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NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Fire Department State’

NFIRS Coding

Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Fire Department State’ element, including any “other” values in case none of the preselected choices match:

Common Examples of Fire Department State

More commonly used values for Fire Department State…

Fire Department State  Code 
Colorado CO
Department Of Defense DD
Native American Tribal Authority NA
Other OO

All values for Fire Department State

Fire Department State  Code 
Alabama AL
Alaska AK
Arizona AZ
Arkansas AR
California CA
Colorado CO
Connecticut CT
Delaware DE
District Of Columbia DC
Florida FL
Georgia GA
Hawaii HI
Idaho ID
Illinois IL
Indiana IN
Iowa IA
Kansas KS
Kentucky KY
Louisiana LA
Maine ME
Maryland MD
Massachusetts MA
Michigan MI
Minnesota MN
Mississippi MS
Missouri MO
Montana MT
Nebraska NE
Nevada NV
New Hampshire NH
New Jersey NJ
New Mexico NM
New York NY
North Carolina NC
North Dakota ND
Ohio OH
Oklahoma OK
Oregon OR
Pennsylvania PA
Rhode Island RI
South Carolina SC
South Dakota SD
Tennessee TN
Texas TX
Utah UT
Vermont VT
Virginia VA
Washington WA
West Virginia WV
Wisconsin WI
Wyoming WY
American Samoa AS
Canal Zone CZ
Department Of Defense DD
Guam GU
Federated States Of Micronesia FM
Marshall Islands MH
Northern Mariana Islands MP
Palau PW
Puerto Rico PR
US Minor Outlying Islands UM
Native American Tribal Authority NA
Virgin Islands VI
Other OO

Transactions containing ‘Fire Department State’

‘Fire Department State’ is a key element, so it is in pretty much all transactions.

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Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Mandatory
Expected Length 2
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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