Codes on MDT Display??

firemann57

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Hello, all,
Can you educate me on these -

Questions about some characters I have seen appended to company numbers on the MDT display:
- If MDT shows "E021P E065P E008P E026P" what does the "P" indicate? _____?
- If MDT shows "T021F", what does the "F" indicate?  Maybe FAST truck?
- If MDT shows "E253S" what does the "S" indicate?  Maybe a staging coordinator function?
- If MDT shows "E040L" what does the "L" indicate?  Maybe Lobby Command Post company?
- If MDT shows "E016C" what does the "C" indicate?  Maybe CFR engine?
- If MDT shows "BC38S" what does the "S" indicate?  Maybe Safety Chief?
- If MDT shows "BC28R" what does the "R" indicate?  Maybe RUL?
- What other suffixes are used?

Questions about types of buildings (or maybe type of emergency?) on the MDT:
- It looks like "D=Private Dwelling" means, obviously, private dwelling.
- It looks like "E=Multiple Dwelling" means, obviously, an MD.
- It looks like "K=Other Public" means, obviously, a type of public building not otherwise categorized (e.g., Grand Central).
- Then there is "C=Other Commercial" which is somehow different from "K".  Maybe like a private office building as opposed to a building open to the public?
- What does "R=" indicate?
- Maybe "V" indicates a medical emergency?
- Is "B" used for fire in a taxpayer type of store?
- What other letters are used in this type of emergency field?

Thanks,
Bill in Chicago

 

Signal73

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Bill check this link out for the site ALOT of answers here

http://nycfire.net/forums/index.php/topic,1273.0.html

But for now

Engine
P-High Pressure Engine
S-Comm Unit
L-Lobby Control Unit
C-C.F.R.D Engine

Ladder
F-Fast Truck

Battalion
S-Safety Officer
R-Resource Unit Leader

Building Types Other
A- Factory
F-MD Transient
G-Church
H-Hospital
I-School
J-Theater/Studio
L-Building Under Construction/Demo
M-Vacant Building
N-Brush
O-Outside Rubbish
P-Transportation
Q-Non Structural
R-Emergency
S-Malicious False Alarm
T-Transit System
U-Admin Matter
V-Medical Emergency
W-Emergency Other
(Water Leaks,Trees Down, Lock In)


Information from James S. Griffiths Book 2017
 

firemann57

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I tried a search through the FAQs, but did not find this info - didn't search well enough, apparently!
Thanks for that info!
Bill E.
 

JA290

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Alpha designations
Engines.
C-  CFR-D engine
D-  Decon Task force Engine
F-    Fast Unit
H-    Haz Mat Tech unit
I-    Fire/Ice unit
K-    Division Task Force
L-    Lobby Control unit
N-    HiRise Nozzle
P-    Hipressure pumper
S-    Comm unit
T-    Transport unit
V-    Vent Support unit
W-    Water Rescue unit
Y-    System Control unit

Ladders
C- CPC Unit
D-  Decon TF ladder
F-  Fast unit
H-  Hirise roof team
K-  Division Taskforce
S-  SOC Support
T-  Transport unit
V-  Vent Support Unit
W-  Water Rescue unit

Battalion Chief

C- Communications Unit Leader
D- Decon Task Force battalion
F- Foam Coordinator
G- FAST Group Supv
H- HiRise Roof Chief
I- Planning Section Chief
K- Division Taskforce
L- FF Locator Officer
P- Staging Area Manager
R- Resource Unit Leader
S- Safety Officer
T- Transit/Rail liaison officer

Special units
Rescue
C- CPC Unit

Squad
H- Hazmat Tech unit

HiRise unit
V- Vent Support
N- Hirise Nozzle



Letter codes

A-Factory
B-Store
C-Commerical
D- Private Dwelling
E-Multiple Dwelling A
F-Multiple Dwelling B (hotels,SRO,Grouphome)
G-Church/House of worship
H-Hospital
I-School/Institution
J-Theatre
K-Public building
L-Under Construction/demolition
M-Unattended (Vacant)
N- Brush
O- Outside Rubbish
P- Transportation
Q- Other/Non structural
R- Emergency
S- Malicious False Alarm(final disposition only)
T- Transit
U- Administrative
V- Medical
W- Emergency/Other(Modified Response)
Z- Evaluate (disp use)
1 - Structural
 

Bulldog

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JA290 said:
Alpha designations

Squad
H- Hazmat Tech unit
Aren't All of the Squads Hazmat Tech units? If so why do they get a special designation?
 

HCO

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The letter designators are used on the dispatch ticket only when a unit is being assigned for a special function.
The ?H? designator is added when a squad is being assigned as a HazTac Unit. Same for the four HazTac engines.
In those two instances, the designator also serves as notification for units to respond with their second (HazTac) piece as well as their basic vehicle.
 

Bulldog

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HCO said:
The letter designators are used on the dispatch ticket only when a unit is being assigned for a special function.
The ?H? designator is added when a squad is being assigned as a HazTac Unit. Same for the four HazTac engines.
In those two instances, the designator also serves as notification for units to respond with their second (HazTac) piece as well as their basic vehicle.
Thanks for the answer.
 
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