NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Pre or Post Arrival Arrest’

Definition : When the cardiac arrest occurred in relation to the arrival of fire department’s EMS personnel and whether CPR was performed before EMS personnel arrived.
Purpose : The effectiveness of bystander CPR on morbidity (or patient outcome) on a cardiac arrest patient can be determined.
Entry : Check or mark all applicable boxes. The intent here is to determine whether it was a pre-arrival or post- arrival arrest. If it was a pre-arrival arrest, check whether it was witnessed or whether bystander CPR was performed.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
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.


Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Pre or Post Arrival Arrest’ element

1 Pre-arrival arrest.
2 Post-arrival arrest.

Transactions containing ‘Pre or Post Arrival Arrest’

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

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Last Updated on May 5, 2023