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NFIRS 5.0 Module ‘Fire’

Description: Provides report data for a fire incident. Can be supplemented with a wildland fire module or a structure fire module.

This module is NOT optional it is NOT ‘department use’; meaning it’s contents are used by FEMA NFIRS reports.

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Fire Transactions:

  • Fire - ‘Provides the principle information for any Fire-related incident’- Optional, at most 1
  • Fire - File attached - ‘Provides additional information for the fire’- Mandatory, 1 only
  • Fire Mobile Property Involved - ‘Mobile Property (e.g. vehicle, RV, etc.) involved in the fire’- Mandatory, 1 only
  • Fire - Equipment Involved - ‘Provides details of the equipment involved in the fire (i.e. not department apparatus used)'- Mandatory, 1 only

Fire Blocks:

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

Block  Elements 
A Fire Department IDFire Department StateIncident (Alarm) DateIncident Number (Identifier)Exposure NumberRecord Type/Transaction CodeTransaction Type (Add, etc.)
B1 Number Of Residential UnitsNot Residential
B2 Number Of Buildings Involved
B3 Acres Burned (Outside Fires only)Less than one Acre
C On Site MaterialsMaterials Storage Use
D1 Area of Origin
D2 Heat Source
D3 Item First Ignited
D3a Confined to Origin
D4 Type of Material
E1 Cause of Ignition
E2 Contributed to Ignition Factors
E3 Human FactorsAge of PersonSex of Person
F1 Equipment Involved
H1 Mobile Property Involved
G Fire Suppression Factors

Fire - File attached Blocks:

These blocks are collections of elements carried by the ‘Fire - File attached’ transaction.

Block  Elements 
A Fire Department IDFire Department StateIncident (Alarm) DateIncident Number (Identifier)Exposure NumberRecord Type/Transaction CodeTransaction Type (Add, etc.)

Fire Mobile Property Involved Blocks:

These blocks are collections of elements carried by the ‘Fire Mobile Property Involved’ transaction.

Block  Elements 
A Fire Department IDFire Department StateIncident (Alarm) DateIncident Number (Identifier)Exposure NumberRecord Type/Transaction CodeTransaction Type (Add, etc.)
H2 Mobile Property TypeMobile Property MakeMobile Property ModelMobile Property YearMobile Property License PlateMobile Property StateMobile Property VIN Number

Fire - Equipment Involved Blocks:

These blocks are collections of elements carried by the ‘Fire - Equipment Involved’ transaction.

Block  Elements 
A Fire Department IDFire Department StateIncident (Alarm) DateIncident Number (Identifier)Exposure NumberRecord Type/Transaction CodeTransaction Type (Add, etc.)
F1 Equipment BrandEquipment ModelEquipment Serial NumberEquipment Year
F2 Equipment Power Source
F3 Equipment Portability
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