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NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Building Height: Stories Below Grade’

Also known as: ‘buildingHeightBelow’ ‘storiesBelowGrade’

Definition: The number of stories below grade in the fire building

Purpose: Building height and depth below grade, combined with other structural characteristics, are useful for pre-fire planning as well as for gaining a better understanding of fire behavior. Some fire departments use building height and depth to determine life safety hazard values. The more difficult it is for people to escape, the higher the life safety hazard value for the building.

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Relational Edit Rules for ‘Building Height: Stories Below Grade’

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 ‘Building Height: Stories Below Grade’.

Rule Group  Overview 
Relational Edit Rule 67 relational edit rule 67.
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Transactions containing ‘Building Height: Stories Below Grade’

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
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.
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