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NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Type Of Material Contributing To Spread’

NFIRS Coding

Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Type Of Material Contributing To Spread’ element, including any “other” values in case none of the preselected choices match:

Common Examples of Type Of Material Contributing To Spread

More commonly used values for Type Of Material Contributing To Spread…

Type Of Material Contributing To Spread  Code 
Liquefied Petroleum Gas. 12
Multiple Types Of Material. 99
Type Of Material First Ignited - Other. 00
Type Of Material First Ignited, Undetermined. UU

Groups within ‘Type Of Material Contributing To Spread’

All values for Type Of Material Contributing To Spread

Flammable Gas:
  • 11 - Natural Gas.
  • 12 - Liquefied Petroleum Gas.
  • 13 - Anesthetic Gas.
  • 14 - Acetylene Gas.
  • 15 - Hydrogen.
  • 10 - Flammable Gas - Other.
Flammable, Combustible Liquid:
  • 21 - Ether, Pentane Type Flammable Liquid.
  • 22 - Jp-4 Jet Fuel & Methyl Ethyl Ketone Type Flammable.
  • 23 - Gasoline.
  • 24 - Turpentine, Butyl Alcohol Type Flammable Liquid.
  • 25 - Kerosene, No.1 And 2 Fuel Oil, Diesel Fuel.
  • 26 - Cottonseed Oil, Creosote Oil Type Combustible
  • 27 - Cooking Oil, Transformer or Lubricating Oil.
  • 28 - Ethanol.
  • 20 - Flammable or Combustible Liquid - Other.
Volatile Solid or Chemical:
  • 31 - Fat, Grease, Butter, Margarine, Lard.
  • 32 - Petroleum Jelly And Non-food Grease.
  • 33 - Polish, Paraffin, Wax.
  • 34 - Adhesive, Resin, Tar, Glue, Asphalt, Pitch.
  • 35 - Paint, Varnish - Applied.
  • 36 - Combustible Metal, Included Are Magnesium.
  • 37 - Solid Chemical, Included Are Explosives.
  • 38 - Radioactive Material.
  • 30 - Volatile Solid or Chemical - Other.
Plastics:
  • 41 - Plastic.
Natural Product:
  • 51 - Rubber, Excluding Synthetic Rubbers.
  • 52 - Cork.
  • 53 - Leather.
  • 54 - Hay, Straw.
  • 55 - Grain, Natural Fiber (preprocess).
  • 56 - Coal, Coke, Briquettes, Peat.
  • 57 - Food, Starch, Excluding Fat And Grease (code 31).
  • 58 - Tobacco.
  • 50 - Natural Product - Other.
Wood or Paper - Processed:
  • 61 - Wood Chips, Sawdust, Shavings.
  • 62 - Round Timber, Including Round Posts,
  • 63 - Sawn Wood, Including All Finished Lumber.
  • 64 - Plywood.
  • 65 - Fiberboard, Particleboard, And Hardboard.
  • 66 - Wood Pulp, Wood Fiber.
  • 67 - Paper, Including Cellulose, Waxed Paper.
  • 68 - Cardboard.
  • 60 - Wood or Paper, Processed - Other.
Fabric,textiles, Fur:
  • 71 - Fabric, Fiber, Cotton, Blends, Rayon, Wool.
  • 74 - Fur, Silk - Other Fabric.
  • 75 - Wig.
  • 76 - Human Hair.
  • 77 - Plastic-coated Fabric.
  • 70 - Fabric, Textile, Fur - Other.
Material Compounded With Oil:
  • 81 - Linoleum.
  • 82 - Oilcloth.
  • 86 - Asphalt-treated Material.
  • 80 - Material Compounded With Oil - Other.
Other Material:
  • 99 - Multiple Types Of Material.
  • 00 - Type Of Material First Ignited - Other.
  • UU - Type Of Material First Ignited, Undetermined.

Transactions containing ‘Type Of Material Contributing To Spread’

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
Maximum Length 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. - Maximum length 3 characters
 
 

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