To improve data quality and consistency, we will enforce several 2015 specification cycle rules previously not enforced by the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) validation process. Enforcement will begin with the January 2020 release of the U.S. Fire Administration's NFIRS applications.
Failure to follow the specification for the following relational edits will result in a critical error and an invalid incident status.
|#30||Basic||F||Action Taken||Cannot be duplicate, except for blanks.|
|#35||Basic||H1||Civilian Fire Casualty||If Incident Type > 100 series then Civilian Casualty Form is not available (allowed).|
|#59||Fire||E3||Human Factors||If Age Was Factor is checked then age must be greater than zero (0), and gender must be present.|
|#64||Fire||H1||Mobile Prop Involved||If None is checked, then no data entry is allowed.|
|#74||Structure Fire||L1||Presence of Detector||If Presence of Detectors is YES, then L2, L3, and L4 are required. If Presence of Detectors is left blank, then L2, L3 and L4 are not available (allowed).|
|#75||Structure Fire||L4||Detector Operation||If Detector Operation = 2, THEN L5 is required. If Detector Operation not = 2, THEN L5 Detector Effectiveness entry is not allowed.|
|#76||Structure Fire||L4||Detector Operation||If Detector Operation = 3, THEN L6 is required. If Detector Operation = 2, THEN L6 Detector Failure Reason is not allowed.|
|#79||Structure Fire||M1||Presence of Automatic Extinguishment Systems (AES)||If not present (code not = 1 or 2), then M2, M3, M4 and M5 are not available.|
|#81||Structure Fire||M5||AES Failure||If M3 = 1, then M5 is not available (allowed).|
|#105||Hazmat||H||Hazmat Action Taken||Actions Taken 1, 2 or 3 cannot be duplicates.|
|#122||EMS||H1||Body Site and Injury Type||Each Body Site must have an Injury Type. Body Site may be repeated up to five times. Injury Type may be repeated; however, the Body Site and Injury Type combination may not be repeated.|
|#123||EMS||I||Procedures Used||At least one procedure must be selected, but they are not mutually exclusive; except no treatment.|
|#151||Arson||M2||Age||If subject Age is greater than 17, then Arson Module blocks M1 through M8 (except for M2) are not allowed.|