Thread: NFIRS Coding Consistency
02-12-2010, 10:42 PM #1
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When is a structure fire not a structure fire?
Throughout my 23 years on the job I have noticed that departments differ in their idea of the definition of "structure fire" when it comes to NFIRS. A lot of departments categorize calls such as food on the stove that smoked up the dwelling or a small kitchen fire as a structure fire. In keeping with apples to apples comparisons, how do you code structure fires -vs- room and contents -vs- food on the stove?
Additionally, within your department does every officer making out a report use the same coding for the same incident, or is it up to the individual officer's interpretation of the event?
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