NFIRS 5.0 Module ‘Apparatus (or Resources)’

Description : The Apparatus Module is used as a local option to identify apparatus sent to each incident. If the Apparatus Module is used, the Basic Module must also be completed.
When NFIRS Version 5.0 is implemented the local fire department must choose to use either the Apparatus Module or the Personnel Module depending on the level of detail needed by the department. The Personnel Module contains all data elements from the Apparatus Module plus additional data at the firefighter level.

Apparatus (or Resources) Transactions

  • Apparatus – ‘Apparatus involved in the incident’- Mandatory, minimum 1 to 100000

Apparatus Blocks

These blocks are collections of elements carried by the ‘Apparatus’ transaction.

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You can also read this NFIRS 5.0 Complete Reference Guide, and NFIRS 5.0 Design Documentation in order to have a deeper understanding of NFIRS 5.0. Here are also NFIRS 5.0 Forms ready for you to download and use.

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Last Updated on May 11, 2023