Fire Codes

Fire Service

The New Zealand Fire Service use K codes to pass status messages and indicate availability.

K0 – not available

K1 – proceeding to incident

K2 – in attendance at incident

K3 – on RT outside normal turnout area

K4 – on RT inside normal turnout area

K5 – on RT available at incident

K6 – on pager

K7 – at normal station

K8 – at residence (on phone)

K9 – off RT – state location

K10 – recommissioning appliance

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

K12 – Fire suspicious, possible arson (new)

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 – associate this call sign to incident (state incident address)

K39 – re-transmit your current status (MSU or verbal)

Incident Ground Communications

K41 – fatality (indicate number with suffix)

K42 – Vehicle extrication/Rescue complete (Code No Longer In Use)

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