Fire Department of the City of New York
Radio "10 CODES"

10-01   Call your quarters or other unit (specify)

10-02   Return to quarters

10-03   Call the dispatcher by telephone

10-04   Acknowledgment

10-05   Repeat message

10-06   Stand by

10-07   Verify address/location

10-08   In service by radio

            CODE 1: Used by division or 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   Unit location

10-11   Radio test count

10-12   First arriving unit give preliminary report

10-14   Roster staffed engine company (one officer & four firefighters)

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 (ADV)

10-24   Auto fire

10-25   Manhole or transformer vault fire

            CODE 1 - Fire extended into building

            CODE 2 - One or multiple covers blown or smoke issuing under pressure

            CODE 3 - Smoke seeping from cover

            CODE 4 - Fire or smoke condition from a transformer at any location (pole, vault, room, etc)

                 (Utility company will dispatch an emergency crew immediately on receipt of a Code 1 or 4)

            NO CODE - All others

10-26   Food on stove

10-27   Compactor fire

10-28   Subway/railroad fire, smoke or emergency

            CODE 1 - Structural fire

            CODE 2 - Non-structural fire (train fire, rubbish on tracks, etc)

            CODE 3 - Emergency (non-medical)

            NO CODE - All others

10-31   Clogged incinerator

10-32   Defective oil burner

10-33   Odor condition

            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 (valve, pipe, etc)

            CODE 2 - Unnecessary alarm (non-defective)

            CODE 3 - Non-fire activated (other heat source)

            NO CODE - All others

10-35   Alarm system emergency

            CODE 1 - Defective alarm

            CODE 2 - Unnecessary alarm (non-defective)

            CODE 3 - Recorded alarm

            NO CODE - All others

10-36   Vehicle accident or emergency

            CODE 1 - Requiring washdown

            CODE 2 - Accident - no injuries or washdown

            CODE 3 - Accident with injuries

            CODE 4 - Accident requiring extrication

            NO CODE - All others

10-37   Assist civilian - non-fire first aid or other calls for assistance

            CODE 1 - Victim deceased

            CODE 2 - Victim not breathing & requires resuscitation or other life threatening injury or illness

            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 alarm)

            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)

10-39   FD Standing by at interagency incident (suspicious package, etc)

10-40   Utility emergency

            CODE 1 - Gas

            CODE 2 - Electric

            CODE 3 - Water condition

            CODE 4 - Steam leak

10-41   Suspicious fire

            CODE 1 - Occupied building or vehicle

            CODE 2 - Unoccupied building

            CODE 3 - Unoccupied vehicle

            CODE 4 - Vacant building (if squatters use Code 1)

10-44   Request for public ambulance (specify reason)

10-45   Civilan DOA or serious fire related injury (use mixer off for injured firefighter)

            CODE 1 - Victim deceased

            CODE 2 - Life threatening serious injury

            CODE 3 - Non-life threatening serious injury

            CODE 4 - Non-serious injury/ambulatory

10-47   Request police (specify crowd, traffic, security, apprehension)

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.)

10-66   Missing, lost, trapped or seriously injured firefighter requiring extrication

10-70   Water supply relay required - The first arriving engine has no positive water source and a water relay is required.

10-75   Notification of a Fire or Emergency (Request 4 engines, 2 ladders, 2 BC's, a Rescue and Squad (Working fire), FAST Truck)

10-76   Notification of a Fire in a Hi-Rise Bldg (Response of 4 engines, 4 ladders, 4 battalion chiefs, 1 each Deputy Chief, Rescue Co., Mask Service Unit, Hi-Rise Unit, Field Comm Unit, a Squad, a Tactical Support unit, a RAC unit, the Rescue Operations Battalion chief, the Safety battalion chief, and a Lobby Control Unit engine company)

10-77   Notification of a Fire in a Hi-Rise OMD [occupied multiple dwelling] (Response of 4 engines, 4 ladders, 3 Battalion Chiefs, 1 each Deputy Chief, rescue, squad, the Special Operations battalion chief, a safety coordinator, Field Comm unit and the Safety Operating battalion chief)

10-80   Haz-Mat incident - Incident can be controlled by the on scene unit(s)- no additional resources required.

            CODE 1 - Incident requires additional resources not carried by regular field units to mitigate a spill or release that requires specialized training, knowledge, equipment or PPE. No contamination of civilians or responders.

            CODE 2 - Incident involves a spill or release with four (4) or less contaminated civilians or responders. Additional Haz-Mat resources required for possible rescue, mitigation and decontamination.

            CODE 3 - Incident where five (5) or more civilians or responders are contaminated and additional resources above the Code 2 level are needed.

            CODE 4 - Mass Decontamination Response to decontaminate a large number of victims as quickly as possible. A Mass Decon Task Force is dispatched.

            NO CODE Controlled by on-scene units

10-84   First unit to arrive at box

10-85   Fire Marshal requests Police assistance

10-86   Flouroprotein Foam Operation, transmitted for operations requiring foam concentrate in addition to that carried by units on scene. The assignment includes: two foam carriers*; one satellite unit*; foam tender*, two foam coordinators  (battalion chiefs) and two Purple-K units*. [*the assigned engine company or it's designated backup responds with the unit.]

10-87   High Expansion Foam Operation. The assignment includes: three foam carriers*; one satellite unit* and two foam coordinators (battalion chiefs). [*the assigned engine company or it's designated backup responds with the unit. The foam tender does not respond on this signal.]

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 (specify reason)


UPDATED  10/5/2009