NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Wind Speed’
Definition : The speed of the wind at the fire origin upon arrival of the fire suppression forces.
Purpose : Wind speed is possibly the most important factor affecting the rate of fire spread at an incident. This information is used to understand and predict fire behavior as well as to evaluate fire protection strategies.
Entry : Enter the average wind speed, to the nearest mile per hour, at the origin of the fire. Wind speed may be measured using an anemometer. Calm conditions are recorded as “0.”
|Element Type||Numeric – Integer numbers (no decimal points). If the user has not provided information, an empty field should be transmitted. All integer values are assumed to be positive. Any fields which allow a negative integer value have been denoted with ‘+ or –’ in the comment field. Negative numbers should be transmitted with the minus sign preceding the digits. – Maximum length 3 characters|
Transactions containing ‘Wind Speed’
The value of this element is captured by the following transaction :
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Last Updated on May 9, 2023