NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Usual Assignment’
Definition : This element describes the official assignment of the fire service casualty. This may not coincide with the firefighter’s activity at the time of injury (Block G5).
Purpose : When analyzed with the other firefighter casualty data, the duty to which the firefighter was assigned can be used to identify possible reasons for injury or death.
Entry : Check or mark the box that best describes the primary duty assignment of the injured firefighter.
|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.|
USUAL ASSIGNMENT CODES
Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Usual Assignment’ element
|Fire Suppression, included Are Hazmat, Rescue, IC||1|
|Prevention or Inspection||3|
|Undetermined (Conversion Only)||U|
Transactions containing ‘Usual Assignment’
The value of this element is captured by the following transaction :
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Last Updated on May 9, 2023