Definition: The reason why the detector failed to operate or did not operate properly.
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 ‘Detector Failure Reason’.
|Relational Edit Rule 76||If the detector failed, how did it fail?.|
Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Detector Failure Reason’ element, including any “other” values in case none of the preselected choices match:
|Detector Failure Reason||Code|
|Power Failure, Hardwired Detector Shut Off, Disconnect||1|
|Improper Installation or Placement Of Detector||2|
|Lack Of Maintenance, Includes Not Cleaning||4|
|Battery Missing or Disconnected||5|
|Battery Discharged or Dead||6|
|Detector Failure Reason - Other||0|
|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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