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NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Automatic Extinguishment System (AES) Failure Reason’

Also known as: ‘aesFailureReason’

Definition: The reason why the automatic extinguishing system failed to operate or did not operate properly.

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Relational Edit Rules for ‘Automatic Extinguishment System (AES) Failure Reason’

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 ‘Automatic Extinguishment System (AES) Failure Reason’.

Rule Group  Overview 
Relational Edit Rule 79 relational edit rule 79.
Relational Edit Rule 81 relational edit rule 81.
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NFIRS Coding

Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Automatic Extinguishment System (AES) Failure Reason’ element, including any “other” values in case none of the preselected choices match:

All values for Automatic Extinguishment System (AES) Failure Reason

Automatic Extinguishment System (AES) Failure Reason  Code 
System Shut Off 1
Not Enough Agent Discharged To Control The Fire 2
Agent Discharged, But Did Not Reach The Fire 3
Inappropriate System For The Type Of Fire 4
Fire Not In Area Protected By The System 5
System Components Damaged 6
Lack Of Maintenance, Including Corrosion Or Heads Painted 7
Manual Intervention Defeated The System 8
Reason System Not Effective, Other 0
Undetermined U

Transactions containing ‘Automatic Extinguishment System (AES) Failure Reason’

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
Expected Length 1
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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