NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Protective Equipment Sequence Number’

Definition : A unique number assigned to each piece of faulty equipment worn or used by the injured firefighter.
Purpose : In conjunction with other field in the section, the sequence number permits each piece of equipment associated with an injury to be identified separately on the casualty file.
Entry : If no equipment failed, check or mark the No box, which completes the entries of this module. If protective equipment failed and it contributed to the injury, check or mark the Yes box and complete the remainder of this section (Blocks K1 through K4). Enter the equipment sequence number. A separate Equipment Sequence Number is assigned to each piece of equipment that failed and contributed to the injury. The first equipment is always coded “001,” and each succeeding equipment is numbered sequentially and incremented by 1 beginning with “002.” The three-character numeric field is zero filled, not right justified.
A separate form is required for each piece of equipment that failed and contributed to the injury.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Mandatory
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- Starting at One

Transactions containing ‘Protective Equipment Sequence Number’

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

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Last Updated on May 6, 2023