NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Zip’

Definition : A numerical code assigned by the U.S. Postal Service to all jurisdictions within the United States and U.S. Territories.
Purpose : The complete address provides local authorities with the location of the person or entity involved in the incident, and provides a means of linking fire incident data to other geographic and population factors for comparative analysis at the local or State level.
Entry : Enter the postal ZIP code for the address of the person or entity involved in the incident. Include the Plus Four digits of the ZIP code if known.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
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. – – ZIP code (5 or 9 digits)

Transactions containing ‘Zip’

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

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Last Updated on May 9, 2023