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 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

10-14 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

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 fire

10-28 Railroad fires

  • CODE 1 - NYC Transit System

  • CODE 2 - Non NYC Transit system

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 - 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 - 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

  • 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

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, plane crash, train wreck, etc.)

10-66 Firefighter Maydays / Emergencies

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 Request 4 engines, 2 ladders, 2 BC's, a Rescue and Squad, and a FAST truck (Working fire)

10-76 High-rise building fire (Response of 5 engines, 5 ladders, 4 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 Operations battalion chief, the Safety Operating battalion chief, a safety coordinator, and a command post engine company)

10-77 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, Field Comm unit, and the Safety Operating battalion chief.)

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

10-86 Fluoroprotein Foam Operation

10-87 High Expansion Foam Operation

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 (CPR in Progress)