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NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Fire Origin (Story #)’

Also known as: ‘Fire Origin Story’ ‘Story of Fire Origin’ ‘fireOriginStory’

Definition: Identifies the story where the fire originated within the building.

Purpose: The story of fire origin, combined with other structural characteristics, is helpful for gaining a better understanding of fire behavior and identifying any special problems in fire strategy and tactics. Information on the frequency and nature of above- or below-grade-level fires is needed for assessing aerial apparatus needs and performance. A fire in the upper levels of a high-rise building is often difficult to control because of delays in moving personnel and equipment to the fire floor.

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Relational Edit Rules for ‘Fire Origin (Story #)’

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 ‘Fire Origin (Story #)’.

Rule Group  Overview 
Relational Edit Rule 67 relational edit rule 67.
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Transactions containing ‘Fire Origin (Story #)’

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 Mandatory
Maximum Length 3
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 3 characters
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