Thread: Radio Ten Codes?
10-29-2000, 10:43 PM #1RascalFirehouse.com Guest
Radio Ten Codes?
I Am Looking For Any Radio Ten Codes,I Have The Las Vegas Police Codes And Seattle Washington And The FDNY,Tell Me Any Radio Ten Codes(Full List)And I Will Email You Any That You Want!I Will Take Sites Too.If You Want The Radio Ten Codes That I Have Give Me Your Email And What Ones You Want With The Codes Or Site!Maybe We Can Work Something Out!Thanks!
P.S. I Am Really Looking Hard For The Las Vegas Fire Department Radio Ten Codes And I Will Send You All 4 The 3 Above And The Full List Of The Las Vegas Police Department It Has A Lot More In It!All 4!
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11-02-2000, 08:05 PM #2firehat87Firehouse.com Guest
Here is a limited list of Houston FD 10-codes that I can recite form memory.
10-10 on air
10-8 in station (I think)
10-24 arson ivestigator
10-87 at hospital
10-97 on location
Signal 71 signal to dispatcher to return extra companies to service
There are a lot of others, but I can not remember them. I have the list at home and I can't remember the website address. Sorry.
01-12-2007, 09:27 PM #3
10-1 Receiving Poorly
10-2 Receiving Well
10-3 Stop Transmitting
10-5 Relay Message
10-6 Busy (Stand By)
10-7 Out of Service
10-8 In Service
10-9 Repeat Conditions Bad
10-11 Talking Too Fast
10-12 Standby for Message
10-19 Returning to Station
10-20 What Is Your Location
10-21 Call by Phone
10-23 Arrived at Scene
10-24 Tap Out Alarm
10-36 Give Correct Time
10-40 At Home Ė Subject to Call by Radio
10-71 Advise Nature & Extent of Fire
10-80 Permission to go to Store
10-90 Need Investigator or Inspector
10-95 Fatality or Possibility at Scene
01-14-2007, 10:12 PM #4firefighter7160Firehouse.com Guest
we now use plain text
Last edited by firefighter7160; 11-21-2007 at 12:31 PM.
01-16-2007, 01:48 PM #5
Codes? We don't need any codes.
NIMS has suggested and taught departments to use plain talk. There are so many 10 codes being used that the all don't mean the same. One county uses this; another next to them uses that. The big cities use this or that or nothing at all.
10-8 means IN SERVICE in most areas and on most code users. If I were to hear that code number, and came from an area that it meant something else, I would be confused.
Ten codes usually can be down loaded from various sources.
Plain talk is so much simpler to understand and you don't have to have a cheat sheet to know what is being said. Beside you donít have to memorize them and can learn something that is more beneficial!
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01-16-2007, 05:39 PM #6
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02-04-2007, 04:14 PM #7
02-09-2007, 09:57 AM #8
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Our dispatcher dispatches 3 fire depts. and also 1 police dept. well the one fire dept. and police dept use 10- codes, there are times that they get confused with who they have dispatched, and there are people on our depts. that don't know the 10- codes that they use, so they have to keep having them repeat things all the time for them.
03-28-2007, 02:25 AM #9
Re: Use of 10-codes
As a former reserve deputy sheriff, and while still being active in fire support activities, I learned our local 10-codes many years ago, and it didn't take very long to do so. Now, about 30 years later, I find that whenever I occasionally listen to our local police channels, I STILL instantly know and understand what they are saying, via the 10-codes, even after all these years. I guess that, to me at least, I'll always readily understand the "language" of the codes, even though I also understand the issues surrounding the differences that exists between various agencies' versions. To me, however, it seems that to use plain English might only extend the amount of time of each transmission, versus the benefit of the brevity that 10-codes provide, which can be crucial in an emergency situation. Brevity, along with the instant recognition of what your local code means, has always been a benefit. I've always thought it sad that the national 10-codes from years ago never remained standardized, instead being changed to suit the tastes of the local agency. In any event, it is a tough question, and will be interesting to see if the idea of using plain English ever takes hold. Thanks for listening...
03-28-2007, 05:32 PM #10
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Using plain language doesn't seem to take any more air time, (enroute, on-scene, cleared from scene) and also the 10 codes don't always convey the whole message. Also if you aren't using them constantly it is tough to keep them straight. We used to keep the basic codes taped to our visor just to remind us.
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