NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Responses’

Definition : The number of incidents the firefighter responded to in the 24-hour period prior to the time of injury.
Purpose : The number of incidences that a firefighter responds to in a short period of time, when analyzed with the other casualty data, can be a useful indicator for identifying possible reasons for the injury or death. This is useful in determining cases of fatigue and cumulative exposure to heat and gases, which may have contributed to the injury.
Entry : Enter the number of incidents responded to by the firefighter in the immediate 24-hour period prior to the time of injury. Do not count the incident at which the injury occurred.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Maximum Length 2
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 2 characters

Transactions containing ‘Responses’

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

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Last Updated on May 6, 2023