NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Number Of Buildings Involved’

Definition : The number of buildings directly involved in the fire. Each building involved in the fire should be documented as a separate exposure.
Purpose : This element helps measure the size of the fire, which can assist with analyzing issues such as exposure protection and building density.
Entry : Enter the total number of buildings involved in the fire. If the fire was confined to the building of origin, enter a “1.” If no buildings were involved, check or mark the Buildings Not Involved box.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Maximum Length 3
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 3 characters

Relational Edit Rules for ‘Number Of Buildings Involved’

NFIRS defines relational edit rules to ensure data consistency and accuracy in its database. These are the rules for ‘Number Of Buildings Involved’.

Rule Group  Overview
Relational Edit Rule 41 relational edit rule 41.
Relational Edit Rule 42 relational edit rule 42.

Transactions containing ‘Number Of Buildings Involved’

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

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Last Updated on May 4, 2023