NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Building Height: Stories Below Grade’

Définition : The number of stories below grade level in the fire building.
Purpose : Building height and depth below grade, combined with other structural characteristics, are useful for pre-fire planning as well as for gaining a better understanding of fire behavior. Some fire departments use building height and depth to determine life safety hazard values. The more difficult it is for people to escape, the higher the life safety hazard value for the building.
Entry : Enter the total number of stories below grade level.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Mandatory
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.

Topic: NFIRS

Last Updated on March 25, 2023