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NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Incident Number (Identifier)’

Definition: The incident number is a unique sequence number (unique within a given day.)

Entry: This is NOT necessarily the incident identification number, however in case with CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) generates an identifier as an incrementing sequence number throughout the year, this can work.

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Relational Edit Rules for ‘Incident Number (Identifier)’

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 ‘Incident Number (Identifier)’.

Rule Group  Overview 
Relational Edit Rule 1 Transaction Key must be Unique.
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Transactions containing ‘Incident Number (Identifier)’

‘Incident Number (Identifier)’ is a key element, so it is in pretty much all transactions.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Mandatory
Maximum Length 7
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 7 characters
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