NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Equipment Portability’

Définition : Describes the equipment involved in ignition as either portable or stationary.
Purpose : This information is useful for better defining the type of equipment involved in ignition, improving product safety, and highlighting possible preventive maintenance.
Entry : Check or mark the box best indicating the portability of the equipment involved in ignition of the fire.

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 ‘Equipment Portability’ element

Equipment Portability  Code 
Portable 1
Stationary 2
Portable Includes equipment that can be carried or moved by one or two persons and designed to be used in a variety of locations. Tools are not needed to install or operate the equipment.
Stationary Includes equipment that is mounted at a fixed site or location or designed to be operated in one location.

Relational Edit Rules for ‘Equipment Portability’

NFIRS defines relational edit rules to ensure data consistency and accuracy in its database. These are the rules for ‘Equipment Portability’.

Rule Group  Overview
Relational Edit Rule 60 relational edit rule 60.

Transactions containing ‘Equipment Portability’

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

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Last Updated on April 28, 2023