NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Taken To’

Definition : Identifies where the fire service casualty was taken after the injury occurred.
Purpose : This information is useful in determining the personnel and equipment requirements for handling fire service casualties.
Entry : Check or mark the box that best describes where the fire service casualty was taken, regardless of who transported the firefighter. If the firefighter was not transported, check or mark the Not Transported box.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Expected Length 1
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 ‘Taken To’ element

Taken To  Code 
Hospital 1
Doctor’s Office 4
Morgue or Funeral Home 5
Residence 6
Station or Quarters 7
Taken To – Other 0
Not Transported N
Undetermined (Conversion Only) U

Transactions containing ‘Taken To’

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

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Last Updated on May 9, 2023