NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Apparatus Use’

by | Mar 8, 2023

Définition : The main use of the apparatus or resource at the incident.
Purpose : This information is useful in determining actual personnel and apparatus requirements for different types of incidents and for different levels of incident severity.
Entry : Check or mark the box that best describes the primary use of the apparatus or resource at the incident.

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 ‘Apparatus Use’ element

Apparatus Use  Code 
Suppression 1
Other 0

Topic: NFIRS