NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Township’

Definition : Consists of 36 sections arranged in a six-by-six array, measuring 6 miles by 6 miles. Sections are numbered beginning with the northeast-most section, proceeding west to 6, then south along the west edge of the township and to the east.
This array is depicted below:
The last digit (decimal point) in this field denotes quarter Townships represented by the following coding:

3 1st Quarter
5 2nd Quarter
7 3rd Quarter
0 4th Quarter
Purpose : This information may be of value to local authorities for contacting the owner in connection with the fire and in making a long-term analysis of wildland fires in similar areas or on property under the same ownership.
Entry : Enter the alternate location information using the specific Latitude and Longitude where the fire started or, alternatively, enter the Section, Township, Range, and Meridian.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
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.
Floating Point Precision 1

Transactions containing ‘Township’

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

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Last Updated on May 9, 2023