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NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘HazMat Actions Taken’

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NFIRS Coding

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

Common Examples of HazMat Actions Taken

More commonly used values for HazMat Actions Taken…

HazMat Actions Taken  Code 
Identify, Analyze Hazardous Materials 11
Hazmat Spill Control And Confinement 13
Hazmat Leak Control And Containment 14
Remove Hazard Or Hazardous Materials 15

Groups within ‘HazMat Actions Taken’

All values for HazMat Actions Taken

Hazardous Condition Group
  • 11 - Identify, Analyze Hazardous Materials
  • 12 - Hazmat Detection, Monitoring, Sampling, & Analysis
  • 13 - Hazmat Spill Control And Confinement
  • 14 - Hazmat Leak Control And Containment
  • 15 - Remove Hazard Or Hazardous Materials
  • 16 - Decontaminate Persons Or Equipment
Isolation And Evacuation Group
  • 21 - Determine Materials To Be Non-hazardous
  • 22 - Isolate Area & Establish Hazard Control Zones
  • 23 - Provide Apparatus
  • 24 - Provide Equipment
  • 25 - Provide Water
  • 26 - Control Crowd
  • 27 - Control Traffic
  • 28 - Protect-in-place Operations
Information, Investigation & Enforcement Group
  • 31 - Refer To Proper Authority
  • 32 - Notify Other Agencies
  • 33 - Provide Information To Public Or Media
  • 34 - Investigate
  • 35 - Standby
  • 00 - Action Taken, Other

Transactions containing ‘HazMat Actions Taken’

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 Optional
Multiple Choice 0 - 3
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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