NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Cause Of Firefighter Injury’
Définition : The action or lack of action that directly resulted in the injury.
Purpose : An analysis of this information may permit an understanding of the condition causing the injury and a means of planning suitable preventive techniques. For example, firefighter injuries resulting from a blow to the head may indicate inadequacies in helmet design.
Entry : Enter the code and a written description for the immediate cause or condition responsible for the injury.
|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.|
CAUSE OF FIREFIGHTER INJURY CODES
Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Cause Of Firefighter Injury’ element
|Cause Of Firefighter Injury||Code|
|Exposure To Hazard||4|
|Struck or Assaulted By Person/animal/object||5|
|Contact With Object (firefighter Moved Into/onto)||6|
|Cause Of Injury – Other||0|