NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Contents Loss’

Définition : Estimate of the total contents dollar loss
Purpose : Collecting property and content losses illustrates the magnitude of the fire problem, provides an additional indicator of the incident severity, and can be used to evaluate progress in fire protection. This information can help local communities, States, and the country determine the amount of money that should be spent on fire protection.
Estimated property and content losses are also crucial for identifying types of situations where high monetary losses are common. This information helps target fire prevention programs. Loss estimates also can be used to evaluate the cost effectiveness of various equipment and fire protection practices.
Entry : Enter the best estimates of dollar losses (required for all fires when obtainable). Monetary losses should be estimated as accurately as possible, though it is understood that the estimates may be rough approximations. If there was no loss check or mark the appropriate None box.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
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.

Transactions containing ‘Contents Loss’

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

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Last Updated on April 28, 2023