Nassau fire codes/signals
Darkstar350, Sun May 13 2018, 01:59am

I understand that Signal 13 means job completed and Signal 18 means in service/available for calls
Also from what i understand Signal 7 means out of service as does Signal 19
So i get how FD will often times combine signals such as "13-18" meaning done with the previous call, available for new calls
"13-7" is also common - which would designate job completed ,now off the road/out of service
But it seems that Signal 19 is usually used when out of service due to a mechanical issue
Is there something im missing here or do both of the out of service signals actually mean 2 different things?

Also - Code 1 = medic is responding
Code 3 = Lights and sirens?...





Re: Nassau fire codes/signals
Nawton!, Sun May 13 2018, 02:17pm

I believe the code signals as listed elsewhere on this site are more or less correct: [link]
Signal 7 releases the men in the stations (to go home).

Re: Nassau fire codes/signals
Darkstar350, Sun May 13 2018, 07:16pm

Oh ok so basically Signal 7 is not exactly out of service due to mechanical reasons or assigned to something like a parade but it means simply just to go home/off the road

Also its probobly not heard much but i think its signal 40-something (either 45 or 49 im not quite sure) which means either the medical patient has died or is in critical condition
I know different departments tend to use different signals such as Signal 99 can mean multiple things - one department i recall was using it for smoke showing

Im sure many know this already but ive noticed that Signal 91 which means MOS involved(usually for a medical call) is also sometimes used as "Code 91"

I have been hearing units say something like this when enroute for example "123 is 21 code 1 and 2 " which i would guess indicates a medic along with 2 other firefighters on board?...




Re: Nassau fire codes/signals
ipfd320, Mon May 14 2018, 06:09am

OK We Will Start with Signal 7--Is Release Manpower Waiting at Stations This is Used when Units are Becoming Available or by Chiefs Orders

{QUOTE}**(Also from what i understand Signal 7 means out of service as does Signal 19)**---

Completely Different---Sig 19 Means Unit is Leaving the Fire Area District But can Respond from the Neighboring Area

Signal 17 /19 Means Unit is Out of Service and Out of District

Signal 13/18 Means Unit (s) are Returning to Quarters & Available for Duty

You Are on the Right Track Signal 17 is Unit is Out of Service--Can be Mechanical / Long Duration Drilling / Special Detail Etc.

Signal 91 is in Certain Departments MOS or Immediate Family Member Call--It Could be a Rescue / Fire / MVA --Some Departments Use Different Codes For MOS (Oceanside is Signal 63) (Freeport is Sig 2-1) and So On

Signal 49 is D.O.A.Patient at the Scene

Signal 98 is Smoke Showing for N.Bellmore / Bellmore and a Few Other Depts


Phils Nassau List is Pretty Good--There May be a Few Changes Thru the Years that Depts Make that are Not Nassau County Standard Codes

[link]


NOTE Signal 69=Bomb Scare Code for Long Beach & Island Park Only (island Park Has Not Been Added for a While)

Signals 99 & 100 are Also Long Beach & Island Park Codes

ALSO NOTE--Hempstead Fire--has a Code System of Its Own Kind Completely Different from the Nassau Plan

Thats at the Bottom of the NASSAU Code List

Some Depts Use CODE 1 as--AMT on Board
CODE 2 as--EMT on Board
CODE 3 as--NO TECH on Board--Tech is Responding to Scene Via Other Means

DONT QUOTE ME ON the CODES 1-2-3---Like I Said Things are Different from Dept to Dept


Hope this Helps Somewhat



Re: Nassau fire codes/signals
Darkstar350, Mon May 14 2018, 12:28pm

Thank you ipfd
Yes the w2lie list is accurate
And like you stated signals may vary from dept to dept
Especially villages
I was just pointing out that there seems to be a difference between the term "Code" and "Signal"
For example "Code 1" generally means a medic on board but ive seen "Signal 1" listed as "limit radio use"
Which i have never actually heard used - during busy times ive heard the dispatcher just use plain language such as "Unit xxx standby with your message unless urgent"
Code Red usually means heart attack in progress and ive heard thats standard in many areas across the nation


Re: Nassau fire codes/signals
Darkstar350, Sat May 19 2018, 10:39pm

So that would make sense - "Code 1 and 2" would indicate both BLS and ALS on board
I could be mistaken but recently in the past few days i think i heard something like "#xx is 21 code 1 and 5"?
Does seem that the "Codes" vary more so for different areas/battalions
And it seems Signal 7 is usually given by a chief
Also im pretty sure Signal 66 means call originated from either PD or 911 - usually something like "Signal 66 14 is en route"

Is anyone aware of a standard signal for a silent approach? Seems there would be a signal for that
Most of the time ive just heard plain language "Silent approach requested"



Re: Nassau fire codes/signals
ipfd320, Sun May 20 2018, 10:01pm

There has been Alot of Contraversy on Sig 66--Threads on Here in the Past say 66 is a call Directly to Firecom others Say it Originated from 911--I Wrote a Response where i Got Info from Someone i Knew who was a 911 dispatcher--They took the info and Transferred it to Fire--4 min delay There from 1 to the Other

Up to this Day I Still say Sig 66 is a 911 call---N.Bellmore uses 66--14,s Going for the Longest Time

Unless Someone from Nassau Firecom can Clear This Up I Wont Budge From My Findings

Re: Nassau fire codes/signals
PFD Mike, Wed May 23 2018, 09:51pm

Darkstar350 wrote ...

So that would make sense - "Code 1 and 2" would indicate both BLS and ALS on board
I could be mistaken but recently in the past few days i think i heard something like "#xx is 21 code 1 and 5"?



#xx is 21 code 1 M 5" is probably what you heard.- 21 (responding) code 1 (ALS) M 5 (5 member crew)

Re: Nassau fire codes/signals
PFD Mike, Wed May 23 2018, 10:02pm

ipfd320 wrote ...

There has been Alot of Contraversy on Sig 66--Threads on Here in the Past say 66 is a call Directly to Firecom others Say it Originated from 911--I Wrote a Response where i Got Info from Someone i Knew who was a 911 dispatcher--They took the info and Transferred it to Fire--4 min delay There from 1 to the Other

Up to this Day I Still say Sig 66 is a 911 call---N.Bellmore uses 66--14,s Going for the Longest Time

Unless Someone from Nassau Firecom can Clear This Up I Wont Budge From My Findings


Nassau County allowed departments use signals above 60 for their own use. So the 6th Battalion used 66 as a call from (911 or Firecom). The reason 66 was North Massapequa was dispatched by firecom and their Battalion ID was 66 as in 660. Today that department has their own dispatcher and does not get dispatched by firecom.

Also a Code 91 call in Plainview is the same as a 6th battalion 66 - The 91 is an abbreviation of 911

Re: Nassau fire codes/signals
Darkstar350, Wed May 23 2018, 10:03pm

PFD Mike wrote ...

Darkstar350 wrote ...

So that would make sense - "Code 1 and 2" would indicate both BLS and ALS on board
I could be mistaken but recently in the past few days i think i heard something like "#xx is 21 code 1 and 5"?



#xx is 21 code 1 M 5" is probably what you heard.- 21 (responding) code 1 (ALS) M 5 (5 member crew)


Even better - thanks a bunch

For what its worth ive been noticing a trend of even some of the non-FD village services using "23" and other standard FD signals
Freeport Electric and DPW do this and at least one of the other Inc. villages(Long beach possibly?)...
Would be intresting to see most of the public services in the county somewhat standardize all their radio codes


Re: Nassau fire codes/signals
ipfd320, Fri May 25 2018, 03:00pm

While on that Subject--PSE&G Uses 21 as Recieved Message--as For Anything Else I Couldnt Tell Ya

Re: Nassau fire codes/signals
Darkstar350, Fri May 25 2018, 05:58pm

ipfd320 wrote ...

While on that Subject--PSE&G Uses 21 as Recieved Message--as For Anything Else I Couldnt Tell Ya


Yes and Signal 1 for a landline - seems to be the only signals they have
National Grid i have heard use signals like "81" or "84"
What that entails im not sure but those almost sound like FDNY/EMS codes...


Re: Nassau fire codes/signals
Darkstar350, Mon May 28 2018, 01:22am

Heres a rather funny take on signal 66 from Fire EMS LI proboards
wrote ...
SIG 66 Was to my knowledge a ball break manuever put in place by all the 6th battlion depts when they were either self dispatched or went to 650 with the exception of n.mass so they were goofing on them



Also more discussion on Signal 66 here - [link]