NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Horizontal Distance From Right Of Way’

Définition : the horizontal distance between the point of fire origin from the edge of the traveled surface of a road or the nearest outside rail of a railroad right-of-way, or from the nearest power line or power transmission equipment of a utility right-of-way.
Purpose : Aggregate data about horizontal distances from rights-of-way provide information necessary to assess the risks of certain hazards and to develop hazard reduction strategies such as regulations for controlling combustible fuels along roads and other rights-of-way.
Entry : Enter the actual measured or estimated horizontal distance (to the nearest foot, up to 99 feet) of the point of fire origin from the right-of-way and the three-digit code and description of the right-of-way. If there is no right-of-way 100 or more feet from the fire origin, check or mark the None box.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Maximum Length 2
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 2 characters

Topic: NFIRS

Last Updated on March 17, 2023