NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Location Type’
- Street address : A normal street address. Check or mark this box and complete the address fields.
- Intersection : There is no street address. The incident location is at the intersection of two or more streets, roads, etc. Check or mark this box and enter the first street in the Street or Highway field. The intersecting street(s) is entered in the Cross Street or Directions field.
- In front of : No street address is available. However, the incident location is in front of an area with a street address. Check or mark this box and complete the address fields. An example of this might be a park, plaza, or common area in front of a building with a street address.
- Rear of : No street address is available. However, the incident location is in the rear of an area with a street address. Check or mark this box and complete the address fields. An example of this might be an alley that runs behind a building with a street address.
- Adjacent to : No street address is available. However, the incident location is adjacent to an area with a street address. Check or mark this box and complete the address fields. An example of this might be an empty lot or common area that is next to a building with a street address.
- Directions : No street address is available and no street address is available near the incident scene. Check or mark this box and enter brief directions for the location of the incident in the Cross Street or Directions field. If the area is along an interstate or State highway, the closest milepost should be entered in the Number/Milepost address field. An example of this might be a brush fire that occurs in a remote area or a fire that occurs on or near an interstate highway.
- United States National Grid : Provides a geospatial address based on universally defined coordinate and grid systems and a common frame of reference across multiple jurisdictions easily extended worldwide. Using an alpha-numeric reference that overlays the UTM (q.v.) coordinate system, USNG spatial addresses break down into three parts: Grid Zone Designation, for a world-wide unique address; 100,000-meter Square Identification, for regional areas; Grid Coordinates, for local areas. USNG improves interoperability of location appliances with printed maps through a consistent and preferred geospatial grid reference system. Relates to GPS (q.v.). Contributed by Tom May. (International).
|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.|
LOCATION TYPE CODES
Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Location Type’ element
|In Front Of||3|
|US National Grid||7|
Relational Edit Rules for ‘Location Type’
NFIRS defines relational edit rules to ensure data consistency and accuracy in its database. These are the rules for ‘Location Type’.
|Relational Edit Rule 6||Intersection Elements.|
Transactions containing ‘Location Type’
The value of this element is captured by the following transaction :
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Last Updated on May 3, 2023