression - Other
- 11 - Engine
- 12 - Truck or Aerial
- 13 - Quint
- 14 - Tanker & Pumper Combination
- 16 - Brush Truck
- 17 - ARFF Aaircraft Rescue & Firefighting)
Heavy Ground Equipment Group
- 20 - Heavy Ground Equipment - Other
- 21 - Dozer or Plow
- 22 - Tractor
- 24 - Tanker or Tender
- 40 - Aircraft - Other
- 41 - Aircraft, Fixed-wing Tanker
- 42 - Helitanker
- 43 - Helicopter
Marine Equipment Group
- 50 - Marine Equipment - Other
- 51 - Fire Boat With Pump
- 52 - Boat, No Pump
Support Equipment Group
- 60 - Support Apparatus - Other
- 61 - Breathing Apparatus Support
- 62 - Light And Air Unit
Medical & Rescue Unit Group
- 70 - Medical & Rescue Unit - Other
- 71 - Rescue Unit
- 72 - Urban Search & Rescue Unit
- 73 - High-angle Rescue Unit
- 75 - BLS Unit
- 76 - ALS Unit
- 91 - Mobile Command Post
- 92 - Chief Officer Car
- 93 - Hazmat Unit
- 94 - Type I Hand Crew
- 95 - Type II Hand Crew
- 99 - Privately Owned Vehicle
- 00 - Other Apparatus/Resource
- NN - None
- UU - Undetermined
Transactions containing ‘Apparatus Type’
A few NFIRS elements are reused accross a number of transactions, but typically the value is captured by one transaction only.
||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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