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					       NFIRS 3
Structure Fire Module




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               Objectives
   The participants will be able to:
       describe when the Structure Fire Module
        is to be used
       demonstrate the completion of various
        sections of the Structure Fire Module for
        different scenarios




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    Structure Fire Module

   Used to supplement Fire Module
   Incident types 111 and 120’s




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                          I1 - Structure Type 


                                                              Identifies a specific
B1 Property Details Type
      Structure
I If fire was in an enclosed building
                                                               property type of a
B1
       or a portable/mobile structure
                      1
       complete the rest of this form    Not Residential
      Estimated number of residential living
                                                               structure
 1     Enclosed origin w hether
      units in building of building or


                                                               Continue only if
 2    not all units became involved structure
       Portable/mobile
 3    Open structure                                       
 4    Air supported structure not involved
            2

                                                               building was enclosed
B2
 5    Tent
                                  Buildings
     Number of buildings involved
 6    Open platform (e.g. piers)


                                                               or a portable/mobile
 7    Underground structure (work areas)
 8                                None
      Connective structure (e.g. fences
B3               ,                          )
 0    Other type of structurethan one acre
     Acres burned (outside fires) Less


                                                               structure

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                          I2 - Building Status 

           Details
B IPropertyBuilding Status
                                                           Identifies the
   2
                     1
B11              Under construction
                                      Not Residential


                                                           operational status of
       Estimated number of residential living
  2              Occupied &
       units in building of origin whether oroperating
  3              Idle, involved
       not all units becamenot routinely used



                                                           the building at the
  4            Under major renovation
B25           2                     secured
               Vacant and Buildings not involved
  6            Vacant and unsecured
       Number of buildings involved


                                                           time of the incident
  7           Being demolished
   0        Other
                                    None
B3 U         Undetermined
                  ,
       Acres burned (outside fires)   Less than one acre




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                                           I3 - Building Height 

                                                                  Identifies the total number of
B    Property Details
     I3
                   Building                                        stories (floors) at or above
                                                                   grade level and the total
                   Height
                     1
  Do not count t he Not Residential       ROOF
B1as a st ory
     Estimated number of residential living

                                                                   number of stories below
     units in building of origin whether or
     not all units became involved
    Tot al number of st ories

                                                                   grade in the fire building
    at or above grade
               2
B2                                    Buildings not involved
       Number of buildings involved



B3
       Tot al number ofNone ories
       below , grade
                                      st                          Do not count normally
                                                                   inaccessible attics, attics with
       Acres burned (outside fires) Less than one acre




                                                                   less than standing height, or
                                                                   a roof as a story              6
                                          I4 - Main Floor Size 

                                                                      Identifies the floor size
B    Property Details
    I4      Main Floor Size                       NFIRS-3
                                                  Structure
                                                                      You can use:
                                                                          total square feet
B1                        1                       Fire
                                              Not Residential
         Est imat ed number of resident ial living
         unit s in building of origin w het her or
           ,                      ,
         not all unit s became involved
                                                                      
     Total square feet

B2               2
                              OR
         Number of buildings involved
                                             Buildings not involved
                                                                         length x width
           ,                   BY            ,None
B3   Length in feet
                      ,                Width in feet
        Acres burned (out side f ires)      Less than one acre




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        J1 - Fire Origin 
                 Ignition
            D
                                Fire Origin
            D1  J1 2    1       Bedroom
                  A rea of f ire origin



            D2
                  Heat source
                                                            Below grade
            D3                Story of
                  It em f irst ignit ed          Check box if f ire spread
                                             1
                                                 w as conf ined t o object of
                               fire origin       origin
            D4
                  Type of mat erial f irst ignit ed   Required only if it em
                                                      f irst ignit ed code is
                                                      00 or < 70




   Identifies the story (floor level)
    where the fire originated within
    the building
   Identifies floor levels above or
    below grade
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                                       J2 - Fire Spread 

       Cause of Ignition
                                                                  Identifies the extent of
EJ 2       Fire Spread

                                                                   flame damage within the
 1                                                 Skip to
        Check box if this is an exposure report.   Section G




                                                                   structure
12     Intentional to room of origin
         Confined
23     Unintentional floor of origin
         Confined to
3      Failure of equipment or heat source
 4x      Confined to building of origin

                                                                   Flame damage is area
4      Act of nature
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         Beyond building of origin
       Cause under investigation
       Cause undetermined after investigation
                                                               
                                                                   actually burned or
                                                                   charred
                                                                  Does not include heat,
                                                                   smoke, or water damage
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J3 - Stories Damaged by Flame

            of
E1 3 Causebox Ignitionan exposure report. Flame
 J Number of Stories Damaged By
                                                                       Identifies the number of
                                                                        stories (floor levels)
                                                        Skip to
      Check    if this is
          Count the ROOF as part of the highest story   Section G
               Number of stories w/ minor damage
               (1 to 24% flame damage)
1       Intentional
2
3
    x
        Unintentionalof stories w/ significant damage
               Number
               (25 to 49% flame damage)
        Failure of equipment or heat source
               Number of stories w/ heavy damage
                                                                        damaged by fire by
                                                                        percent of damage
4               nature
        Act of (50 to 74% flame damage)
5               under investigation
        CauseNumber of stories w/ extreme damage
U               undetermined damage)
        Cause(75 to 100% flame after investigation

                                                                       Do not include damage
                                                                        from heat, smoke, or
                                                                        water damage

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                          K - Material Contributing
                               Most to Flame Spread

K    Material Contributing Most To Flame Spread                          K1 identifies the item
     Check if no flame spread
     OR same as material first ignited
     OR unable to determine
                                                           Skip to
                                                          Section L       contributing most to flame
K1
       Item contributing most to flame spread
                                                                          spread, if different from the
K2
       Type of material                  Required only if item
                                                                          item first ignited
                                                                          K2 identifies the type of
       contributing most to              contributing code is 00
       flame spread
                                                                      
                                         or<70.




Go to Section L if                                                        material contributing most to
there was no flame                                                        flame spread, if different than
spread, or this is the                                                    the type of material first
same as material
first ignited or                                                          ignited
unable to determine                                                                                  11
             L1 - Presence of Detectors 

                                                              Captures data on
                                                               detectors if they were
         Equipment Involved In Ignition
F1
                    If of Detectors
             Presenceequipment was not involved, skip to
           None
L1                  Section G




                                                               present in the general
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E
     3   2       Hot Plate
 quipment Involved

Brand                                        Skip to
             N        None Present           section

                                                               area of the fire
Model
             XRS 130
Serial #     34-2345 Present
             Y                                 M
Year
             1   9 8 5



                                                              Required if the fire was
                                                               within the area covered
                                                               by the detector.
                                                                  If not, skip to Section M
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                                    L2 - Detector Type

F1 Equipment Involved In Ignition
                                                           Identifies the type of
       Detector Type
                                                       
   2
  L None      If equipment was not involved, skip to
                        Section G


                                                           fire detection system
 6  1 2
    3         Smoke
                Hot Plate
    2
Equipment     Heat
            Involved
    3         Combination smoke - heat

                                                           that was present in
Brand
    4         Sprinkler, water flow detection
             XRS 130
Model
    5         More than 1 type present


                                                           the area of fire
    0
Serial #
              Other
             34-2345
    U         Undetermined
 Year       1   9 8 5


                                                           origin

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          L3 - Detector Power Supply

         Detector Involved In Ignition
       Equipment Power Supply
FL 3
 1


                                                                Identifies the type of
         None      If equipment was not involved, skip to

                                                            
  1         Battery only G
                      Section
  2         Hardwire only
 6 3 2        Hot Plate


                                                                power supplying the
  3         Plug in
Equipment Involved
  4         Hardwire with battery
  5
Brand       Plug in with battery



                                                                detector
  6         Mechanical
           XRS 130
Model
  7         Multiple detectors & power
            supplies
           34-2345
Serial #
  0         Other
  U
Year      1 Undetermined
             9 8 5




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    L4 - Detector Operation

               Detector Operation
          L4
          1    Fire too small to activate
                                     Complete
          2    Operated              Section L5

          3    Failed to operate     Complete
                                     Section L6
          U    Undetermined




   This data element identifies
    whether or not the detection
    equipment worked
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L5 - Detector Effectiveness
                  Equipment Portability
          F5
          L3    Detector Effectiveness
                Required if detector operated.
                      X
                 1             Portable
           1      Alerted occupants, occupants responded
                   2         Stationary
           2      Occupants failed to respond
                  There were no occupants
           3Portable equipment normally can be moved by
                  Failed is designed to be
           4one person, to alert occupantsused in multiple
           Ulocations, and requires no tools to install.
                  Undetermined




   Identifies the effectiveness of the
    fire detection equipment in alerting
    the occupants
   Required if the detector operated
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L6 - Reason for Detector Failure

F1 Equipment Failure Reason
  L6 Detector
              Involved In Ignition                         Identifies why the
                                                            detector failed to
               If equipment was not involved, skip to
             None if detector failed to operate
               Required      Section G

 6   3   2         Hot Plate


                                                            operate or did not
    1          Power failure, shutoff or disconnect
Equipment Involved
    2          Improper installation or placement
    3
Brand          Defective


                                                            operate properly
    4          Lack of
               XRS 130 maintenance, includes cleaning
Model
    5          Battery missing or disconnected
    6
Serial   #     Battery
               34-2345 discharged or dead
    0          Other
YearU             9 8 5
              1Undetermined




                                                           Required if the detector
                                                            failed to operate

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M1- Presence of Automatic
 Extinguishment System
                Equipment Portability
        F3 Presence of Automatic Extinguishment System
        M1       1   X      Portable
             N 2 None Present
                            Stationary
                                         Complete rest of
             Y
           Portable Present
                    equipment normally can Section M
                                           be moved     by
           one person, is designed to be used in multiple
           locations, and requires no tools to install.




   Identifies the presence of automatic
    extinguishment system (AES)

   If AES is present complete the rest of
    Section M
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               M2 - Type of Automatic
               Extinguishment System
      Equipment Involved In Ignition
F1      Type of Automatic Extinguishment System
 M2                  If within designed range involved, skip to
       None if fire wasequipment was notof AES
        Required
                       Section G
     1      Wet pipe sprinkler
 6 32 2       Hot Plate
            Dry pipe sprinkler
Equipment Involved sprinkler system
     3      Other
Brand4      Dry chemical system
     5      Foam system
Model      XRS 130
     6      Halogen type system
     7 # 34-2345 dioxide (CO 2) system
Serial      Carbon
     0      Other special hazard system
Year U       9 8 5
         1 Undetermined




    Identifies the type of AES that was
     present in the area of fire origin
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M3 - Automatic Extinguishment
      System Operation

                                                           Identifies the
 F1
 M3
       Equipment Involved In Ignition
              Automatic Extinguishment
              SystemIf Operationnot involved, skip to
            None       equipment was
                                                            operation and
                                                            effectiveness of AES
                        Section G
   Required if fire was within designed range
 6 3 2       Hot Plate
  1         Operated & effective (go to M4)
 Equipment Involved




                                                            in the area of fire
  2
 Brand
            Operated & not effective (M4)
  3         Fire too small to activate
 Model        XRS 130
  4         Failed to operate (go to M5)
              34-2345


                                                            origin
  0
 Serial #   Other
  U
 Year
            Undetermined
             1 9 8 5




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    M4 - Number of Sprinkler
        Heads Operating

                      Equipment Portability
             F3        Number of Sprinkler
             M4
                     1 Heads Operating
                       X  Portable
                  Required if system operated
                     2          Stationary
              Portable equipment normally can be moved by
              one person, is designed to be used in multiple
                Number of requires heads to install.
              locations, and sprinklerno tools operating




   Identifies the number of sprinkler
    heads that operated during the fire

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M5 - Automatic Extinguishment
        System Failure

                      In Ignition
FM5Equipment Involved Reason
 1
     Automatic Extinguishment
     System Failure


                                                                Identifies the reason
                     If failed
    Required if systemequipment was not involved, skip to
      None
  1       System Section Goff
                      shut                                  
 62 3   2 Not enough agent discharged


                                                                why the AES failed to
              Hot Plate
  3       Agent discharged but did not
Equipment Involved fire
          reach
  4       Wrong type of system

                                                                operate
Brand
  5       Fire not in area protected
           XRS 130
  6
Model     System components damaged
  7       Lack of maintenance
           34-2345
  8
Serial # Manual intervention
  0       Other
  U
Year      Undetermined
          1 9 8 5




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                    Summary
   The Structure Fire Module (NFIRS 3) is used
    in conjunction with the Fire Module to gather
    information about larger fire incidents which
    involve buildings

   The Structure Fire Module clarifies
    information about:
       the buildings involved in the fire
       how the fire started
       detection and automatic suppression equipment
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