Appendix A. Radio Dispatch Codes from Select Law Enforcement and Emergency Response Agencies
|A-1||Revised Official APCO Ten Signals|
|A-2||California Highway Patrol Radio Codes|
|A-3||Dallas PD Radio Signal Codes|
|A-4||F.D.N.Y. Radio Codes|
|10-1||Unable To Copy Re-Locate||10-47||Emerg. Road Repairs Needed|
|10-2||Signals Good||10-48||Traffic Standard Repair|
|10-3||Stop Transmitting||10-49||Traffic Light Out|
|10-4||Acknowledgement||10-50||Traffic Accident-F, PI, PD|
|10-6||Busy Stand-By||10-52||Ambulance Needed|
|10-7||Out Of Service||10-53||Road Blocked|
|10-8||In Service||10-54||Livestock On Highway|
|10-10||Fight In Progress||10-56||Intoxicated Person|
|10-11||Dog Case||10-57||Hit & Run--F, PI, Pd|
|10-12||Stand By (stop)||10-58||Direct Traffic|
|10-13||Weather & Road Report||10-59||Convoy Or Escort|
|10-14||Report Of Prowler||10-60||Squad In Vicinity|
|10-15||Civil Disturbance||10-61||Personnel In Area|
|10-16||Domestic Trouble||10-62||Reply To Message|
|10-17||Meet Complainant||10-63||Prepare To Make Written Cpy.|
|10-18||Complete Assgn. Quickly||10-64||Message For Local Del.|
|10-19||Return To ---------||10-65||Net Message Assgn.|
|10-21||Call----By Telephone||10-67||Clear To Read Net Msg.|
|10-23||Arrived At Scene||10-69||Message Received|
|10-24||Assignment Completed||10-70||Fire Alarm|
|10-25||Report In Person To----||10-71||Advise Nature Of Fire (size, type, contents of bldg.)|
|10-26||Detaining Subject, Expid||10-72||Report Progress On Fire|
|10-27||Drivers License Info.||10-73||Smoke Report|
|10-29||Check Records For Want||10-75||In Contact With|
|10-30||Illegal Use Of Radio||10-76||En Route|
|10-31||Crime In Progress||10-77||ETA|
|10-32||Man With Gun||10-78||Need Assistance|
|10-35||Major Crime Alert||10-84||If Meeting----Advise ETA|
|10-36||Correct Time||10-85||Will Be Late|
|10-37||Inves. Susp. Vehicle||10-87||Pick Up Checks For Dist.|
|10-38||Stopping Susp. Vehicle (give complete discript)||10-88||Advise Telephone # Of----|
|10-39||Urgent (light/siren)||10-90||Bank Alarm|
|10-40||Silent Run||10-91||Unnecessary Use Of Radio|
|10-41||Beginning Tour Of Duty||10-93||Blockade|
|10-42||Ending Tour Of Duty||10-94||Drag Racing|
|10-44||Request Permission To Leave Patrol---For---||10-98||Prison/Jail Break|
|10-45||Animal Carcass In Road||10-99||Records Indicate Want/Stolen|
|1013||Advise Road Or Weather Conditions|
|1039||Message Or Item Delivered|
|1110||Take A Report|
|1166||Defective Traffic Signals|
|1179||Accident - Ambulance Responding|
|1180||Accident - Major Injury|
|1181||Accident - Minor Injury|
|1182||Accident - Property Damage|
|1185||Tow Truck Required Or Requested|
|2||Witness||35||Emergency Blood Transfer*|
|3||Hang up call||36||Abandon Child|
|4||911 Hang up||37||Street Blockage|
|6G||Random Gunfire||39||Racing, Speeding|
|6X||Major Disturb.||41-40||Kidnapping in Progress|
|9||Theft||44||Person in Danger*|
|16||Injured Person||55||Traffic Violation|
|18||Fire Alarm||56||Out to Station|
|19||Shooting*||57||Out to Garage|
|21||Holdup Alarm||59||Follow-Up Investigation|
|22||Animal Complaint||60||Special Assignment|
|23||Parking Viol.||61||Foot Patrol|
|24||Abandonded Prop||62||Public Service|
|25||Criminal Assault||63||Cover Element|
|26||Missing Person||64||Radio Shop|
|27||Dead Person||65||Use Telephone|
|28||Sick Person||66||End Duty Tour|
|29||Open Building||67||Monitor Radio|
|30||Prisoner||41-20||Robbery in Progress*|
|31||Crim. Mischief||41-25||Criminal Assault in Progress*|
|32||Sus. Person||41-40||Kidnapping in Progress*|
Communication Codes are as follows:
- Code 1: Normal Response (no lights or sirens)
- Code 3: Emergency Lights & Sirens
- Code 4: Disregard
- Code 5: En Route
- Code 6: Arrived
- Code 10: Known Offender
- Code 10C: Known Dangerous Offender
- Code 10W: Felony Warrant
- Code 10X: Stolen Vehicle
|10-1||Call Your Quarters or Other Unit|
|10-2||Return to Quarters|
|10-3||Call Dispatcher by Telephone|
|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.
A request is made for a unit's location. The unit is to acknowledge by giving its present location.
|10-11||Radio Test Count|
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.
|10-22||Outside Rubbish Fire|
|10-23||Abandon/Derelict Vehicle Fire (ADV)
A fire in a vehicle which 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.
|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.
|10-26||Food on Stove|
Fire has not extended from compactor or shaft
|10-28||Subway or Railroad System - Fire, Emergency or Smoke Condition
Code 1 - NYCTA.
Code 2 - Other than NYCTA.
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.
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
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 in structure; effective 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.)
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.
Police Response for Harassment
Cancellation of Outside Activities
|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 Rescue 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.)
High-Rise Multiple Dwelling Fire
|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.
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)
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 at 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.