Also known as: ‘Cause of Ignition’ ‘causeOfIgnition’
Definition: The general causal factor that resulted in a heat source igniting a combustible material.The cause could be the result of a deliberate act, mechanical failure, or act of nature.
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 ‘Cause of Ignition’.
|Relational Edit Rule 51||Cause of Ignition ‘Other’ for Exposures.|
|Relational Edit Rule 52||Factors Required for Unintentional Cause.|
|Relational Edit Rule 53||relational edit rule 53.|
Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Cause of Ignition’ element, including any “other” values in case none of the preselected choices match:
|Cause of Ignition||Code|
|Failure Of Equipment or Heat Source.||3|
|Act Of Nature.||4|
|Cause Under Investigation.||5|
|Cause - Other (system Generated Code Only, Not Used For Data Entry).||0|
|Cause Undetermined After Investigation.||U|
|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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