Flashcards in Comm. Manual, Chapter 8 - Radio codes: Deck (37):
Call your quarters or other unit
A unit is to call its quarters or other unit by telephone.
Return to quarters
A unit is to return to quarters.
Call dispatcher by telephone
A unit is to telephone the dispatcher.
The message has been received, understood and will be complied with.
This message was not understood and should be repeated.
A short pause in transmission will follow.
The verification of an address or location is requested.
A unit leaving the scene of an incident where if had either operated or stood fast is on the air and available.
Code 1 - Used only by a Division or battalion to indicate it is in-service by radio when leaving a qtrs. other than its own at which it had been off the air and to which it's alarms had been routed.
Code 2 - Used by any unit to indicate it is on the air outs if it's response area. When the unit returns to its response area, the dispatcher must be notified again using 10-8.
Off the air
A unit will be out of radio contact. (State the reason: entering the tunnel; visiting qtrs., at a fire or emergency, etc). A 10-8 is to be transmitted, with code if necessary, when radio contact is re-established.
A request is made for a unit's location.
The unit is to acknowledge by giving its present location.
Radio test count
A unit is to count from one to eleven for test purposes.
A request by a Chief Officer or dispatcher for a preliminary report by the first arriving unit. The dispatcher shall relay the report to responding units.
Roster Staffed Engine Company
When an engine staffed with an officer and four FF's is assigned to a structural response, the FF on HW, if unit is in qtrs., shall acknowledge receipt of the alarm via the 10-14 button at the AT/SP or PC/ATS.
Return all Units, except 1 Engine AND 1 Ladder
Return All Units, Except 1 Engine OR 1 Ladder
Proceed at reduced speed
No warning devices are to be used and all traffic regulations are to be observed.
A fire in grass, brush, etc.
Outside Rubbish Fire
A fire in outside rubbish that has not extended to a building.
Abandoned/Derelict Vehicle Fire (ADV)
A fire in a vehicle that has no value other than salvage and no owner can be located.
A fire in a vehicle with plates or in any vehicle having a value greater than that of salvage.
Manhole or Transformer Fire or Emergency
Without Code - situation other than as described in Codes 1, 2, 3 or 4
Code 1 - Fire has extended from a manhole, conduit or transformer
into a building.
Code 2 - Fire has blown one or more manhole covers or smoke is
Issuing from a manhole under pressure.
Code 3 - Smoke is seeping from a manhole.
Code 4 - Fire or smoke condition from a transformer at any location, i.e., pole, vault, room, etc.
Note - Utility Company will dispatch an emergency crew immediately upon receipt of a Code 1 or Code 4 signal.
Food on Stove
Food on the stove or other form of cooking carelessness.
Compactor or Incinerator Fire
Fire has NOT extended from a compactor or shaft.
Subway or Railroad System - Fire, Emergency (non-medical) or Smoke Condition
Code 1 - Structural fire
Code 2 - Non-Structural fire (e.g., train fire, rubbish on the tracks, etc.)
Code 3 - Emergency (non-medical)
All calls for assistance OTHER than medical assignments, including
A unit assigned to protect EMS by diverting traffic at a highway incident,
Good intention calls,
Calls handled by other agencies,
Any type of investigation, searches and complaints,
Elevator emergencies and
Defective Oil Burner
Fire HAS NOT extended from the fire box.
Code 1 - Odor of smoke. A smoke condition caused by a nearby
working fire or fires such as BBQ's, salamanders, etc.
Code 2 - Any other type of odor.
Sprinkler System Emergency
Any type of sprinkler system emergency.
Code 1 - Defective sprinkler device or system
(defective alarm valve, broken pipe, etc.)
Code 2 - Unwarranted sprinkler alarm - NOT defective
(Surge in pressure, people working on the system, etc.)
Code 3 - Sprinkler has been activated by heat source NOT
associated with an accidental fire.
Unwarranted or Unnecessary Alarm System Activation
No code - Unwarranted alarm
Caused by the defective condition of alarm device,
equipment or system (low battery condition, alarm
activations w/o a known cause or when no condition
Is found warranting an emergency response.
Code 1-4 Unnecessary alarm
Alarm device, equipment or system OPERATING
PROPERLY BUT UNNECESSARILY ACTIVATED by lack
of due care.
Do not use this code when there is a fire or other
condition warranting an emergency response.
Code 1 - Unnecessary alarm caused by alarm system testing or
Code 2 - Unnecessary alarm caused by construction activities.
Code 3 - Unnecessary alarm caused by ordinary household
activities (toast, steam, aerosol spray).
Code 4 - Unnecessary alarm caused by other known cause.
(alarm resulting from cigarette smoking in unauthorized
Select appropriate code based on best information available,
whether observed by or reported to responding unit.
Medical Assignment Not Associated w/ Fire Operations
Code 1 - Victim deceased
Code 2 - Victim/Patient is NOT breathing and requires resuscitation
Or may be suffering from a serious, apparently life
Threatening injury or illness.
Code 3 - Victim/patient IS breathing and suffering from a non-
Serious not life threatening injury or illness.
Code 4 - Medical assignment where the unit is 10-84, has no
patient contact and EMS is on scene.
NOTE: Signal 10-45 w/appropriate sub-code shall be transmitted
in lieu of signal 10-37 for thermal burn injuries which
occur as a direct result of heat from a flame.
The officer transmitting signal 10-45 for this type of burn
Injury shall request the response of a Battalion Chief to
Where doubt exists as to which signal to transmit, a
Back shall be requested to respond to the scene.
Vehicle Accident or Emergency WAIT
Code 1 - Vehicle accident or emergency requiring washdown
Code 2 - Vehicle accident, no injuries and no washdown
Code 3 - Vehicle accident with injuries.
Code 4 - Vehicle accident, w/ or w/o injuries, w/a trapped victim
No Code - Vehicle emergency other than described above.
Carbon Monoxide Response
Any type of Carbon Monoxide Response
Code 1 - Detector activation: CO Invest. (low batt., defective detector, unwarranted alarm, etc.)
Code 2 - Detector activation: CO Incident (Meter reading of 1-9 PPM)
Code 3 - Detector activation: CO Emergency (Meter reading of greater than 9PPM)
Code 4 - No detector activation: CO incident or emergency e.g., no detector present in affected area, detector present in affected area but did not activate.
FD standing by
FD units standing by at an interagency incident, e.g., standing by at a suspicious package.
Code 1 - Gas (main leak, leak in structure, def. gas appl.)
Code 2 - Electrical (wires down, sparking fixture, short circuit, etc.)
Code 3 - Water condition - any type of water leak or flooding condition
Code 4 - Steam leak - Any type of steam leak
FM Invest. Req.
Code 1: Occupied structure or vehicle
Request for ambulance response from EMS command. Specify reason and type.