Washington Fire Stations

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Techni Graphic Systems, Inc.
Originator: Washington Department of Health (WADOH)
Originator: Washington Military Department (WAMD)
Publication_Date: 20070824
Title: Washington Fire Stations
Edition: 3rd Quarter 2007
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: <ftp://ftp.doh.wa.gov/geodata/layers/fire_stations.zip>
Description:
Abstract:
Fire Stations in Washington

Any location where fire fighters are stationed at or based out of, or where equipment that such personnel use in carrying out their jobs is stored for ready use. Fire Departments not having a permanent location are included, in which case their location has been depicted at the city/town hall or at the center of their service area if a city/town hall does not exist. This dataset includes those locations primarily engaged in forest or grasslands fire fighting, including fire lookout towers if the towers are in current use for fire protection purposes. This dataset includes both private and governmental entities. Fire fighting training academies is also included.

Text fields in this dataset have been set to all upper case to facilitate consistent database engine search results.

All diacritics (e.g. the German umlaut or the Spanish tilde) have been replaced with their closest equivalent English character to facilitate use with database systems that may not support diacritics. The currentness of this dataset is indicated by the [CONTDATE] attribute. Based upon this attribute, the oldest record dates from 09/16/2005 and the newest record dates from 06/05/2007.

Purpose:
Homeland Security and Trauma Response Planning

Use Cases: Use cases describe how the data may be used and help to define and clarify requirements.

1. An assessment of whether or not the total fire fighting capability in a given area is adequate.

2. A list of resources to draw upon by surrounding areas when local resources have temporarily been overwhelmed by a disaster - route analysis can determine those entities that are able to respond the quickest.

3. A resource for Emergency Management planning purposes.

4. A resource for catastrophe response to aid in the retrieval of equipment by outside responders in order to deal with the disaster.

5. A resource for situational awareness planning and response for Federal Government events.

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20050916
Ending_Date: 20070605
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.414929
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -116.875653
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.009094
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.532805
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
LCSH - Library of Congress subject headings (Washington, DC: LC, Cataloging Distribution Service) <http://authorities.loc.gov/>
Theme_Keyword: Fire stations
Theme_Keyword: Fire departments
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: structure
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
LCSH - Library of Congress subject headings (Washington, DC: LC, Cataloging Distribution Service) <http://authorities.loc.gov>
Place_Keyword: Washington
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Mike Thompson
Contact_Organization: Techni Graphic Systems, Inc.
Contact_Position: Director of Geospatial Datasets
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 2000 Noble Drive
City: Wooster
State_or_Province: OH
Postal_Code: 44691
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 330-263-6222
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 330-263-6294
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mthompson@tgstech.com
Hours_of_Service: 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday, Eastern Time
Data_Set_Credit: TechniGraphics, www.tgstech.com
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: DOD
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: Unclassified
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.2.1350

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
For entities that were contacted, the name, address, city, state, and five (5) digit zip codes were verified to be correct as of the date indicated by the [CONTDATE] attribute. The existence of the entity was also verified, as well as whether or not it met the criteria for inclusion in this dataset. Four (4) digit zip code extensions were derived from USPS (United States Postal Service) data and were not verified.

ID Check: The [ID] attribute is not blank and all IDs are unique.

Coordinate Check: Coordinates are not null or zero and the x and y fields match the shape.

Basic Address Check: Physical addresses were verified to be non blank and to not be a "PO Box", "General Delivery", "Highway Contract", or "Rural Route" address.

Highway Address without Type Check: Physical addresses containing the word "Highway" or "Route" were verified to also contain a type designator such as "State", "US", or "County", if one actually exists for the highway or route. These type designators are often missing from addresses, leading to confusion if more than one "Highway" of the given number exists in an area.

Basic Name Check: Entity name is not blank, is not the same as entity city, and has a minimum of 2 characters. Name does not contain punctuation characters that can interfere with database operations, such as " (quote) and * (asterisk).

Basic Phone Check: All phone numbers (including the area code) are ten (10) numeric digits. Alphabetic characters have been converted to the corresponding numeric digit.

County FIPS to State Compare Check: The county represented by the tabular FIPS Code attribute is actually in the state specified by the state attribute.

County Name to State Compare Check: The county represented by the tabular county name attribute is actually in the state specified by the state attribute.

Phone Number Format Check: Phone numbers (including area code) were verified to be formatted as nnn-nnn-nnnn.

NPA_NXX Check: Area codes (sometimes called "Number Planning Areas", or NPA's) and central office codes (sometimes known as exchanges, or NXX's) were validated against data from the North American Number Planning Administration (NANPA). In some cases, NPA-NXX combinations did not show up in the NANPA data but were verified to work.

Zip Code Check: The zip code is five (5) or nine (9) numeric digits, is listed in the postal database, is in the same state as indicated by the entity's [STATE] attribute, and is not a PO Box only zip code.

Zip City Check: The entity's zip code and its city were verified to match according to the USPS Address Information System (AIS).

NAICS Code Check: Verifies the NAICS field is not blank, the NAICS Code is one of the accepted codes for this layer, and that certain key words in the entity name do not conflict with the NAICS Code.

Collocation Check: Entities with different addresses must not share the exact same geospatial location.

Geographic Spell Check: Words that appear in the entity name were checked against a standard English word list (and Spanish word list for entities in Puerto Rico). Words not appearing in these standard word lists were then checked against names appearing in the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) of geographic features that are located within 25 miles of the entity. Proper names were manually reviewed for correct spelling.

Logical_Consistency_Report:
See "Attribute_Accuracy_Report". Many of the checks described in that section check for both attribute accuracy and logical consistency.
Completeness_Report:
This dataset is based on information provided by the Washington Department of Health (WADOH) and Washington Military Department (WAMD).

Administrative Locations: Locations that serve only an administrative purpose (e.g., purchasing, billing, budgeting) are intended to be excluded from this dataset, but a few may be included.

Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The geographic location of contacted entities was verified to be correct relative to the street data and version indicated by the [ST_VENDOR] and [ST_VERSION] attributes. The horizontal accuracy is indicated by the [GEOPREC] attribute. A value of "BLOCKFACE" indicates the entity was geocoded on the correct block and correct side of the street. A value of "ONENTITY" indicates that the location is on the entity's facility as determined by USGS DOQQ imagery and that it is on the correct block and correct side of the street.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Techni Graphic Systems, Inc.
Publication_Date: 20070330
Title: Fire Stations 2007 Q2
Edition: 2nd Quarter 2007
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20050211
Ending_Date: 20070306
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: FireStations_2007_Q2
Source_Contribution:
The basic attribution (name, address, city, state, zip code, and telephone number) came from this dataset unless the entity was updated by TGS during the Q307 processing.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Washington Department of Health (WADOH)
Publication_Date: 20060803
Title: "emslic"
Edition: Unspecified
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/emstrauma/download/emslic.pdf>
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20060803
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: WA_FireStations
Source_Contribution:
This was used as a source for fire stations in Washington during the Q307 processing.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Washington Military Department (WAMD)
Publication_Date: 20070212
Title: "FireStationsMainDatabase"
Edition: Unspecified
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Type_of_Source_Media: Electronic Mail System
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20070212
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: WA_MD_FireStations
Source_Contribution:
This was used as a source for Fire Stations in Washington during the Q307 processing.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NAVTEQ
Publication_Date: 2006
Title: NAVSTREETS
Edition: 2006.3
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2006
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NAVTEQ_Streets_2006_Q3
Source_Contribution:
NAVTEQ streets were used as a reference in the automatic geocoding and manual geolocating of entities during the Q307 processing.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
TGS 2007 Q3 Processing

1) Verified name, physical address, and phone numbers by contacting the entity or an authority responsible for the entity.

2) Determined or verified the geospatial location for the entity through contact with entity or authority responsible for entity. Entities were asked to describe their geospatial location relative to land marks visible in ortho imagery.

3) All text fields were set to upper case.

4) Leading and trailing spaces were trimmed from all text fields. These spaces can interfere with some database queries.

5) Non printable and diacritic characters were removed from all text fields. These values have been found to prevent data from being loaded into some spatial database engines.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: FireStations_2007_Q2
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: WA_DOH_FireStations
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: WA_MD_FireStations
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NAVTEQ_Streets_2006_Q3
Process_Date: 20070824
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: Washington_FireStations_2007_Q3
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Nicole Hackworth
Contact_Organization: Techni Graphic Systems, Inc.
Contact_Position: Project Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 2000 Noble Drive
City: Wooster
State_or_Province: Ohio
Postal_Code: 44691
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 330-263-6222
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nhackworth@tgstech.com
Hours_of_Service: 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday, Eastern Time

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 729

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Lambert Conformal Conic
Lambert_Conformal_Conic:
Standard_Parallel: 45.833333
Standard_Parallel: 47.333333
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -120.500000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 45.333333
False_Easting: 1640416.666667
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: survey feet
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_North_American_1983_HARN
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Fire Stations in Washington
Entity_Type_Definition:
Any location where fire fighters are stationed at or based out of, or where equipment that such personnel use in carrying out their jobs is stored for ready use. Fire Departments not having a permanent location are included, in which case their location has been depicted at the city/town hall or at the center of their service area if a city/town hall does not exist. This dataset includes those locations primarily engaged in forest or grasslands fire fighting, including fire lookout towers if the towers are in current use for fire protection purposes. This dataset includes both private and governmental entities. Fire fighting training academies is also included.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ID
Attribute_Definition: Unique identifier for feature.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: METLNKID
Attribute_Definition: Link to Metadata.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FEATTYPE
Attribute_Definition: Geometry type of feature.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: POINT
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Feature is represented by point.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SECCLASS
Attribute_Definition: Security classification of feature.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: UNCLASSIFIED
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Entity is unclassified.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute_Definition: Name of entity.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA
Attribute_Definition: Three (3) digit telephone area code for entity.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Valid area codes without punctuation. Only numeric digits are used. A list of valid area codes can be found at <http://www.nanpa.com>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHONE
Attribute_Definition:
Seven (7) digit telephone number for entity formatted as nnn-nnnn. All alphabetic characters have been translated to the corresponding numeric digit.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Phone numbers formatted as nnn-nnnn. Only numeric digits are used. The first three (3) digits (the exchange) must form a valid combination with the area code. A list of valid area code and exchange combinations can be obtained from <http://www.nanpa.com>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ADDRESS
Attribute_Definition:
Physical street address for entity. "PO Box", "General Delivery", "Rural Route", and "Highway Contract" addresses are not considered physical addresses and should not appear in this attribute. Some areas do not have regular city style addressing so entities in those areas may not have a street number. In such cases, the name of the road they are located on is listed in this attribute. Some rural areas may not have named roads. In these rare cases, this attribute will be blank.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ADDRESS2
Attribute_Definition: Location within physical address, e.g., floor, suite, building.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CITY
Attribute_Definition:
The name of the city associated with the entity's physical address. For physical addresses that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) delivers to, this should be a "city" acceptable to the USPS as defined in their Address Information System (AIS). Sometimes the USPS does not deliver mail to a physical address but recognizes the location (i.e., they list the location as "undeliverable"). The cities associated with these locations are acceptable. In some cases, the USPS does not recognize individual physical addresses in a city, rather, they list the city as having "General Delivery". In these cases, the city and associated zip code are acceptable (the entity's [ADDRESS] attribute will contain a street address, not "general delivery"). The entity may not actually be located within the city limits of the "city" specified in its city field. Instead, it may actually be located within the city limits of another city. In some cases, the "city" that appears in this attribute may not even be a city in an administrative sense, but it is still an acceptable "city" to the USPS. An example of this is "Notre Dame, IN". There is no city in Indiana called "Notre Dame", but this is considered an acceptable city by the USPS for any delivery going to the University of Notre Dame which is actually located in the city of South Bend. "Notre Dame", like most USPS cities, is an easily recognized place, and it gives the user of the data a good general idea of where the entity is located (if the entity is located in a small municipality, the USPS "city" may be more recognizable than the name of the municipality), and it would be part of the address one would use to send a shipment to the entity's location. Using the USPS acceptable "city" also allows someone to do a logical consistency check between the zip code and the city by using the USPS AIS.

Sometimes an entity may report a city that is not accepted by the USPS, and although TGS has tried to replace those cities with an acceptable alternative, some of them may remain in this dataset.

Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATE
Attribute_Definition:
Two (2) character abbreviation for state associated with the entity's physical address. In almost all cases this is the same as the state where the entity has been depicted geospatially. However, there are cases, particularly where an entity is part of a larger facility that cuts across state lines, where the entity's location may be depicted in a state other than the one indicated in this attribute. Also, the state in which an entity appears to be located may change depending on the scale of the state boundary theme being used.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Official USPS Abbreviations - State Abbreviations
Codeset_Source:
United States Postal Service <http://www.usps.com/ncsc/lookups/usps_abbreviations.html>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ZIP
Attribute_Definition: Five (5) digit USPS zip code for entity's physical location.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name:
USPS Address Information System - Domain is further restricted by only allowing physical (non PO Box) zip codes.
Codeset_Source: United States Postal Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ZIPP4
Attribute_Definition:
Four (4) digit USPS zip code extension. This attribute was automatically assigned using the entity's physical address and USPS address information system (AIS) data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: USPS Address Information System (AIS) - ZIP9
Codeset_Source: United States Postal Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COUNTY
Attribute_Definition: County name where entity is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Codeset_Source: US Department of the Interior - US Geologic Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FIPS
Attribute_Definition:
Five (5) digit FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) Code for the County where entity is located. The first two (2) digits represent the state and the last three (3) digits identify the county within the state.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name:
Federal Information Processing Standards Publications - Counties and Equivalent Entities of the U.S., Its Possessions, and Associated Areas
Codeset_Source:
National Institute of Standards (NIST) <http://www.itl.nist.gov/fipspubs/co-codes/states.txt>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DIRECTIONS
Attribute_Definition:
Directions to entity location, or description of the entity's location.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EMERGTITLE
Attribute_Definition:
Title of person or name of office for emergency point of contact.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EMERGPHONE
Attribute_Definition:
Ten (10) digit telephone number of emergency point of contact formatted as nnn-nnn-nnnn. All alphabetic characters have been translated to the corresponding numeric digit.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Phone numbers, including area code, formatted as nnn-nnn-nnnn. A list of valid area code and exchange combinations can be found at <http://www.nanpa.com>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EMERGEXT
Attribute_Definition: Telephone extension for emergency point of contact.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CONTDATE
Attribute_Definition: Date entity was contacted by TGS.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Date
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CONTHOW
Attribute_Definition: Method by which entity was contacted.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PHONE
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Entity was contacted by phone.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FAX
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Entity was contacted by fax.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MAIL
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Entity was contacted by mail.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: EMAIL
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Entity was contacted by email.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: WEB
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Entity information was gathered and/or verified by official entity website as a last resort.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ALT REF
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Geospatial reference information obtained from local authorities, e.g., downloadable parcel maps, 911 streets, and shapefiles.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GEODATE
Attribute_Definition: Date entity was geocoded by TGS.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Date
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GEOHOW
Attribute_Definition: Method by which entity was geocoded.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: AUTO
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Entity was automatically geocoded.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MANUAL
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Entity was manually geocoded.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ADJUSTED
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Entity was shifted by TGS to an updated set of NAVTEQ streets. This only applies if the entity was manually geocoded by TGS to a previous version of NAVTEQ streets.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PROVIDED
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Entity was geocoded using coordinates provided by the state.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAICSCODE
Attribute_Definition:
NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) Code for entity. NAICS codes (and NAICS Descriptions) have been assigned based upon the entity's primary function, regardless of if that is the function that qualified it to be included in this dataset.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: North American Industry Classification System (NAICS 2002)
Codeset_Source: US Census Bureau - <http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/naics.html>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAICSDESCR
Attribute_Definition:
NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) Description for entity. The "Index Entries" that appear on the NAICS webpage (<http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/naics.html>) are being used to populate this attribute as opposed to the "NAICS Title". While there is a one to one correspondence between NAICS Codes and "NAICS Titles", there is a one to many relationship between NAICS Codes and the "Index Entries". By using the "Index Entries", we have placed the entities that make up this layer into more specific categories; however, the user of this data should be aware that this was not the intended purpose of these "Index Entries". The "Index Entries" were intended as a way to search the NAICS database and as a way of enumerating ways in which establishments falling under the given NAICS Code may be named. Thus, there are often two or more "Index Entries" that are synonyms, for example: "Prisons" and "Penitentiaries". In cases like this, we have standardized on one "Index Entry".

NAICS Descriptions (and NAICS Codes) have been assigned based upon the entity's primary function, regardless of the function that qualified it to be included in this dataset.

Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FIRE DEPARTMENTS (E.G., GOVERNMENT, VOLUNTEER (EXCEPT PRIVATE))
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
FIRE DEPARTMENTS (E.G., GOVERNMENT, VOLUNTEER (EXCEPT PRIVATE)) - [NAICS Code 922160]: Entities that are involved in fire fighting are classified under this description unless they are privately owned, are primarily involved in forest fire fighting, or also operate a rescue service.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE - [NAICS Code 922160]: Entities that are involved in fire fighting and rescue service are classified under this description unless they are privately owned or primarily involved in forest fire fighting.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FIRE FIGHTER TRAINING SCHOOLS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
FIRE FIGHTER TRAINING SCHOOLS - [NAICS Code 611519]: Entities that are primarily involved in training fire fighters are classified under this description.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FIREFIGHTING, FOREST
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
FIREFIGHTING, FOREST - [NAICS Code 115310]: Entities that are primarily involved in forest fire fighting are classified under this description.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: AMBULANCE AND FIRE SERVICE COMBINED
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
AMBULANCE AND FIRE SERVICE COMBINED - [NAICS Code 922160]: Entities providing ambulance services with fire protection service are classified under this description.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS, COMBINED
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS, COMBINED - [NAICS Code 922120]: Entities providing combined police and fire protection service are classified under this description.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FIRE FIGHTING SERVICES AS A COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
FIRE FIGHTING SERVICES AS A COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY - [NAICS Code 561990]: Entities providing fire protection for a commercial facility are classified under this description.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FIRE MARSHALS' OFFICES
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
FIRE MARSHALS' OFFICES - [NAICS Code 922160]: Entities that are fire marshals' offices are classified under this description.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GEOLINKID
Attribute_Definition:
Link ID for the street segment to which the entity was geocoded. Refer to the [ST_VENDOR] and [ST_VERSION] attributes for the street vendor and version that was used to geocode the entity.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: X
Attribute_Definition: Longitude in WGS 84 Decimal Degrees.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -180
Range_Domain_Maximum: 180
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: WGS 84 Decimal Degrees
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Y
Attribute_Definition: Latitude in WGS 84 Decimal Degrees.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -90
Range_Domain_Maximum: 90
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: WGS 84 Decimal Degrees
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ST_VENDOR
Attribute_Definition:
Indicates name of vendor providing original street data used for geocoding.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NAVTEQ
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: NAVTEQ streets were used for geocoding.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: TGS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
TGS drew in a new street segment that does not exist in the file supplied by NAVTEQ.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: <BLANK>
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Entity was geocoded using coordinates provided by the state; therefore, the street vendor is unknown.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ST_VERSION
Attribute_Definition: Indicates the year and quarter of streets used for geocoding.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2006Q3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 2006Q3 NAVTEQ Street Data used for geocoding.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: <BLANK>
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Entity was geocoded using coordinates provided by the state; therefore, the street version is unknown.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GEOPREC
Attribute_Definition: Geocoding precision.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: BLOCKFACE
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Entity is geocoded to correct block and correct side of street per street data indicated by [ST_VENDOR] and [ST_VERSION].
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ONENTITY
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Entity is geocoded on entity rooftop per aerial imagery (in most cases USGS DOQQs).
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: <BLANK>
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Entity was geocoded using coordinates provided by the state; therefore, geocoding precision is unknown.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHONELOC
Attribute_Definition:
Indicates whether the phone number in the phone field rings to the actual location of the entity.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: YES
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Phone number rings to the actual entity location.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NO
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Phone number does not ring to the actual entity location. It might ring to an administrative office or central location.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: <BLANK>
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Unknown - It is not known if the entity's phone number rings to the entity's location.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: QC_QA
Attribute_Definition:
Organization that performed Quality Control/Quality Assurance on the record.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: TGS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
TGS has performed Quality Control/Quality Assurance on the entity record after 01/01/2005.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: <BLANK>
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The record is not TGS added or has not had Quality Control/Quality Assurance performed by TGS, or Quality Control/Quality Assurance was performed prior to 01/01/2005.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATE_ID
Attribute_Definition:
State Fire Station Data ID. For states that contributed data, this attribute is populated with the unique ID used by the state to track Fire Stations. In cases where the state only tracks departments and not stations, duplicate IDs may be possible where TGS has added stations which correspond to a state provided department and, therefore, an identical ID was created.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NBR_STA
Attribute_Definition:
The total number of stations associated with the department.

Null means unknown, not collected, or not applicable.

The values for this attribute have not been verified by TGS.

Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Number
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NUM_PAID
Attribute_Definition:
Number of career paid fire fighters associated with the department.

Null means unknown, not collected, or not applicable.

The values for this attribute have not been verified by TGS.

Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Number
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NUM_VOL
Attribute_Definition:
Number of volunteer non-paid fire fighters associated with the department.

Null means unknown, not collected, or not applicable.

The values for this attribute were provided by individual states and TGS did not verify these values.

Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Number
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TYPE
Attribute_Definition:
Type of facility.

The values for this attribute have not been verified by TGS.

Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CITY
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Indicates fire station is City owned.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CONTRACT FIRE DEPARTMENT
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Indicates facility is a contracted fire department.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CTY/F DIST COMB
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Definition not provided.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: EMS DISTRICT
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Indicates entity is owned by an ems district.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT - DOD
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Indicates facility is associated with the Department of Defense agency of the federal government.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT - EXECUTIVE BRANCH AGENCY
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Indicates facility is associated with an executive branch agency of the federal government.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FIRE DISTRICT
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Indicates facility is associated with a fire district.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FIRE OTHER
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Indicates facility contact type is either unknown, or not applicable.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: LOCAL
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Indicates facility is associated with the local government.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MUNICIPAL FIRE DEPARTMENT
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Indicates facility is associated with the government of a municipality.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PRIVATE OR INDUSTRIAL FIRE BRIGADE
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Indicates facility is a privately owned facility and/or is associated with an industry.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PUBLIC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Indicates facility is publicly funded.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: RURAL FIRE DEPARTMENT
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Indicates facility primarily services rural areas.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: STATE GOVERNMENT
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Indicates facility is associated with the state government.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY OR AIRPORT F.D.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Indicates facility is associated with the Transport Authority and/or primarily services an airport.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: OTHER
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Indicates facility contact type is either unknown, or not applicable.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: <BLANK>
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Unknown or not provided.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CLASS
Attribute_Definition:
Fire Station Classification

The values for this attribute have not been verified by TGS.

Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CAREER
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Indicates entity has only paid career employees.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: COMBINATION
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Indicates entity has a combination of both volunteer and paid employees.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MAINLY PAID PROVIDERS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Indicates entity has mainly paid providers.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MOSTLY CAREER
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Indicates entity has mostly paid career employees.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MOSTLY VOLUNTEER
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Indicates entity has mostly volunteer employees.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PAID
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Indicates entity has only paid employees.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PUBLIC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Indicates entity has employees who are publicly paid.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: VOLUNTEER
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Indicates entity has only volunteer employees.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: <BLANK>
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Unknown or not provided.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ALT_PHONE
Attribute_Definition:
Secondary phone number

The values for this attribute have not been verified by TGS.

Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SPECIALTY
Attribute_Definition:
Indicates the type of specialty units available at the facility.

The values for this attribute have not been verified by TGS.

Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AF_CAREER
Attribute_Definition:
Indicates the number of active career fire fighters.

The values for this attribute have not been verified by TGS.

Attribute_Definition_Source: United States Fire Administration (USFA)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Number
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FAC_ALIAS
Attribute_Definition:
Indicates a secondary name the facility.

The values for this attribute have not been verified by TGS.

Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OCCUPANCY
Attribute_Definition:
Staffing occupancy of facility.

The values for this attribute have not been verified by TGS.

Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LEVEL
Attribute_Definition:
Type of Services Provided

The values for this attribute have not been verified by TGS.

Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Indicates entity has advanced life support capabilities.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: BASIC LIFE SUPPORT
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Indicates entity has basic life support capabilities.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: INTERMEDIATE LIFE SUPPORT
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Indicates entity has intermediate life support capabilities.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Craig Erickson
Contact_Organization: Washington State Department of Health
Contact_Position: GIS Administrator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: PO Box 47904
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98504-7904
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (360)236-4271
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (360)236-4421
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: craig.erickson@doh.wa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday-Thursday 6:30a - 5:00p
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Shapefile
Format_Version_Number: ESRI
Format_Specification: ArcGIS 9.2
File_Decompression_Technique: WinZip
Transfer_Size: 0.020
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <ftp://ftp.doh.wa.gov/geodata/layers/fire_stations.zip>
Fees: None
Turnaround: Within 3 business days if the FTP server is unavailable

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070824
Metadata_Review_Date: 20080324
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Mike Thompson
Contact_Organization: Techni Graphic Systems, Inc.
Contact_Position: Director of Geospatial Datasets
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 2000 Noble Drive
City: Wooster
State_or_Province: OH
Postal_Code: 44691
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 330-263-6222
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 330-263-6294
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mthompson@tgstech.com
Hours_of_Service: 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday, Eastern Time
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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