NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Fire Service Affiliation’

Définition : The identification of the fire service casualty as a volunteer (includes paid on-call) or career firefighter at the time of injury.
Purpose : This data element contributes to the identification of the fire service casualty and helps track injury trends and patterns of volunteer vs. career personnel.
Entry : Check or mark the box that best describes the affiliation of the fire service casualty.

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 ‘Fire Service Affiliation’ element

Fire Service Affiliation  Code 
Career 1
Volunteer 2

Topic: NFIRS