NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Incident (Alarm) Date’

Définition : The month, day, and year of the incident. This date is when the alarm was received by the fire department and must be the same as the date for the alarm time.
Purpose : In conjunction with other required Section A fields, this element uniquely identifies each incident.
Entry : Enter the month, day, and year (mm/dd/yyyy) that the initial incident alarm was received by the department. It must be entered for each incident.
The Incident Date is the same as the Alarm date (Block E1), except if the incident is an exposure and the exposure occurs on a subsequent day.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Mandatory
Expected Length 8
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. – – Date only

Relational Edit Rules for ‘Incident (Alarm) Date’

NFIRS defines relational edit rules to ensure data consistency and accuracy in its database. These are the rules for ‘Incident (Alarm) Date’.

Rule Group  Overview 
Relational Edit Rule 22 Arrival after Alarmed.
Relational Edit Rule 23 Controlled after Alarmed.
Relational Edit Rule 24 Alarmed before Cleared.

Transactions containing ‘Incident (Alarm) Date’

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

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Last Updated on May 2, 2023