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NFIRS 5.0 Transaction: ‘Basic Incident’

Description: ‘Provides the standard details for the incident’

Class: Used for incident transactions

Module: Basic

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Transaction Elements:

The ‘Basic Incident’ transaction contains the following elements in order.

Key Elements:

These elements are part of the ‘Basic Incident’ transaction, as they are part of every transaction, since they form the record key; they uniquely identify the incident from other incidents.

Transaction Specific Elements:

These elements are part of the specific information carried by the ‘Basic Incident’ transaction. They form the main payload of this transaction.

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Transaction Blocks:

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

Block  Elements 
A Fire Department IDFire Department StateIncident (Alarm) DateIncident Number (Identifier)Exposure NumberRecord Type/Transaction CodeTransaction Type (Add, Update, Delete)
C Incident Type
B Address recorded on Wildland Module (Form)
D Aid Given or Received
E1 Alarm Date TimeArrival Date TimeIncident Controlled Date TimeLast Unit Cleared Date Time
E2 ShiftAlarmsDistrict
F Actions Taken
G1 Resource Module (Form) UsedSuppression ApparatusEMS ApparatusOther ApparatusSuppression PersonnelEMS PersonnelOther PersonnelResources Include Mutual Aid
G2 Property LossContents LossProperty ValueContents Value
H1 Fire Service DeathsOther DeathsFire Service InjuriesOther Injuries
H2 Detector Alerted Occupants
H3 Hazardous Material Released
I Mixed Use
J Property Use
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