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New 10-code (10-66)
« on: May 24, 2007, 06:47:47 PM »
(Effective 0900 hours, June 1, 2007)
Communications Manual, Chapter 8, titled Radio Communications, dated April 13, 2006, is amended as follows:

Under Section 8.5 Insert: New Signal 10-66, to read:

10-66 Missing, Lost, Trapped, or Seriously Injured Member Requiring Extrication
Transmission of signal 10-66 will automatically cause the response of the following:
The next higher full alarm assignment, and response of all of its associated resources
1-additional Deputy Chief (not an Acting Deputy Chief)
2-Battalion Chiefs in addition to those assigned as part of the extra alarm:
? The first Battalion Chief shall be designated as the FAST Group Supervisor
? The second Battalion Chief shall be designated as the Firefighter Locator Officer
Note: These positions may already be filled by on-scene Chief Officers, in which case the IC may
re-designate these additional BCs. Acting Battalion Chiefs shall not be assigned to respond as a
FAST Group Supervisor or FF Locator Officer.
1 Collapse Unit from the borough of the incident
1 additional Collapse Rescue Task Force
1 additional Squad Company
1 SOC Support Ladder Company
1 additional FAST Unit
1 CFR-D Engine Company (additional, if one was previously assigned, i.e., 10-76 or 10-77)
SOC Logistics Support Van
SOC Compressor Truck
SOC Dewatering Unit
Public Information Officer, if not previously assigned
1 EMS Division Captain
1 EMS Haz-Tac Officer
1 BLS Ambulance
1 ALS Ambulance
1 EMS Rescue Paramedic Ambulance (certified in rescue operation disciplines i.e., confined space, trench and structural collapse operations)
OMA Response Physician
Medical Officer from Bureau of Health Services
If the next higher alarm transmitted is a 2nd alarm, a third additional Battalion Chief shall be assigned and designated as the Staging Area Manager and a Staging Area shall be established.

Note: If there are indications that members are missing/lost/trapped/or seriously injured as a result of a collapse, signal 10-60 must also be transmitted in addition to signal 10-66.

New 10-code (10-66)
« on: May 24, 2007, 06:47:47 PM »

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Re: New 10-code (10-66)
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2007, 10:50:10 PM »
Will a 10-66 be transmitted automatically in conjuction with a mayday transmission???? We get a mutual aid dept with about 10 guys ready to go if something happens.

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Re: New 10-code (10-66)
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2007, 10:54:50 PM »
It's not going to be automatic with a mayday. 

Mayday's are not that uncommon where a member gets seperated and the officer is giving a mayday.  These tend to get solved very quickly.

The new 10-66 will be used in cases such as the Bronx fire with Lt Carplunk and FF Reiley.  You might see it more common with basement fires as well, were it will take some effort to get the member up and out.


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Re: New 10-code (10-66)
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2007, 07:24:26 PM »
On the 10-60 for a collapse situation that gives 2 additional alarms. So on a 1 alarm fire where the building collapses trapping fire fighters a 10-66 would bring 1 alarm and 10-60 2 one would instantly go from 1st alarm to 4th alarm?

Is that correct?

And would the incident actually be declared as being that alarm level rather than just having an equivalent number of units responding?

For example, 10-60 gives 2 additional alarm levels to an incident...On 9/11 a 2nd alarm was out immediately. 10-60 was transmitted by Engine 10 thus taking it to 4 alarms. A few minutes later, Battalion 1 transmitted a 3rd alarm which seems to be a reduction in alarm level.

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Re: New 10-code (10-66)
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2007, 07:50:40 PM »
The 10-60 signal is “an automatic second alarm” (with an enhanced response assignment).  The 10-66 signal requires the transmission of “the next higher” alarm. 

When both signals are used, the total assignment is dependent on the order in which the signals are originated.  Two situations illustrate the difference in alarms transmitted:

10-60 is transmitted at an “All-Hands” incident – automatic second alarm.  When that signal is followed by a 10-66 signal, the “next higher alarm” is transmitted.  The total assignment is then a third alarm.

However, if the 10-66 is transmitted first, the result is a second alarm for that signal.  The required response for a subsequent 10-60 signal, “a second alarm,”  has already been met and an additional alarm will not be transmitted.

If the incident commander transmits both signals at the same time, the total response assignment will depend on the order in which the two signals are processed by Dispatch Operations.