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NFIRS 5.0 Module ‘Apparatus (or Resources)’

This module is optional and ‘department use’; meaning not used by FEMA NFIRS reports.

If selected for use (and see it is optional), departments should chose to use either the ‘Apparatus Module’ or the ‘Personnel Module’, but not both (since the ‘Personnel’ Module' contains all the information in the ‘Apparatus Module’ and more.)

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Apparatus (or Resources) Transactions:

  • Apparatus - ‘Apparatus involved in the incident’- Mandatory, minimum 1 to 100000

Apparatus Blocks:

These blocks are collections of elements carried by the ‘Apparatus’ transaction.

Block  Elements 
A Fire Department IDFire Department StateIncident (Alarm) DateIncident Number (Identifier)Exposure NumberRecord Type/Transaction CodeTransaction Type (Add, Update, Delete)
N/A Apparatus Sequence NumberApparatus IDApparatus TypeApparatus Dispatch Date/TimeApparatus Arrival Date/TimeApparatus Clear Date/TimeNumber of PeopleApparatus UseApparatus Actions Taken
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