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NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Cause Of Firefighter Injury’

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NFIRS Coding

Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Cause Of Firefighter Injury’ element, including any “other” values in case none of the preselected choices match:

All values for Cause Of Firefighter Injury

Cause Of Firefighter Injury  Code 
Fall 1
Jump 2
Slip/trip 3
Exposure To Hazard 4
Struck or Assaulted By Person/animal/object 5
Contact With Object (firefighter Moved Into/onto) 6
Overexertion/strain 7
Cause Of Injury - Other 0
Undetermined U

Transactions containing ‘Cause Of Firefighter Injury’

A few NFIRS elements are reused accross a number of transactions, but typically the value is captured by one transaction only.

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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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