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NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘HazMat Factors Affecting Mitigation (Mitigating Factors)’

Also known as: ‘Factors Affecting Mitigation’ ‘Mitigating Factors’

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NFIRS Coding

Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘HazMat Factors Affecting Mitigation (Mitigating Factors)’ element, including any “other” values in case none of the preselected choices match:

Common Examples of HazMat Factors Affecting Mitigation (Mitigating Factors)

More commonly used values for HazMat Factors Affecting Mitigation (Mitigating Factors)…

HazMat Factors Affecting Mitigation (Mitigating Factors)  Code 
Released On Major Roadway 18
Extreme High Temperature 45
Natural Conditions, Other 40

Groups within ‘HazMat Factors Affecting Mitigation (Mitigating Factors)’

All values for HazMat Factors Affecting Mitigation (Mitigating Factors)

Site Factor Group
  • 11 - Released Into Water Table
  • 12 - Released Into Sewer System
  • 13 - Released Into Wildland/Wetland Area
  • 14 - Released In Residential Area
  • 15 - Released In Occupied Building
  • 16 - Air Release In Confined Area
  • 17 - Released, Slick On Waterway
  • 18 - Released On Major Roadway
  • 10 - Site Factor, Other
Release Factor Group
  • 21 - Release Of Extremely Dangerous Agent
  • 22 - Threatened Release Of Extremely Dangerous Agent
  • 23 - Combination Of Release And Fire Impeded Mitigation
  • 24 - Multiple Chemicals Released, Unknown Effects
  • 25 - Release Of Unidentified Chemicals, Unknown Effects
  • 20 - Release Factor, Other
Impediment Or Delay Factor Group
  • 31 - Access To Release Area
  • 32 - Hazmat Apparatus Unavailable
  • 33 - Hazmat Apparatus Failure
  • 34 - Traffic Delay
  • 35 - Trouble Finding Location
  • 36 - Communications Delay
  • 37 - Hazmat-trained Crew Unavailable Or Delayed
  • 30 - Impediment Or Delay Factor, Other
Natural Conditions Group
  • 41 - High Wind
  • 42 - Storm
  • 43 - High Water, Including Floods
  • 44 - Earthquake
  • 45 - Extreme High Temperature
  • 46 - Extreme Low Temperature
  • 47 - Ice Or Snow Conditions
  • 48 - Lightning
  • 49 - Animal
  • 40 - Natural Conditions, Other
  • 00 - Factor Affecting Mitigation, Other
  • NN - None

Transactions containing ‘HazMat Factors Affecting Mitigation (Mitigating Factors)’

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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