NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Confined to Origin’

by | Mar 9, 2023

Définition : The extent of fire spread in terms of how far the flame damage extended. Was the fire confined to the object of origin?
Purpose : In combination with other information, this element describes the magnitude or seriousness of the fire. It can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of built-in fire protection features or the effectiveness of the fire suppression force relative to the conditions faced. The confinement and extinguishment of a fire is influenced by many factors. Fire spread indicates the combined effect of these conditions. Also, the analysis of fire spread over many fires can reveal the effects of individual factors.
Entry : Check or mark the box best describing the extent of fire spread.

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. – – Blank is a valid value

Confined to Origin codes

Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Confined to Origin’ element

Confined to Origin  Code 
Confined 1
Not Confined Leave Blank

Topic: NFIRS