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NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Hazardous Material Released’

Description: ‘Were hazardous materials released as a result of this incident?’

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NFIRS Coding

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

All values for Hazardous Material Released

Hazardous Material Released  Code 
Natural Gas: Slow Leak, No Evac. or Hazmat Actions. 1
Propane Gas - Less Than A 21 Lb. Tank. 2
Gasoline - Vehicle Fuel Tank or Portable Container. 3
Kerosene - Fuel-burning Equipment/portable Storage. 4
Diesel Fuel/fuel Oil - Vehicle Fuel Tank/ Portable. 5
Household/office Solvent or Chemical Spill. 6
Motor Oil - From Engine or Portable Container. 7
Paint - Spills Less Than 55 Gallons. 8
Special Hazmat Actions Required or Spill Greater Than or Equal To 55 Gal. 0
None N

Transactions containing ‘Hazardous Material Released’

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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