NFIRS 5.0 Coding

Coding incidents in NFIRS 5.0 starts with determining the “incident type”:

Rules for selecting your incident type

Pick the best fit Incident Type Code:

rule logic
#1 Incident Type defines what was found at the incident scene upon arrival of the fire department. “As Found”NOT“As Toned”. If toned to an MVA but are UTL, then code as UTL – Unable to locate, not as MVA.
#2 Use the lowest/lower code series for determining the Incident Type when more than one Incident Type is found/applicable. (If 400 and 100, pick 100.)

NFIRS 5.0 Incident Coding

Here are some example codings.

NFIRS 5.0 Property Use Coding

Here is an example coding.

Last Updated on April 19, 2023