NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘General Location at Time of Injury’

Définition : The general location of the casualty in relationship to the area of fire origin at the time the injury was sustained.
Purpose : This element provides more information on how the injury occurred and the relationship of the ignition to the casualty location at time of injury and at the time of ignition.
Entry : Check or mark the box that best describes the casualty’s general location at the time of injury. If Code “1” or “U” is marked, skip to Section N. If Code “3” is marked, skip to Block M5. If the general location is undetermined, leave this block blank and skip to Section N.

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 ‘General Location at Time of Injury’ element

General Location at Time of Injury  Code 
In Area Of Fire Origin, Whether That Is Inside or Outside Of Building 1
In Building Of Origin, But Not In Area Of Origin 2
Outside, Not In Area Of Origin 3
Undetermined U

Transactions containing ‘General Location at Time of Injury’

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

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Last Updated on May 2, 2023