NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Remarks’

Definition : The Remarks section is an area for any comments that might be made concerning the incident. It is also a place to describe what happened, fire department operations, or unusual conditions encountered. Use this space to describe the incident in your own words. Of particular importance are observations that could aid investigators. Use additional sheets (i.e., Supplemental Form (NFIRS–1S)) as necessary. Additional sheets must have Section A at the top of each sheet completed.

This section also includes an instructional box (paper form only) intended to provide guidance to the person filling out the report. The block indicates whether a Fire Module or Structure Fire Module is required according to the Incident Type recorded in Section C of this module.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Element Type Text – Alphanumeric or special characters. If the user has not provided information, an empty field should be transmitted. – – Blank is a valid value

Transactions containing ‘Remarks’

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

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Last Updated on May 6, 2023