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Fire Department of the City of New York



Radio CODES

  • 10-01 Call your quarters by telephone
  • 10-02 Return to quarters
  • 10-03 Call the dispatcher by telephone
  • 10-04 Acknowledgment
  • 10-05 Repeat
  • 10-06 Stand by
  • 10-07 Verify address
  • 10-08 Available on the air
    • CODE 1: Used by battalion chiefs when leaving a firehouse to which their fire tickets were redirected
    • CODE 2: Used by any unit when they are in service by radio, but not in their first alarm response area
  • 10-09 Off the air
  • 10-10 Current location
  • 10-11 Give a radio test count
  • 10-12 First arriving unit give preliminary
  • 10-13 Fire Marshall needs police assistance
  • 10-14 Roster staffed engine
  • 10-18 Return all units except 1 engine AND 1 ladder
  • 10-19 Return all units except 1 engine OR 1 ladder
  • 10-20 Proceed to box location at reduced speed
  • 10-21 Brush fire
  • 10-22 Outside rubbish fire
  • 10-23 Abandoned derelict vehicle fire
  • 10-24 Auto fire
  • 10-25 Manhole or transformer vault fire
    • CODE 1 - Fire extended into building
    • CODE 2 - Multiple covers blown
    • CODE 3 - Smoke issuing under pressure
  • 10-26 Food on stove
  • 10-27 Compactor fire
  • 10-28 Railroad fire, smoke or emergency
    • CODE 1 - NYC Transit System
    • CODE 2 - Non NYC Transit system
    • CODE 3 - Power to be shut down
    • CODE 4 - Confirm power shut down
    • CODE 5 - Emergency in transit
  • 10-31 Clogged incinerator
  • 10-32 Defective oil burner
  • 10-33 Odor of smoke
    • CODE 1 - Caused by nearby working fire, BBQ's, salamanders, Etc.
    • CODE 2 - Any other type odor
  • 10-34 Sprinkler system emergency
    • CODE 1 - Defective equipment
    • CODE 2 - Unnecessary alarm
    • CODE 3 - Non fire activated
  • 10-35 Alarm system emergency
    • CODE 1 - Defective alarm
    • CODE 2 - Unnecessary alarm
    • CODE 3 - Recorded alarm
  • 10-36 Automobile accident or emergency
    • CODE 1 - Wash down
    • CODE 2 - Accident - no injuries or wash down
    • CODE 3 - Accident with injuries
    • CODE 4 - Accident requiring extrication
    • NO CODE - All others
  • 10-37 Assist civilian - first aid or other calls for assistance
    • CODE 1 - Victim deceased (non-fire related)
    • CODE 2 - Victim not breathing - requires resuscitation
    • CODE 3 - Victim is breathing with illness or injury
    • NO CODE - All others
  • 10-38 Carbon monoxide response
    • CODE 1 - Detector activation (defective, low battery, unwarranted)
    • CODE 2 - Detector activation - CO incident - Readings 1-9 PPM
    • CODE 3 - Detector activation - CO emergency - Readings > 9 PPM
    • CODE 4 - No detector activation during incident or emergency (No detector present or did not activate)
  • 10-40 Utility emergency
  • 10-41 Suspicious fire
    • CODE 1 - Occupied building or vehicle
    • CODE 2 - Unoccupied building
    • CODE 3 - Unoccupied vehicle
    • CODE 4 - Vacant building
  • 10-44 Request for public ambulance
  • 10-45 Serious fire related injury
    • CODE 1 - Victim deceased
    • CODE 2 - Life threatening serious injury
    • CODE 3 - Non-life threatening serious injury
  • 10-47 Request police
  • 10-48 Request police forthwith for harassment
  • 10-51 Cancellation of outside activities
  • 10-60 Major emergency (Bldg. collapse, train wreck, non-airport plane crash, etc.)
  • 10-70 Water relay required - The first arriving engine has no positive water source and a water relay is required.
  • 10-75 Request 4 engines, 2 ladders, 2 BC's, a Rescue and Squad (Working fire), FAST Truck
  • 10-76 Hi rise building fire (Response of 5 engines, 5 ladders, 5 battalion chiefs, 1 deputy, 1 Rescue, Mask Service Unit, Hi-Rise Unit, Field Comm Unit, a Squad, a Tactical Support unit, a RAC unit, the Special Operation battalion chief, the Safety battalion chief, and a command post engine company)
  • 10-80 Haz-Mat incident
    • CODE 1 - Small scale hazard (Level 1 Haz-Mat)
    • CODE 2 - Large scale hazard (Level 2 or 3 Haz-Mat)
  • 10-84 Announce arrival at box
  • 10-85 Fire Marshall requests Police assistance
  • 10-86 Foam operations
    • CODE 1 - Maximum amount of Flouroprotein foam required
    • CODE 2 - Flouroprotein foam required
    • CODE 3 - High Expansion foam required
  • 10-88 Control of fire
    • CODE 1 - Doubtful will hold
    • CODE 2 - Probably will hold
    • CODE 3 - Will hold
    • CODE 4 - Under control
  • 10-91 Emergency with no action taken. Any legitimate request for assistance where the responding FD units are not required to take any action. (I.E. police matters; disputes; Etc.) For medical emergencies, any call where: the patient refuses medical attention (RMA); responding units are canceled en route because EMS is already on the scene; no FD action is taken because EMS arrives simultaneously or shortly after FD arrival.
  • 10-92 Malicious false alarm
  • 10-99 Units will operate over 30 minutes

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