K - Codes

These are used to standardise messages, reduce "on air" time and improve effciency. They are used in preference to verbal messages where they fit the requirements of the message.

Status Messages

K0 not available
K1 proceeding to incident
K2 in attendence at incident
K3 on RT outside normal turnout area
K4
on RT inside normal turnout area
K5 on RT available at incident
K6 on Telepager
K7 at normal station
K8 at residence (on phone)
K9 off RT - state location
KE unable to proceed (state reason) (spoken as Kay Echo)

Support Services

K11 (state support service and if necessary the reason)
K11-1 police required - confidential

Appliance Movements

K22  is your appliance available for a further call?
K22-2 have you any appliances that can be released?
K25  proceed to, and standby at (state location)
K25-1 appliance standing by and awaiting instructions at (state location)
K26  appliance still engaged at incident for (state time)
K26-1 appliance still engaged, no additional developments
K28  appliance is to return to station
K28-1  return further or specific responding appliances

Radio Procedure

K31 request permission to go off RT (fires and standbys)
K32 radio test - how do you receive
K33  radio test received satisfactorily
K34 repeat your last message
K35 verify address of call
K35-1
request map reference
K36 contact Comms Centre by phone
K38 asscioate this call sign to incident (state incident address)
K39  retransmit your current status (MSU or verbal)

Incident Ground Communications

K41 fatality (indicate number with suffix)
K42 rescue effected or hazardous substance contained
K43 all available manpower utilised
K44 command or control point established (state OIC and location)
K45 command responsibility changed to (state name)
K46-1 stop message-false alarm good intent
K46-2 stop message-false alarm accidental
K46-3 stop message-defective apparatus
K46-4 stop message-malicious
K46-5 stop message-alarm agent in attendance
K46-6 stop message-nothing showing on indicator panel
K47 stop message-message unchanged from informative
K48 stop message-details to follow by telephone

Trial Evacuations

K51 trial evacuation to be held at (state location and time)
K52 was a 111 call received from (state location)
K53 evacuation was successful

Arrival Messages

K55 first appliance in attendance-special service call
K66 first appliance in attendance-non property fire
K77 first appliance in attendance-nothing showing investigating further
K88 first appliance in attendance-property fire apparently small
K99 first appliance in attendance-property fire well involved

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