NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Fire Origin (Story #)’

Définition : Identifies the story where the fire originated within the building.
Purpose : The story of fire origin, combined with other structural characteristics, is helpful for gaining a better understanding of fire behavior and identifying any special problems in fire strategy and tactics. Information on the frequency and nature of above- or below-grade-level fires is needed for assessing aerial apparatus needs and performance. A fire in the upper levels of a high-rise building is often difficult to control because of delays in moving personnel and equipment to the fire floor.
Entry : Enter the story of fire origin. If below grade level, check or mark the Below Grade box. Checking or marking the Below Grade box has the effect of entering a negative number in NFIRS 5.0.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Mandatory
Maximum Length 3
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. – Maximum length 3 characters

Relational Edit Rules for ‘Fire Origin (Story #)’

NFIRS defines relational edit rules to ensure data consistency and accuracy in its database. These are the rules for ‘Fire Origin (Story #)’.

Rule Group  Overview
Relational Edit Rule 67 relational edit rule 67.

Transactions containing ‘Fire Origin (Story #)’

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

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Last Updated on April 29, 2023