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NFIRS 5.0 Transaction: ‘Fire’

Description: ‘Provides the principle information for any Fire-related incident’

Class: Used for incident transactions

Module: Fire

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Transaction Elements:

The ‘Fire’ transaction contains the following elements in order.

Key Elements:

These elements are part of the ‘Fire’ 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 ‘Fire’ transaction. They form the main payload of this transaction.

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Transaction 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

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