NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Air Temperature’

Definition : Air temperature is measured in degrees Fahrenheit at the location of the fire origin when the fire started.

Purpose : Temperature information is used to access the potential for ignition in various weather conditions and to understand problems associated with suppressing fires in different ambient temperatures levels.
Entry : Enter the actual or estimated air temperature in degrees Fahrenheit at the time the incident started. If the temperature is below zero, check or mark the box that indicates a negative temperature.

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

Topic: NFIRS

Last Updated on March 25, 2023