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British Columbia EMS Ambulance Codes:
10-1   Signal weak                   10-8   In service
10-2   Signal good                   10-9   Repeat
10-3   Stop transmitting             10-10  Negative
10-4   Affirmative                   10-12  Stand by
10-6   Busy                          10-19  Return to station
10-7   Out of service                10-23  Arrived at scene

          Code 0  Food Pickup
          Code 1  Unauthorized listener present
          Code 2  Routine call - no lights or siren
          Code 3  Emergency call - lights and siren
          Code 4  Deceased
          Code 5  Request police assistance
          Code 6  Request fire assistance



10-0   Radio check                   10-65   Escorting prisonere
10-1 thru 10-33 Standard APCO Codes  10-67   Unauthorized listener present
10-40  Possible warrant on person    10-68   Impaired driver
10-41  Possible warrant confirmed    10-69   Checking person/vehicle
10-42  Person/vehicle in obsv. cat.  10-72   Alarm/holdup
10-43  Person on parole              10-80   Record of violence
10-44  Person charged                10-81   Record of robbery
10-45  Person escapee                10-82   Record of robbery
10-46  Person prohibited             10-83   Record of breaking & entering
10-58  Drug overdose                 10-84   Record of theft
10-59  Suicide/homicide              10-85   Record of drugs
10-61  Coffee break                  10-86   Record of fraud
10-62  Meal break                    10-87   Record of sexual offences
10-63  Return to office              10-88   Record of other criminal code
                                     10-89   Record of arson


Vancouver Police 10 Codes
10-1   Signal Weak                   10-30   Danger/Caution
10-2   Signal good                           V=Violent, M=Mental
10-3   Stop Transmitting                     E=Escapee, S=Suicidal
10-4   Acknowledgement               10-31   Pick up
10-5   Relay                         10-32   Units needed
10-6   Busy                          10-33   Emergency
10-7   Out of service                10-34   Time check
10-8   In service                    10-40   Possible hit on person
10-9   Repeat                        10-41   Possible hit, confirmed
10-10  Negative                      10-42   Observation category
10-12  Stand-by                      10-43   Parole category
10-13  Existing conditions           10-44   Charge category
10-14  Message                       10-45   Elopee category
10-15  Message delivered             10-46   Prohibited category
10-16  Reply to message                      D=Driving, L=Liquor
10-17  Enroute                               F=Firearms
10-18  Urgent                        10-61   Coffee break
10-19  In contact                    10-62   Lunch break
10-20  Location                      10-65   Escorting prisoner
10-21  Call by phone                 10-66   Transport prisoner
10-22  Disregard                     10-67   Unauthorized listener
10-23  Arrived at scene              10-68   Breathalyzer test
10-24  Assignment complete           10-69   Checking person/
10-25  Burglar alarm                         vehicle
10-26  Estimated time of arrival     10-72   Alarm
10-27  License/permit info wanted    10-75   Change channels
10-28  Ownership info wanted         10-85   record for drug offenses
10-29  Records check

Code 3   Lights & siren
Code 4   Emergency/urgent traffic
Code 5   Suspect violent towards police
Code 6   Fire Department
Code 12  Suspect out of earshot of radio
CD       Chief Dispatcher
EMS      Emergency Health Services Ambulance
RNS      Rescue & Safety Unit (Fire Department)


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