NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Type of Right of Way’

Definition : The precise type of the Right Of Way.
Purpose : Aggregate data about horizontal distances from rights-of-way provide information necessary to assess the risks of certain hazards and to develop hazard reduction strategies such as regulations for controlling combustible fuels along roads and other rights-of-way.
Entry : Enter the three-digit code and description of the right-of-way. If there is no right-of-way 100 or more feet from the fire origin, check or mark the None box..

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Expected Length 3
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 ‘Type of Right of Way’ element

Type of Right of Way  Code 
Dump, Sanitary Landfill 919
Bridge, Trestle 921
Tunnel 922
Outbuilding, Excluding Garage 926
Open Land, Field 931
Campsite With Utilities 935
Vacant Lot 936
Graded And Cared For Plots Of Land 938
Water Area 940
Railroad Right-of-way 951
Railroad Yard 952
Street – Other 960
Highway or Divided Highway 961
Residential Street, Road or Residential Driveway 962
Street or Road In Commercial Area 963
Vehicle Parking Area 965
Aircraft Runway 972
Aircraft Taxiway 973
Aircraft Loading Area 974
Construction Site 981
Oil, Gas Field 982
Pipeline, Power Line or Other Utility Right-a-Way 983
Industrial Plant Yard, Area 984
Type Of Right Away – Other 000
Undetermined UUU
None NNN

Transactions containing ‘Type of Right of Way’

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

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Last Updated on May 9, 2023