NFIRS 5.0 Element : ‘Age of Person’

by | Mar 7, 2023

Definition : The estimated age of the person involved (if age was a factor.)

Purpose : This information can be used with other demographic information to identify fire problems in certain segments of the population and to target fire prevention and fire safety programs for certain audiences.
Entry : Enter the age of the person responsible for the fire. Estimate the age if it cannot be determined.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Maximum Length 3
Element Type Numeric – Integer numbers (no decimal points). If the user has not provided information, an empty field should be transmitted. All integer values are assumed to be positive. Any fields which allow a negative integer value have been denoted with ‘+ or –’ in the comment field. Negative numbers should be transmitted with the minus sign preceding the digits. – Maximum length 3 characters- Age (years, excluding months)

Relational Edit Rules for ‘Age of Person’

NFIRS defines relational edit rules to ensure data consistency and accuracy in its database. These are the rules for ‘Age of Person’.

Rule Group  Overview 
Relational Edit Rule 59 relational edit rule 59.

Topic: NFIRS