NFIRS Codes Cheat Sheet - NFIRS Coding - NFIRS Examples - FDIDs - POCs

powered by Responserack National Fire Incident Reporting System. Reporting by Responserack Fire Department NFIRS RMS.

NFIRS Relational Edit Rule 8

The NFIRS specification provides this definition for Relational Edit Rule 8:

Relational Edit Rule 8 — If Incident Type not = 100 series and Incident Type not = 561, 631, 632, then F Block (Actions Taken) fields 1, 2, or 3 cannot be an 11 or 13, 14, 15, 16, or 17.
Responserack’s supplement:

Responserack’s copy of the above NFIRS definition, with (when available) NFIRS codes expanded:

Relational Edit Rule 8 - If Incident is not Fire Group (1XX) (i.e. 100 series), or Unauthorized Burning (561), or Controlled Burn (Authorized Controlled Burning (631), Prescribed Fire (632)) then Actions Taken cannot be ‘Fire Control or Extinguishments’ (Extinguishment by Fire Service Personnel (11), or Establish Fire Lines - Wildland (13), Contain Fire - Wildland (14), Confine Fire - Wildland (15), Control Fire - Wildland (16) and Manage Prescribed Fire - Wildland (17)).

Note: Salvage & Overhaul (12) is not restricted like the others, and can be used for other incident types.

Rule References
Entity  Reference 
Incident Type Group Fire Group (1XX)
Incident Type Unauthorized Burning (561)
Incident Type Authorized Controlled Burning (631)
Incident Type Prescribed Fire (632)
Action Taken Extinguishment by Fire Service Personnel (11)
Action Taken Establish Fire Lines - Wildland (13)
Action Taken Contain Fire - Wildland (14)
Action Taken Confine Fire - Wildland (15)
Action Taken Control Fire - Wildland (16)
Action Taken Manage Prescribed Fire - Wildland (17)
Action Taken Salvage & Overhaul (12)
NFIRS Documentation

For more details, see the FEMA NFIRS Documentation, for example the NFIRS 5.0 specification (PDF).


Need more NFIRS help?

Need more help with NFIRS, or not yet found what you are looking for? Please see if these help …  


For more information see the NFIRS Cheat Sheet, NFIRS Coding and contact Responserack to learn about our fire department software.