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    Question where to find all the codes

    I want to learn all the codes for the FD. The lieutenant who taught my class last term had an old list that was no longer used. Does anyone know where I can find a list on line? I been looking but not really found any good lists.
    I would also like to learn the EMS alphabet (like the military one Alpha, Beta, Charlie, etc.) I keep just being given the military one.


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    Codes for what??? If you're talking about radio codes,they are department specific. Every department uses different codes to mean different things. Its extremely stupid, yet the fire service is in love of them. I'm sure you will hear the phrase "hundreds of years of tradition uninhibited by progress" at some point in your training. Radio codes a gleaming example.

    So to answer your question, ask someone in your department for a list. There is nothing I nor anyone else here can do to help you with that one.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    I think he means the EMD codes, so without further ado here they are

    1 Abdominal Pain

    1

    A1
    Abdominal Pain
    C1
    Near/Near Syncope <50
    C2
    Femal with Syncope/Near Sycope(12-50)
    C3
    Male with pain above Navel<35
    C4
    Female with pain above Navel<35
    D1
    Not Alert
    2 Allergic/Envenomations (bites/stings)

    2

    A1
    No Difficulty Breathing/Swelling
    A2
    Spider Bite
    B1
    Unknown Statuf (3rd Party Call)
    C1
    Difficulty Breathing/Swelling
    C2
    Special Medications/Injections used
    D1
    Severe Respiratory Distress
    D2
    Not Alert
    D3
    Conditioning Worsening
    D4
    Swarming Attach
    D5
    Snake Bite
    E1
    Ineffective Breathing
    3 Animal Bites/Stings

    3

    A1
    Not Dangerous Body Area
    A2
    Non Recent Injuries(<6 hours)
    A3
    Superficial Bites
    B1
    Possible Dangerous Body Area
    B2
    Serious Hemorrhage
    B3
    Unknown Status (3rd Priority Call)
    D1
    Unconscious or Arrest
    D2
    Not Alert
    D3
    Dangerous Body Area
    D4
    Large Animal
    D5
    Exotic Animal
    D6
    Attack of Mulitple Animals
    4 Assult (A)/Sexual Assult

    4

    A1
    Not Dangerous Body Area
    A2
    Not Recent Injuries (<6 hours)
    B1
    Possible Dangerous Body Aria
    B2
    Serious Injury
    B3
    Unknown Status (3rd Party Call)
    D1
    Unconscious or Arrest
    D2
    Not Alert
    D3
    Abdominal Breathing
    D4
    Dangerous Body Area
    D5
    Multiple Victims
    5 Back Pain

    5

    A1
    Not Traumatic Back Pain
    A2
    Not Recent Traumatic BAck Pain (>6 hours)
    C1
    Syncope/Near Syncope >50
    D2
    Not Alert
    6 Breathing Problem

    6

    C1
    Abnormal Breathing
    C2
    Cardiac History
    D1
    Severe Respiratory Distress
    D2
    Not Alert
    D3
    Clammy
    E1
    Ineffective Breathing
    7 Burns

    7

    A1
    Burns > 18% of Body
    A2
    Fire Alarm Unknown Situation
    A3
    Sun Burn/Minor Burn Hand Size
    B1
    Unknown Status (3rd Partyy Call)
    C1
    Building Fire With People Reported Inside
    C2
    Difficulty Breathing/Swelling
    C3
    Burns < 18% of Body
    D1
    Unconscious or Arrest
    D2
    Severe Respriratory Distress
    D3
    Not Alert
    D4
    Explosion
    D5
    Multiple Victims
    8 Carbon Monoxide/Inhalation/Haz Mat

    8

    A1
    CO Doctor Alarm (w/o priority symptoms)
    B1
    Alert w/o Diffculity Breathing
    C1
    Alert W/ Difficulty Breathing
    D1
    Unconscious or Arrest
    D2
    Severe Respiratory Distress
    D3
    Haz Mat
    D4
    Not Alert
    D5
    Multiple Victims
    D6
    Unknows Status (3rd Priorty Call)
    9 Cardiac/Respiratory Arrest/Death

    9

    B1
    Obvious Death
    D1
    Ineffective Breathing
    E1
    Not Breathing at All
    E2
    Breathing Uncertian
    E3
    Haning
    E4
    Strangulation
    E5
    Suffocation
    E6
    Under Wather
    10 Chest Pain

    10

    A1
    Breathing Normally <35
    C1
    Abnormal Breathing
    C2
    Cardiac History
    C3
    Cocaine
    C4
    Breathing Normally >35
    D1
    Severe Respiratory Distress
    D2
    Not Alert
    D3
    Clammy
    11 Choking

    11

    A1
    Not Choking Now
    D1
    Not Alert
    D2
    Abnormal Breathing
    E1
    Choking Verified
    12 Convulsions/Seizures

    12

    A1
    Not Seizing Now/Breathing Regulary
    B1
    Breathing Regularly but Not Verified >35
    B1
    Pregnancy
    B2
    Diabetic
    B3
    Cardiac History
    D1
    Not Breathing
    D2
    Continuous/Multiple Seizures
    D3
    Irregular Breathing
    D4
    Breathing Regulary But Not Verified <35
    13 Diabetic Problems

    13

    A1
    Alert and Breathing Normally
    C1
    Alert and Breathing Normally
    C2
    Abnomral Behavior
    C3
    Abnormal Breathing
    D1
    Unconcious
    14 Drowing

    14

    A1
    Alert and Breathing Normally
    B1
    Alert and Breathing Normally
    B2
    Unknown Status (3rd Party Call)
    C1
    Alert w/ Abnormal Breathing
    D1
    Unconscious
    D2
    Not Alert
    D3
    Diving/Suspected Injury
    15 Electronic/Lighting

    15

    C1
    Alert and Breathing
    D1
    Unconscious
    D2
    Not Disconnected From Power
    D3
    Power Not Off
    D4
    Long Fall (>6ft)
    D5
    Not Alert
    D6
    Abnormal Breathing
    D7
    Unknown Status (3rd Party Call)
    E1
    Not Breathing
    16 Eye Problems

    16

    A1
    Moderate Eye Injuries
    A2
    Minor Eye Injuries
    A3
    Medical Eye Problems
    B1
    Sever Eye Injuries
    D1
    Not Alert
    17 Falls

    17

    A1
    Not Dangerous Body Area
    A2
    Non Recent Injuries (<6 hours)
    B1
    Possible Dangerous Body Area
    B2
    Serous Body Injuries
    B3
    Unknown Status (3rd Party Call)
    D1
    Dangerous Body Area
    D2
    Long Fall (>6 ft)
    D3
    Not Alert
    D4
    Abnormal Breathing
    18 Headache

    18

    A1
    Breathing Normally
    B1
    Unknown Status (3rd Party Call)
    C1
    Not Alert
    C2
    Abnormal Breathing
    C3
    Speech Problems
    C4
    Sudden Onset of Sever Pain (<3 hours)
    C5
    Numbness or Paralysis
    C6
    Change in Behavior
    19 Heart Problems

    19

    A1
    Heart Rate >50 bpm or <130 bpm
    A2
    Chest Pain <30
    B1
    Unknown Status (3rd Party Call)
    C1
    Fireing of AICD
    C2
    Abnormal Breathing
    C3
    Cheat Pain <35
    C4
    Cardian Histoy
    C5
    Cocaine
    C6
    Heart RAte <50 bpm or >130 bpm
    D1
    Sever Respiratory Distress
    D2
    Not Alert
    D3
    Clammy
    21 Hemorrhage/Laceraterons

    21

    A1
    Not Dangerous Hemorrhage
    A2
    Minor Hemorrhage
    B1
    Possible dangerous Hemorrhage
    B2
    Serious Hemorrhage
    B3
    Bleeding Disorder or Blood Thinners
    C1
    Hemorrhage Through Tubes
    D1
    Dangerous Hemorrhage
    D2
    Not Alert
    D3
    Multiple Victims
    22 Industrial/Machinery Accidents

    22

    B1
    Unknown Status (3rd Party Call)
    D1
    Life Status Questionable
    D2
    Caught in Machinery (unknown status)
    D3
    Multiple Victims
    23 Overdose/Poisoning (Ingestion)

    23

    B1
    Overdose (w/o priortiy symptoms
    C1
    Violence
    C2
    Not Alert
    C3
    Abnormal Breathing
    C4
    Antidepressant
    C5
    Cocaine
    C6
    Narcotics
    C7
    Acitd or Alkali
    C8
    Unknown Status (3rd party Call)
    C9
    Poison Contol requested for Call
    D1
    Unconscious
    D2
    Sever Respiratory Distress
    OMEGA-Poising W/O Priority Symptoms
    (O)-denotes overdose
    (p)-denotes poisoning
    24 Pregnancy/Childbirth/Miscarriage

    24

    A1
    First Trimester Hemorage/Misscarrage
    B1
    Labor (delivery no imminent > 5mo/20weeks
    B2
    Unknown Status (3rd Party Call)
    C1
    Second Trimester Hemmorage/Misscarrage
    C2
    First Trimester Serious Hemmorage
    D1
    Breach or Cord
    D2
    Head Visible/Out
    D3
    Imminate Delivery (> 5mo/20weeks)
    D4
    Third Trimester Hemmorage
    D5
    High Risk Complications
    D6
    Baby Born
    25 Psychiatric/Abnormal Behavioral

    25

    A1
    Non Violent/non-susidal
    B2
    Threating Suicide
    B3
    Near Haning/Strangulation/Suffocation (alert)
    B4
    Unknown Status (3rd Party Call)
    C1
    Violent
    D1
    Not Alert
    26 Sick Person

    26

    A1
    Non Priority Complaints
    A2
    2-B Non Priority Complaints
    B1
    Unknown Status (3rd Party Call)
    C1
    Cardiac History
    D1
    Not Aert
    27 Stab/Gunshot/Penetrating Trauma

    27

    A1
    Non Recent Perpheral Wounds (>6 hours)
    B1
    Non Recent Single Central Wound (<6 hours)
    B2
    Known Single Peripheral Wound (<6 hours)
    B3
    Serious Hemmorage
    B4
    Unknown Status (3rd Party Call)
    D1
    Uncontious or Arrest
    D2
    Not Alert
    D3
    Centeral Wounds
    D4
    Multiple Wounds
    D5
    Multiple Victims
    (S)-denotes stabbing (G)-denotes gunshot
    (p)-denotes penetrating trauma
    28 Stroke

    28

    A1
    Beneath Normal >35
    B1
    Unknown Status (3rd Party Call)
    C1
    Not Alert
    C2
    Abnormal Breathing
    C3
    Speech/Movement Problmes
    C4
    Numbness or Tingling
    C5
    Stroke History
    C6
    Breathing Normally>35
    29 Traffic/Transpatoration Accident

    29

    A1
    First Priority Caller w/Injury to nondangerous body Area
    B1
    Injuries
    B2
    Multiple Victims 1 Unit
    B3
    Multiple Vicitms Multiple Units
    B4
    Serouns Hemmorage
    B5
    Unknown Status (3rd Party Call)
    D1
    Major Incident
    D2
    High Mechanism
    D3
    Haz Mat
    D4
    Pinned (trapped) Victim
    D5
    Not Alert
    30 Traumatic Injuries (specific)

    30

    A1
    Not Dangerous Body Area
    A2
    Non Recnet injuries (<6 hours)
    B1
    Possible Dangerous Body Area
    B2
    Serious Hemmorage
    D1
    Dangerous Body Area
    D2
    Not Alert
    D3
    Abnormal Breathing
    31 Unconscouns/Fainting (near)

    31

    A1
    Sinle/Near Syncopal Episode
    C1
    Alert and Breathing Normally
    C2
    Cardiac History
    C3
    Multiple Syncopal Episode
    C4
    Multiple Near/Syncopla Epsode
    C5
    Female 15-20 w/Abnormal Breathing
    D1
    Uncontous
    D2
    Severe Respatory Distress
    D3
    Not Alert
    E1
    Ineffective Breating
    32 Unknown Problem (Man Down)

    32

    B1
    Standing, Sitting, Moving, or Walking
    B2
    Medical Alert Notifaciton
    B3
    Unknown Status (3rd Party Call)
    D1
    Life Status Questionable
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    There are two main alphabets in use: Military Phonetic and Proper Name.

    Militar Phonetic:
    Alpha
    Bravo
    Charlie
    Delta
    Echo
    Foxtrot
    Golf
    Hotel
    India
    Juliet
    Kilo
    Lima
    Mike
    November
    Oscar
    Papa
    Quebec
    Romeo
    Sierra
    Tango
    Uniform
    Victor
    Whiskey
    Xray
    Yankee
    Zulu

    Proper Name:
    Adam
    Boy
    Charles
    David
    Edward
    Frank
    George
    Henry
    Ida
    John
    King
    Lincoln
    Mary
    Nora
    Ocean
    Paul
    Queen
    Robert
    Sam
    Tom
    Union
    Victor
    William
    Xray
    Yellow
    Zebra

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    Yes both of those were what I was talking about. Thank you. I know police use military. I heard EMS uses proper name. is that correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMS4life View Post
    Yes both of those were what I was talking about. Thank you. I know police use military. I heard EMS uses proper name. is that correct?
    Once again, who uses what is department procedure. There is nothing no nationwide standard for EMS codes, fire codes, language, phonetics, or anything else. You need to ask your department what they use.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    nmfire is so correct. In some areas they are trying to standardize it at least to the county level, but neighboring counties often differ. In my area, we use plain speak so we don't even worry about any of that. With the use of computers (CAD and MDT) we use the radio very seldom. For fires and just to inform dispatch of ALS transports. And dispatch only pretty gives units, location and vague description of the problem (i.e. 38 year old male with diff breathing) over the radio and the rest of the info is on the computer.

    And I've seen those EMD codes before, but I couldn't tell you what any of them are without looking. I doubt anyone on my dept could either. It's just not something we've ever used. Our computer report program pulls in information from the dispatch so it transfers into our reports automatically. Even if we search, it's very vague and we drill down. Before you go through the pains of memorizing every single one of those, find out if it's even needed in your area. Might be some better information to spend that time on committing to memory.

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    It is required in some areas by where I live. that is why I was asking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMS4life View Post
    It is required in some areas by where I live. that is why I was asking.
    What is required?

    Regardless, again you are going to have to ask an actual human being in your department what codes your department uses. This is not a question that the internet can answer for you.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    to know what the codes such as A1, D2, etc. they still are used in the systems here but you can tell what it is without knowing them. I want to know them so its easier for me. I dont see the problem in that.

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