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Code 10-1 thru 10-25

10-1 CALL YOUR QUARTERS OR OTHER UNIT
10-2 RETURN TO QUARTERS
10-3 CALL DISPATCHER BY TELEPH­ONE
10-4 ACKNOW­LED­GEM­ENT
10-5 REPEAT MESSAGE
10-6 STAND BY
10-7 VERIFY ADDRES­S/L­OCA­TION
10-8 IN-SERVICE BY RADIO - This signal is also used when the AT/SP is not in service and a unit is leaving quarte­rs:
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 1 Used only by a Division or Battalion to indicate it is in-service by radio when leaving a quarters other than its own at which it had been off the air and to which alarms had been routed.
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 2 Used by any unit to indicate it is on the air outside its response area. When the unit returns to its response area, the dispatcher must be notified again using 10-8.
10-9 OFF THE AIR A unit will be out of radio contact. (State the reason: entering tunnel; visiting quarters; at a fire or emergency, etc.) A **10-8 is to be transm­itted, with code if necessary, when contact is re-est­abl­ished.
10-10 UNIT LOCATION A request is made for a unit's locati­on.** The unit is to acknow­ledge by giving its present location.
10-11 RADIO TEST COUNT
10-12 PRELIM­INARY REPORT
A request by a chief officer or dispatcher for a prelim­inary report by the first arriving unit. The dispatcher shall relay the report to the responding units.
10-13 FIRE MARSHALL NEEDS ASSISTANCE Urgent Assist by NYPD.
10-14 ROSTER STAFFED ENGINE COMPANY
Use by roster staffed Engine Companies when acknow­ledging a structural response.
10-18 RETURN ALL UNITS, EXCEPT 1 ENGINE AND 1 LADDER
Transm­itted for a fire or emergency, when in the judgment of the officer in command, conditions indicate that 1 Engine and 1 Ladder company are required. No further assistance is necessary. If the required unit(s) has not arrived, they will be notified by the dispatcher to continue responding to the location. Other responding units shall return to quarters or previous activity. The Battalion Chief need not continue to the scene after a 10-18 has been transm­itted unless he deems it necessary. This decision must be based, in part, on the experience level of the officer transm­itting the signal. Battalion Chiefs are to notify the dispatcher that they are 10-8 when not continuing in on a 10-18.
10-19 RETURN ALL UNITS, EXCEPT FOR 1 ENGINE OR LADDER
Transm­itted for a fire or emergency, when in the judgment of the officer is command, conditions indicate that 1 Engine or 1 Ladder Company is required. No further assistance is necessary. If the required unit(s) has not arrived they will be notified by the dispatcher to continue responding to the location. Other responding units shall return to quarters or other activity. The Battalion Chief need not continue to the scene after a 10-19 has been transm­itted unless he deems in necessary. This decision must be based, in part, on the experience level of the officer transm­itting the signal. Battalion Chiefs are to notify the dispatcher that they are 10-8 when not continuing in on a 10-19.
10-20 PROCEED AT REDUCED SPEED No warning devices are to be used and all traffic regula­tions are to be observed.
10-21 BRUSH FIRE
10-22 OUTSIDE RUBBISH FIRE
10-23 ABANDO­N/D­ERELICT VEHICLE FIRE (ADV) A fire in a vehicle which has no value other than salvage & no owner can be located.
10-24 AUTO FIRE A fire in a vehicle with plates or in any vehicle having a value greater than that of salvage.
10-25 MANHOLE or TRANSF­ORMER VAULT FIRE
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 1 Fire has extended from the manhole or conduit 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.

Codes 10-26 through 10-49

10-26 FOOD ON STOVE
10-27 COMPACTOR FIRE
Fire has not extended from compactor or shaft.
10-28 SUBWAY OR RAILROAD SYSTEM - FIRE, EMERGENCY OR SMOKE
    ­CO­NDITION (CODE REQUIR­ED)**
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 1 NYCTA.
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 2 Other than NYCTA.
10-31 CLOGGED INCINE­RATOR
Fire has not extended from shaft.
10-32 DEFECTIVE OIL BURNER
Fire has not extended from fire box.
10-33 ODOR OF SMOKE
A smoke condition caused by a nearby working fire or fires such as barbecues, salama­nders, etc.
10-34 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 system, etc.)
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 3 Sprinkler has been activated by heat source not associated with an accidental fire.
10-35 ALARM SYSTEM EMERGE­NCY
Other than a sprinkler system.
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 1 Defective alarm device or system.
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 2 Unwarr­anted alarm. Not defective (accid­entally activated by cigarette smoke; low battery, etc.)
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 3 Recorded alarm.
10-36 AUTOMOBILE EMERGE­NCY
Any type of automobile accident or washdown of a fuel spill.
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 1 Washdown
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 2 No injury or washdown
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 3 Injury
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 4 Extric­ation
10-37 ASSIST CIVILIAN
First Aid or other call for assist­ance.
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 1 Victim deceased
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 2 Victim not breath­ing
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 3 Victim injured
10-38 CARBON MONOXIDE RESPONSE
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 1 DETECTOR ACTIVA­TION- Defective, low battery, unwarr­anted.
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 2 CO INCIDENT - Readings from 1 - 9 PPM.
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 3 CO EMERGE­NCY - Readings over 9 PPM.
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 4 No detector activation during incident or emerge­ncy.
10-40 GAS OR ELECTRICAL EMERGE­NCY
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 1 Gas Emerge­ncy. (Gas main leak; gas leak instru­cture; defective gas appliance; etc.)
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 2 Electrical emerge­ncy. (Wires down; sparking fixture; short circuit; etc.)
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 3 Water condit­ion.
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 4 Steam leak.
NOTE: Do not use 10-40 where the emergency causes a structural fire.
10-41 SUSPICIOUS FIRE (CODE REQUIR­ED)
Fire Marshall invest­igation is required.
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 1 Occupied Structure or Vehicle.
A Structure (comme­rcial, reside­ntial, public), or vehicle (car, bus or train) which is occupied at the time of the fire. This also includes a vacant apartment in an occupied building, or a store with a dwelling above.
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 2 Unoccupied Struct­ure. A structure (comme­rcial, reside­ntial, public) normally occupied which is unoccupied at the time of the fire.
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 3 Unoccupied Vehicle. A vehicle (car, bus or train) with or without plates which is unoccupied a the time of the fire.
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 4 Vacant Struct­ure. A vacant building or building under constr­uction or demoli­tion. (If there are squatters or workmen in structure, transmit a CODE 1.)
10-44 PUBLIC AMBULA­NCE
A request for a public ambulance. Specify the reason.
10-45 D.O.A. OR SERIOUS INJURY
Transm­itted IMMEDI­ATELY upon the discovery of a fatality or serious injury at a fire or emergency. This shall be followed as soon as possible with the approp­riate Code and the number of victims.
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 1 Victim Deceased
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 2 Victim suffering serious injury. (Appar­ently life threat­ening)
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 3 Victim suffering serious injury. (Appar­ently NOT life threat­ening.)
;**NOTE: Do not transmit this signal for minor injuries.
10-47 POLICE RESPONSE
Police assistance is needed for crowd or traffic control, security, appreh­ension, etc. (specify reason)
10-48 POLICE RESPONSE FOR HARASS­MENT
Firefi­ghters are being harassed an police assistance is needed immedi­ately.
 

Code 10-51 thru 10-99

10-51 CANCEL­LATION OF OUTSIDE ACTIVI­TIES
Transm­itted when outside activities are to be canceled. When the conditions that caused suspension of outside activi­ties, the following message will be transm­itted by radio, voice alarm and telepr­inter: "All units shall resume outside activity forthw­ith."
10-60 MAJOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Transm­itted for a collapse, airplane crash (except airport crash boxes 0037-L­aGu­ardia Airport, and 0269- Kennedy Airport) train derail­ment, or similar emergency with the potential for multiple casual­ties. The following will respond. 3 Engines, 2 Ladders, 3 Rescue Companies (including Res3cuE with the Collapse Unit) 5 Battalion Chiefs, 1 Tactical Service Unit, HazMat, Field Commun­ica­tions Unit, Squad Company 1 with Technical Response Vehicle, 1 Deputy Chief, 1 Safety Battalion.
10-70 WATER RELAY REQUIRED
A notifi­cation that the first arriving engine has no positive water source and a water relay is required.
10-75 NOTIFI­CATION OF A FIRE OR EMERGE­NCY
A notifi­cation signal transm­itted when, in the judgment of the officer in command, conditions indicate a fire or emergency that requires a total response of the following units: 4 Engines, 2 Ladders, 2 Battalion Chiefs, 1 Rescue Company and Squad Company. Officers transm­itting a 10-75 shall also state if it is for a fire or emergency and if a building is involved along with the type of building.
10-76 NOTIFI­CATION OF A FIRE IN A HIGH-RISE BUILDING
A notifi­cation signal transm­itted when, in the judgment of the officer in command, conditions indicate a fire in a high-rise building that requires a total response of the following units: 5 engines (1 is CFR), 5 Ladders (1 is fast), 3 Battalion Chiefs­,Engine 3 and High Rise Unit, 1 Deputy Chief, Field Commun­ica­tions Unit, 1 Rescue Company, Mask Service Unit, PIO, Command Post Company, 1 Squad company, 1 Tac unit. (restr­icted use of Citywide frequency, for operation of the High-Rise repeater.)
10-77 HIGH-RISE MULTIPLE DWELLING FIRE
High-rise multiple dwelling fire (Response of 5 engines, 5 ladders, 3 battalion chiefs, 1 deputy, 1 rescue, 1 squad, the Special Operations battalion chief, a safety coordi­nator, transm­itted by the Incident Commander after size up and and the Safety Operating battalion chief.)
10-80 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENT
The Initial notifi­cation by field units of a hazardous materials incident. Responders are to proceed with caution to avoid entering a restricted area. Code will transm­itted by the Incident Commander after size up and evalua­tions of the incident.
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 1 An incident confined to a small area and which does not pose an immediate threat to life or proper­ty. Can be controlled by a unit or units up to and including: 3 Engines, 2 Ladders, and 2 Battalion Chiefs.
C    CODE 2 An incident involving a greater hazard or larger area which posses a potential threat to life or property. Following units will respond: 3 Engines, 2 Ladders, 2 Battalion
Chiefs, 1 Deputy Chief, HazMat Company 1, 1 Safety Battalion and Field Commun­ica­tions Unit.
10-84 UNITS ARRIVED AT SCENE
All units shall IMMEDI­ATELY transmit a 10-84 by Radio or MDT when arriving at the box of the incident. Other signals should not be given with the 10-84 except where the situation is apparent on arrival. This signal must be followed within 5 minutes by a prelim­inary report including the approp­riate radio code signal or additional inform­ation by first arriving unit. Fire commanders and Chiefs within their command are to take necessary steps to insure that units are transm­itting the 10-84 signal for responses. Chief officers shall transmit a 10-84 upon their arrival at an alarm.
10-85 FIRE MARSHALL REQUIRES ADDITIONAL UNITS
Used for additional units (other than NYPD - See 10-13)
10-86 FOAM OPERAT­ION
Transm­itted for a fire or emergency requiring any type of foam concen­trate in addition to that carried by units on the scene. The following are to respond: 2 Foam Carriers, 1 Satellite Hose Wagon, 1 Foam Coordi­nator (Batt.C­hief).
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 1 Maximum amount of Flouro­protein foam requir­ed.
In addition to units on the 10-86 the remainder of the Foam Carriers and all Bulk Foam Units will respond.
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 2 Flouro­protein foam requir­ed. In addition to units on 10-86 the remainder of the Foam Carriers will respond.
 ­ ­ ­ ­CODE 3 High Expansion Foam required. The High Expansion Foam Unit will respond. Units on 10-86 will also respond.
NOTE: On all Special Calls for foam (Foam carrier or High Expansion Foam) the associated Engine Company will respond with both pieces of apparatus and all members.
10-91 EMERGENCY; FD NOT REQUIR­ED.
10-92 MALICIOUS FALSE ALARM
Indicates that a false alarm was transm­itted with malicious intent.
10-99 UNITS WILL BE OPERATING FOR A LEAST 30 MINUTES
An operating unit or all units at an incident will be unavai­lable for at least 30 minutes. The unit(s) is to state the reason it will not be available.

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