NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Where Injury Occurred’

Definition : The place where the injury occurred. This location may be en route to or from the scene, at the incident scene, at the station, or some other location.
Purpose : In conjunction with other fields, this element can help identify why the firefighter sustained a certain type of injury. It can indicate areas in which safety training and safer operating procedures may be necessary.
Entry : Check or mark the box that best describes where the injury took place.

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 ‘Where Injury Occurred’ element

Where Injury Occurred  Code 
En route To Fire Department Location 1
At Fire Department Location 2
En route To Incident or Assignment 3
En route To Medical Facility 4
At Scene, In Structure 5
At Scene, Outside Structure 6
At Medical Facility 7
Returning From Incident or Assignment 8
Returning From Medical Facility 9
Location – Other 0
Undetermined U

Transactions containing ‘Where Injury Occurred’

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

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Last Updated on May 9, 2023