NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Affiliation’

Definition : Indicates whether the casualty involved in the incident was an emergency services responder or a civilian.
Purpose : This entry identifies the groups suffering casualties. This information, along with data on the cause of the casualty and associated incident, can help target programs for reducing casualties and can be used to measure their success.
Entry : Check or mark the box that best describes the casualty’s affiliation.

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 ‘Affiliation’ element

Affiliation  Code 
Civilian 1
EMS, Not Fire Department 2
Police 3
Other 0
Undetermined (Conversion Only) U

Transactions containing ‘Affiliation’

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

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Last Updated on April 27, 2023