NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Vehicle Type’

Definition : Identifies the type of vehicle that the firefighter was in at time of injury.
Purpose : This element provides more information on where and how the injury occurred. This can be helpful in directing injury prevention efforts
Entry : Check or mark the box that best describes the vehicle type.
Complete this block only if the Specific Location code (Block J3) is greater than 60.

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 ‘Vehicle Type’ element

Vehicle Type  Code 
Suppression Vehicle 1
EMS Vehicle 2
Other Fire Department Vehicle 3
Non-fire Department Vehicle (includes POV) 4
Vehicle Type Undetermined (Conversion Only) U
None N

Transactions containing ‘Vehicle Type’

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

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Last Updated on May 9, 2023