Thread: what is 5555?

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    Default what is 5555?

    I have seen this posted. Is it a nyfd code of some kind?

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    5-5-5-5 Is the bell signal for a fallen firefighter and officially means to lower flags to half mast. It was originally used on the old bell system where that series of bells was rung out not is is more like a radio message.

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