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Quick Reference Codes Guide

Ambulance Codes

01            Urgent message / clear the air

             ambulance officer requires assistance

2              cardiac arrest

3              doctor required at hospital casualty

             deceased

5              arrived at hospital, DOA for certification

             departing hospital for morgue

7              arriving at morgue

8              prefix for terminal cases

9              rescue unit required

10            fire brigade required

11            live wires down, require electricity authority

12            poisonous gas present

13            danger of explosion

14            ambulance involved in a collision

15            patient or ambulance officer injured

16            tow truck required

17            overdose

18            airport alert

19            disaster

20            officers meal break

21            paramedic required

22            morphine administered

23            infectious decease

24            approach with caution, await police arrival

25            suspicious death, advise police

26            Sexual Assault

31            suicide or attempted suicide

MVA      Motor Vehicle Accident

PTO        Patient Transport Officer

MRU      Medical Retrieval Unit

CVA       Cerebro Vascular Accident (stroke)

Type A   HIV positive

SOB         Shortness Of Breath

AAA       Abdominal Aortic Aneurism

 

 

 

R.F.S Codes

EMERGENCY

 

Life Threatening

RED

 

Urgent Fire Message

BLUE

 

General Fire Message

YELLOW

 

Logistics and/or other message

 

1

 

No sign of fire, investigating

 

11

 

False alarm, good intent

2

 

No audible alarm sounding

 

14

 

Stop code for additional brigades ( for a code 4 )

3

 

Audible alarm is sounding

 

15

 

Rubbish alight

4

 

Small Fire in area, 1 Station only required

 

16

 

Returning to station

6

 

Small fire in home

 

17

 

Leaving fire ground to obtain water

7

 

Responding to call

 

18

 

Back on fire ground

8

 

Arrived at destination

 

19

 

Illegal fire

9

 

Available to respond

 

20

 

Spillage

10

 

Deliberate false alarm

 

30

 

MVA - person trapped, fire protection

 

 

 

 

31

 

MVA - fire protection only

 

 

 

 

 

Sheriff Codes

Code

 

Meaning

1

 

Officer requires immediate assistance

2

 

Telephone sender at .........

3

 

General assistance required at

4

 

Officers report to sender at .........

5

 

Duress alarm

6

 

Unidentified incident

7

 

Bank or pay escort

8

 

Do not transmit, listen only

9

 

Protective witness escort

10

 

Persons in custody escort

11

 

Hostage situation

12

 

Fire alarm

13

 

Off air

14

 

Bomb threat

15

 

Stay action on the given court plaint number

16

 

Persons taken into custody to enter recognisance

17

 

Exhibit to be collected and secured

18

 

Possible problem at the given location

19

 

Persons acting suspiciously

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlestown Square Shopping Centre Codes

 

Alpha                     Radio Silence

Grey                        Weapons attack – siege

Black                      Bomb Threat

Red                         Fire

Blue                        Security

Orange                   First Aid

Green                      All Clear

 

 

 

Lake Macquarie Fair Shopping Centre Codes

Red                         Fire        

Black                      Bomb

Blue                        Theft

White                     First Aid

Green                      All Clear

Yellow                    Suspected Person

 

 

 

C.R.E.S.T Codes

9-0                                        change to channel ..............

9 – 1                        on channel and listening (on duty)

9 – 2                        going clear of channel for ............ minutes

9 – 3                        going off duty

9 – 4                        acknowledged

9 – 5                        call me via land line (telephone)

9 – 6                        duty monitor check (used to confirm that monitor is on channel)

9 – 7                        relief required for personal reasons

9 – 8                        please record on tape

9 – 9                        Emergency – assistance required on air

9 – 10                      monitor needs urgent help

9 – 11                      possible hoax

9 – 12                      on channel and available for relay                

9 – 13                      spare

9 – 14                      on channel and mobile, available when required

9 – 15                      cancels 9 – 14

9 – 16                      informing other monitor to stand down

9 – 17     

9 – 18                      monitor handling possible suicide

 

 

 

 

NSWFB Codes

 

RED, RED, RED                    Highest priority

WHITE                                   High message on unreported incident

BLUE                                      High priority

GREEN                                   Medium priority

YELLOW                               Low priority

Code 1 Responding to an incident or move-up

Code 2 Call off given by communication centre

Code 3 On scene of incident or move-up

Code 4 Available for response

Code 5 Returned to station

Code 6 Responding into RFS district

Code 7 Unavailable for response

 

FALSE ALARMS AND FALSE CALLS: OTHER
700          False alarm or false call; insufficient information to classify further

701          Accidental activation of Break Glass Alarm or Manual Control Point

702          Alarm operated due to extreme weather conditions storm conditions, lightning, thunder, heat, etc

706          Council or water supply authority causes pressure surge through mains system

707          Alarm operated due to power surge/spike or short circuit

709          False alarm or false call; not classified above

 

MALICIOUS/MISCHIEVOUS FALSE ALARMS
711          Malicious false alarm/call (No longer used as of june 2004)


BOMB SCARES
721          Bomb scare - no bomb - including presence of parcel resembling a bomb(No longer used as of june 2004)

 

SUSPECTED MALFUNCTIONS MONITORED BY DIRECT LINK TO NSWFB OR AFA SERVICE PROVIDER (eg TYCO, FFE, ROMTECK, APS or FMS)

731          Sprinkler suspected malfunction including water pressure fluctuations and equipment fault monitored by fire service

732               Smoke detector malfunction - monitored by fire service

733               Heat detector malfunction - monitored by fire service

734               Sprinkler suspected malfunction includes water pressure fluctuations and equipment fault monitored by AFA Service Provider

735          Smoke detector suspected malfunction includes continuous or intermittent fault in detector, wiring or FIP monitored by AFA Service Provider

736          Heat detector suspected malfunction includes continuous or intermittent fault in detector, wiring or FIP monitored by AFA Service Provider

738          Alarm system suspected malfunction includes fault in wiring, alarm panel, inadequate maintenance, etc

739          Alarm system suspected malfunction not classified above

 

SUSPECTED MALFUNCTIONS IN LOCAL ALARM SYSTEM NOT MONITORED BY NSWFB OR AFA SERVICE PROVIDER

741          Sprinkler suspected malfunction non-monitored premises

742          Smoke detector suspected malfunction non-monitored premises

743          Heat detector suspected malfunction non-monitored premises

744          Gas detector suspected malfunction non-monitored premises

745               False alarms generated from a private security company domestic and residential premises, eg alarm bell ringing

746               False alarms generated from a private security company commercial premises, eg alarm bell ringing


SIMULATED CONDITION
751         
Smoke detector operated no fire smoke from other location

752          Heat detector operated no fire heat from other location

753          Gas detector operated no gas detected

756          Coking fumes toast, foodstuffs, etc

758          Simulated conditions incense, candles, sparklers, smoke machine, etc

759          Simulated conditions no fire; not classified above

 

ACCIDENTAL ALARMS NOT INVOLVING A SUSPECTED MALFUNCTION MONITORED BY NSWFB OR AFA SERVICE PROVIDER

760          Unintentional alarm not involving a malfunction insufficient information to classify further

763          Failure to notify of test

764          Incorrect test by service company personnel
765          Storm induced voltage surge

766          Alarm activation due to poor building maintenance dust, cobwebs, insects, etc

767          Alarm activation due to aerosol use hair spray, insecticides, etc

768          Alarm activation due to steam shower, bath, sauna, steam room, etc

769          Unintentional alarm - not involving a malfunction - not classified above


MONITORED ALARM SYSTEM - FIRE INDICATOR PANEL
770          "Fire indicator panel, insufficient information to classify further"
771          "Fire indicator panel not activated, Alarm Service Equipment (ASE) not activated"
772          "Fire indicator panel activated, ASE not activated"
773          "Fire indicator panel not activated, ASE activated"
779          "Fire indicator panel, not classified above"

 

 

 

 

St John Ambulance Codes

1              Officer in trouble, police required urgently

2              Patient in cardiac arrest

3              Doctor required at hospital / casualty / first-aid centre

4              Patient deceased, police required at scene

8              Prefix for terminal case

9              Rescue unit required

10            Fire Brigade Required

11            Live wires down, contact power authority

12            Poisonous gas

13            Danger of explosion

17            Overdose

19            Disaster situation

20            Meal break

30            Analgesic gas team required

31            Doctor required at scene

32            Oxygen required

33            Stretcher party required

34            Ambulance required

35            Ambulance arrived on scene

36            Supervising officer required

37            Police required

               

 

 

Westfield Codes

 

Black -                    Bomb Threat
Blue -                      Disturbance
Green -                   All OK
Red -                       Fire
Red Red Red -       Confirmed Fire
Yellow -                 Theft/fraud
Orange -                 First Aid
Grey -                     Assault with Weapon
Purple -                  Lost Child or Parents
White -                  Person of Interest
1 -                            Security Escort

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