NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Apparatus Arrival Date/Time’

Définition : The actual month, day, year, and time of day when this unit arrived at the incident scene. This is not an elapsed time.
Purpose : The time when a specific unit arrives at the scene is valuable to fire department management because it reflects the actual time spent traveling to the scene of the incident for that type of apparatus or resource. This information is useful in determining response times for specific apparatus, stations, or districts.
Entry : Enter the month, day, year (mm/dd/yyyy), and time that the fire department unit arrived on the scene. If the Arrival date is the same as the Alarm date on the Basic Module (Block E1), check or mark the corresponding box and enter the time the unit arrived.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Maximum Length 14
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 14 characters- Date and Time

Transactions containing ‘Apparatus Arrival Date/Time’

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

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Last Updated on April 27, 2023