NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Fire Department ID’

Définition : A unique five-character identifier assigned by the State to identify a particular fire department within the State. This identifier may also identify the county, fire district, or other jurisdiction in which the fire department is located. Many States use the two left-most digits to identify the particular department within a jurisdiction. All five spaces in this field must be occupied by numerals or alphanumeric characters. If the FDID is less than five characters, use leading zeros.
Purpose : The FDID number is used to identify incident data that have been collected and reported by individual departments. Feedback on local or regional incident experience can then be prepared and sent to individual agencies or specific fire departments.
Entry : Enter the State-assigned FDID.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Mandatory
Maximum Length 5
Element Type Alphabetic – Alphabetic characters. If the user has not provided information, an empty field should be transmitted. – Maximum length 5 characters

Transactions containing ‘Fire Department ID’

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

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Last Updated on April 29, 2023