NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘NFDRS Weather Station ID’

Definition : Space is provided to record the six-character identification number for the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) Weather Station that monitors weather conditions at the location of fire origin.
Purpose : Researchers can obtain specific weather data for the time and location of the fire origin. Specific weather data permits analysis of those conditions that may have contributed to the fire cause or spread.
Entry : Enter the six-digit NFDRS Weather Station ID number.
If the descriptive weather information is not provided, it will be necessary for the local fire department to access the NFDRS database to perform later analysis of wildland fires using weather data. Because this may not always be feasible, fire departments should always complete this section themselves whenever possible.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Maximum Length 6
Element Type Alphabetic – Alphabetic characters. If the user has not provided information, an empty field should be transmitted. – Maximum length 6 characters

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Last Updated on May 4, 2023