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NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Building Width’

Definition: Main Floor Size: The width of the main floor in square feet. This is an estimate.

Purpose: Main floor size, combined with other structural characteristics, is useful for evaluating firefighting operations and the need to allocate resources based on size and complexity of structures. It also helps in understanding the potential life and property at risk.

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Relational Edit Rules for ‘Building Width’

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 Width’.

Rule Group  Overview 
Relational Edit Rule 67 relational edit rule 67.
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Transactions containing ‘Building Width’

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
Maximum Length 4
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. - Maximum length 4 characters
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