NFIRS 5.0 Transaction: ‘Wildland Fire’

Description : Provides details specific to a Wildland Fire Incident

Transaction Elements

The ‘Wildland Fire’ transaction contains the following elements in order.

Key Elements

These elements are part of the ‘Wildland Fire’ transaction, as they are part of every transaction, since they form the record key; they uniquely identify the incident from other incidents.

Transaction Specific Elements

These elements are part of the specific information carried by the ‘Wildland Fire’ transaction. They form the main payload of this transaction.

Transaction Blocks

Transaction’s elements are regrouped by blocks. the following table list all the blocks of the ‘Wildland Fire’ transaction.

Block  Elements 
A Fire Department IDFire Department StateIncident (Alarm) DateIncident Number (Identifier)Exposure NumberRecord Type/Transaction CodeTransaction Type (Add, Update, Delete)
B LatitudeLongitudeTownshipTownship Direction – North/SouthRangeRange Direction – East/WestSectionSubsectionMeridian
C Area Type
D1 Wildland Fire Cause
D2 Human Factors Contributing
D3 Factors Contributing To Ignition
D4 Fire Suppression Factors
E Heat Source
F Mobile Property Type
G Equipment Involved In Ignition
H NFDRS Weather Station IDWeather TypeWind DirectionWind SpeedAir TemperatureRelative HumidityFuel MoistureFire Danger Rating
I1 Number of Buildings Ignited
I2 Number of Buildings Threatened
I3 Total Acres Burned
I4 Primary Crop Burned #1Primary Crop Burned #2Primary Crop Burned #3
J Undetermined Acres Burned Percentage (%)Tax Paying Acres Burned Percentage (%)Non-Tax Paying Acres Burned Percentage (%)City Town Village Local Acres Burned Percentage (%)County or Parish Acres Burned Percentage (%)State or Province Acres Burned Percentage (%)Federal Acres Burned Percentage (%)Foreign Acres Burned Percentage (%)Military Acres Burned Percentage (%)Other Acres Burned Percentage (%)Property Management OwnershipFederal Agency Code
K NFDRS Fuel Model At Origin
L1 Person Responsible For Fire
L2 Gender
L3 Person Age
L4 Activity of Person
M Horizontal Distance From Right Of WayType of Right of Way
N ElevationRelative Position on SlopeAspectFlame LengthRate of Spread

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Last Updated on May 10, 2023