Definition: Is the location describe a street address, a mile marker, a USGS location, an intersection, etc.
Purpose: The exact location of the incident is used for spatial analyses and response planning that can be linked to demographic data. Incident address information is required at the local government level to establish an official document of record.
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 ‘Location Type’.
|Relational Edit Rule 6||Intersection Elements.|
Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Location Type’ element, including any “other” values in case none of the preselected choices match:
|In Front Of||3|
|US National Grid||7|
|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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