NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Fire Service Casualty Sequence Number’

Définition : A unique number is assigned to each fire service casualty occurring at a single incident or resulting from an incident.
Purpose : The casualty number of the firefighter identifies each fire service casualty separately in the casualty file. Data and information concerning the casualty can be accessed using this number in conjunction with other unique field information.
Entry : Enter the firefighter casualty number assigned to this casualty. A separate Casualty Number is assigned to each fire service casualty. The first casualty is always coded “001,” and each succeeding casualty is numbered sequentially and incremented by 1 beginning with “002.” The three-character numeric field is zero filled, not right justified.

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- Starting at One

Transactions containing ‘Fire Service Casualty Sequence Number’

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

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Last Updated on April 29, 2023