This document describes and defines data elements and classifications used by many fire departments in the United States and other countries to describe fire damage potential and experience during incidents. It does not provide guidelines for a reporting system or related forms.
Purpose. This document provides a common language for the collection of pre-incident information (such as fire defense features of a structure), fire and other emergency incident data, and post-incident damage assessments. It also defines numeric classifications for various data elements that describe fire protection and fire service information.