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NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Arrival Date Time’

Also known as: ‘Incident Arrival Time’ ‘Arrival Time’ ‘arrivalDate’ ‘arrivalTime’

Definition: The date/time when the first unit arrived at the incident scene.

Purpose: This element reflects the time spent traveling to the scene of the incident.This information can be useful to fire department management in determining (1) the actual time spent at an incident and (2) any delay between alarm and arrival.

Entry: There may be no arrival, e.g. if Unable To Locate or Cancelled en route..

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Relational Edit Rules for ‘Arrival 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 ‘Arrival Date Time’.

Rule Group  Overview 
Relational Edit Rule 25 Arrival before Controlled.
Relational Edit Rule 26 Arrival before Cleared.
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Transactions containing ‘Arrival 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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