NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Activity when Injured’

Definition : The action or activity in which the person was engaged at the time of the injury.
Purpose : This element identifies the situations when people are injured most frequently so that public education programs can be targeted at reducing fire injuries.
Entry : Check or mark the box that best describes the activity of the casualty when injured.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Expected Length 1
Element Type Coded Field – The coded field relating to an entry in the code table. Most coded fields allow for Plus+ One codes. For these fields the expected length of the coded entry is depicted as (National length OR Plus+ One length). Only fields with this notation in the expected length column allow for Plus+ One definitions. If the user has not provided information, an empty field should be transmitted.


Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Activity when Injured’ element

Activity when Injured  Code 
Escaping 1
Rescue Attempt 2
Fire Control 3
Returning To Vicinity Of Fire Before Control Of Fire 4
Returning To Vicinity Of Fire After Control Of Fire 5
Sleeping 6
Unable To Act 7
Irrational Act 8
Activity – Other 0
Undetermined U

Transactions containing ‘Activity when Injured’

The value of this element is captured by the following transaction :

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Last Updated on April 27, 2023