NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Fire Service Deaths’

Définition : The number of fire service personnel killed as a result of an incident. Deaths also include people who die within 1 year because of injuries sustained from the incident.
Purpose : This information can be correlated with other data to help understand how to reduce future fire injuries and deaths. Furthermore, this information can be used to reduce firefighter injuries and deaths through better equipment, training, and physical conditioning.
Entry : Enter the number of fire service personnel from your department who died in connection with this incident regardless of incident type. A Fire Service Casualty Module must be completed for each individual counted here.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Mandatory
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.

Transactions containing ‘Fire Service Deaths’

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

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Last Updated on April 29, 2023