NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Apparatus First In Service Date’

by | Mar 7, 2023

Définition : The actual month, day, year, and time of day when this unit was dispatched by the communications center. This is not an elapsed time
Purpose : The time when a unit is dispatched is valuable because it allows fire department management to calculate the time it took from dispatch to arrival of the apparatus or resource on the incident scene. This information is useful in determining response times for specific apparatus, stations, or districts.
Entry : Enter the month, day, year (mm/dd/yyyy), and time that the unit was dispatched. If the Dispatch date is the same as the Alarm date on the Basic Module (Block E1), check or mark the corresponding box and enter the time the unit was dispatched.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Maximum Length 14
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 14 characters- Date and Time

Topic: NFIRS

Last Updated on March 7, 2023