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FDNY 10 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 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 its 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.
  • 10-09 Off the air
  • 10-10 Current location
  • 10-11 Give a radio test count
  • 10-12 First arriving unit give preliminary
  • 10-14 Roster staffed engine (No longer in use)
  • 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
  • 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 - Cover blown
    • CODE 3 - Smoke issuing under pressure
    • CODE 4 - Transformer fire (manhole or pole mounted)
  • 10-26 Food on stove
  • 10-27 Compactor or incinerator fire
  • 10-28 Subway or railroad fire, emergency or smoke condition
    • CODE 1 - Structural fire
    • CODE 2 - Non-structural fire (e.g. train fire, rubbish on the tracks, etc.)
    • CODE 3 - Non-medical emergency
  • 10-31 Assist civilian - non-medical
  • 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 Unwarranted or unnecessary alarm system activation
    • NO CODE - Unwarranted alarm. Alarm system activation caused by the defective condition of alarm device, equipment or system.
    • CODE 1 - Unnecessary alarm caused by alarm system testing or servicing.
    • CODE 2 - Unnecessary alarm caused by construction activities
    • CODE 3 - Unnecessary alarm caused by ordinary household activities
    • CODE 4 - Unnecessary alarm caused by other known causes (e.g., smoking in unauthorized areas.)
  • 10-36 Automobile accident or emergency
    • CODE 1 - Washdown
    • CODE 2 - Accident - no injuries or washdown
    • CODE 3 - Accident with injuries
    • CODE 4 - Accident requiring extrication
    • NO CODE - All others
  • 10-37 Medical assignment not associated with fire operations
    • CODE 1 - Victim deceased (non-fire related)
    • CODE 2 - Victim not breathing - requires resuscitation
    • CODE 3 - Victim is breathing with illness or injury
    • CODE 4 - Medical assignment where the unit is 10-84, has no patient contact and EMS is on scene.
  • 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)
  • 10-39 FD units standing by at interagency incident, e.g., standing by at a suspicious package
  • 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 structure or structures not intended for dwelling purposes.
  • 10-44 Request for public ambulance
  • 10-45 Fire related injury
    • CODE 1 - Black tag (deceased)
    • CODE 2 - Red tag (life threatening injury)
    • CODE 3 - Yellow tag (non-life threatening injury)
    • CODE 4 - Green tag (walking wounded)
  • 10-47 Request police
  • 10-48 Request police forthwith for harassment
  • 10-51 Cancellation of outside activities
  • 10-60 Major emergency response
    • No Code 5 engines, 3 ladders, 4 battalions chiefs, 1 deputy chief, FAST unit, rescue task force, Rescue Battalion, Safety Battalion, a tactical support unit, a communication unit, Field Comm, and a RAC unit.
    • 10-60 code 1 Major emergency response requiring enhanced technical rescue resources - a 10-60 assignment plus: additional battalion chief, additional rescue task force, Haz Mat Battalion, Haz Mat Tech engine, Haz Mat 1, SOC Logistics unit, SOC Compressor unit, and a Consolidated Edison vacuum truck.
    • 10-60 code 2/2nd Alarm Major emergency response requiring enhanced technical rescue resources, large scale incident - a 10-60 code 1 assignment plus: 5 additional engines, 3 additional ladders, 1 additional battalion chief, air recon chief, additional deputy chief, planning section chief, additional Haz Mat engine, satellite unit, Haz Mat decon support unit, SOC Dewatering unit, and a Mobile Command unit.
  • 10-66 Missing, lost, trapped, or seriously injured member requiring extrication (Increases response by transmission of the next higher alarm, 1 additional deputy chief, 2 battalion chiefs, the collapse unit from the borough of incident, a collapse rescue task force, an additional squad, a SOC Support ladder, a FAST unit, a CFR-D engine, SOC Logistics support van, SOC Compressor truck, SOC Dewatering unit, Public Information officer, EMS division captain, EMS Haz-Tac officer, a BLS ambulance, an ALS ambulance, an EMS Rescue Paramedic ambulance, OMA response physician and a medical officer.) If the cause of the 10-66 is due to a collapse, a signal 10-60 also must be transmitted.
  • 10-70 Water supply required - A notification that the first arriving engine has no positive water source.
  • 10-75 A notification signal transmitted when, in the judgment of the Incident Commander, conditions indicate a fire or emergency that requires a total response of the following units:
    • 4 Engine companies
    • 2 Ladder companies
    • 1 FAST unit
    • 2 Battalion Chiefs
    • 1 Squad company (if available)
    • 1 Rescue company (if available)
  • 10-76 A notification signal transmitted when, in the judgment of the Incident Commander, conditions indicate a fire in a high-rise commercial building requires a total response of the following units:
    • 4 Engine companies
    • 4 Ladder companies
    • 4 Battalion Chiefs
    • 1 Deputy Chief
    • 1 Rescue company
    • 1 Squad company
    • 1 CFR-D Engine company
    • 1 FAST Unit
    • 1 - Communications Unit
    • 1 Field Communications Unit
    • 1 Mask Service Unit
    • 1 Safety Operating Battalion
    • 1 Rescue Operations Battalion
    • 1 Safety Officer
    • 1 High-Rise Support Unit
    • 1 Tactical Support Unit
    • 1 Recuperation and Care unit
    • 1 Public Information Officer
    • 1 Lobby/Systems Control Unit
  • 10-76 2nd ALARM A notification signal transmitted when, in the judgment of the Incident Commander, conditions indicate a fire in a high-rise commercial building requires, in addition to the units assigned on a 10-76, a total response of the following units:
    • 4 Engine companies
    • 2 Ladder companies
    • 3 Battalion Chiefs
    • 1 Deputy Chief
    • 1 Rescue company
    • 1 Satellite Unit
  • 10-77 High-rise multiple dwelling fire. A notification signal transmitted when, in the judgment of the Incident Commander, conditions indicate a fire in a High-Rise Multiple Dwelling requires a total response of the following units:
    • 4 Engine companies
    • 4 Ladder companies
    • 3 Battalion Chiefs
    • 1 Deputy Chief
    • 1 Rescue company
    • 1 Squad company
    • 1 High Rise Nozzle Engine Company IF none of the initial 4 Engine companies have a HRN
    • 1 FAST Unit
    • 1 CFR-D Engine company
    • Field Communications Unit
    • Safety Operating Battalion
    • Rescue Operations Battalion
    • 1 Safety Officer
    • 1 Ventilation Support Unit
  • 10-77 2nd ALARM A Second alarm after the 10-77 signal will cause response of the following units:
    • 4 Engine companies
    • 2 Ladder companies
    • 2 Battalion Chief
    • 1 Communications Unit
    • 1 Tactical Support Unit
    • Mask Service Unit
    • 1 RAC Unit
    • 1 High Rise Unit
    • 1 Satellite Unit
    • Photo Unit
  • 10-80 Haz-Mat incident. The initial notification by field units of a hazardous materials incident. Transmission of the signal 10-80 will serve to warn responders to proceed with caution to avoid entering a restricted area. The FDNY Incident Commander will transmit the appropriate code after size up and evaluation of the incident.
    • NO CODE An incident that can be controlled by the on-scene unit(s) and requires no additional resources. The Haz-Mat Battalion (HB01) and Haz-Mat Co. 1 (HM01) can be contacted via the dispatcher, 800 MHz radio or cell phone for technical information if necessary. HB01 and HM01 may be requested to respond to the incident if necessary.
    • CODE 1 An incident requiring additional resources and/or specialized equipment not carried by regular field units to assist the IC in assessing the hazards and identifying the resources necessary to manage the spill or release. Units dispatched on a 10-80 Code 1 include:
      • Haz-Mat Battalion
      • Haz-Mat Company 1
      • Haz-Tac Conditions Officer
      • Nearest available Haz-Mat Technician Unit
      • Nearest available ALS/BLS Haz-Tac Ambulance
  • 10-84 Announce arrival at box
  • 10-86 Fluoroprotein Foam Operation. Transmitted for a fire or emergency requiring Fluoroprotein foam concentrate in addition to that carried by units on the scene. The following units are to respond:
    • 2 Foam Carriers and associated engine companies
    • 2 Foam Coordinators
    • 1 Satellite Unit and associated engine company
    • 1 Foam Tender and associated engine company
    • 2 Purple K Units and associated engine companies
    • 1 Hazardous Materials Co. 1
    • 1 Hazardous Materials Battalion
    • 1 Hazardous Materials Technician Unit
  • 10-87 High Expansion Foam Operation. Transmitted for a fire or emergency requiring High Expansion foam. The following units are to respond:
    • 3 Foam Carriers and associated engine companies
    • 2 Foam Coordinators
    • 1 Satellite Unit and associated engine company
  • 10-91 Medical Emergency EMS - Fire Unit Not Required - To be transmitted through borough dispatcher by the responding unit when the fire Unit is canceled enroute due to EMS on scene, or EMS downgrades the job to a segment that does not require a Fire Unit response. Note: This signal shall be used only for medical emergency incidents.
  • 10-92 Malicious false alarm
  • 10-99 Units will operate over 30 minutes

Revised 12/16/14