NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Number of Stories with Damage: Significant’

Definition : The number of stories damaged by flame spread with significant damage (25% to 49% flame damage). Flame damage is the area actually burned or charred and does not include areas receiving only heat, smoke, or water damage.
Purpose : In combination with other information, this element describes the magnitude or seriousness of the fire. It can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of built-in fire protection features or the effectiveness of the fire suppression force relative to the conditions faced. The confinement and extinguishment of a fire is influenced by many factors. Fire spread indicates the combined effect of these conditions. Also, the analysis of fire spread over many fires can reveal the effects of individual factors.
Entry : Enter the number of stories damaged by flame according to the indicated criteria.

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 Stories with Damage: Significant’

NFIRS defines relational edit rules to ensure data consistency and accuracy in its database. These are the rules for ‘Number of Stories with Damage: Significant’.

Rule Group  Overview
Relational Edit Rule 69 Spread to Same Floor or Less.
Relational Edit Rule 71 Damaged Floors no more than All Floors.

Transactions containing ‘Number of Stories with Damage: Significant’

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

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Last Updated on May 4, 2023