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NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Object Involved In Injury’

NFIRS Coding

Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Object Involved In Injury’ element, including any “other” values in case none of the preselected choices match:

Common Examples of Object Involved In Injury

More commonly used values for Object Involved In Injury…

Object Involved In Injury  Code 
Non-fire Department Vehicle 94
Hose, Charged 13
None NN
Undetermined UU

All values for Object Involved In Injury

Object Involved In Injury  Code 
Coupling 11
Hose, Not Charged 12
Hose, Charged 13
Water From Master Stream 14
Water From Hose Line 15
Water, Not From A Hose 16
Steam 17
Extinguishing Agent, Not Water 18
Ladder: Aerial 21
Ladder: Ground 22
Tools/Equipment 23
Knife, Scissors 24
Syringe 25
FD Vehicle/Apparatus 26
FD Vehicle Door, Including Apparatus Compartments 27
Station Sliding Pole 28
Curb 31
Door In Building 32
Fire Escape 33
Ledge 34
Stairs 35
Wall, Including Other Vertical Surfaces 36
Window 37
Roof 38
Floor or Ceiling 39
Structural Component - Other 30
Asbestos 41
Dirt, Stones, or Debris 42
Glass 43
Nails 45
Splinters 46
Embers 47
Hot Tar 48
Hot Metal 49
Biological Agents 51
Chemicals 52
Fumes, Gases, or Smoke 53
Poisonous Plants 54
Insects 55
Radioactive Materials 56
Electricity 61
Extreme Weather 62
Utility Flames, Flares, Torches 63
Heat or Flame 64
Person - Other 90
Person: Victim 91
Property And Structure Contents 92
Animal 93
Non-fire Department Vehicle 94
Gun, Including All Other Projectile Weapons 95
Object Involved - Other 00
None NN
Undetermined UU

Transactions containing ‘Object Involved In Injury’

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 2
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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