NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Total Acres Burned’

Definition : This data element captures the total acres burned by a wildland fire.
Purpose : Recording the estimated number of acres burned indicates the magnitude of each fire and of the wildland fire problem overall. This can be used to evaluate progress in wildland fire prevention. This information can also help determine the magnitude of resources that should be devoted to fire protection and the cost effectiveness of various programs. An estimate of the number of acres burned represents a vital component of the overall fire loss picture.
Entry : Enter the total number of acres burned. If less than one acre was burned, the decimal point field should be used to denote tenths of an acre.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Mandatory
Maximum Length 9
Element Type Floating Point – Floating point precision numbers (The expected length column depicts the max left and right side precision). If the user has not provided information, an empty field should be transmitted. – Maximum length 9 characters
Floating Point Precision 2

Transactions containing ‘Total Acres Burned’

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

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Last Updated on May 9, 2023