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Ready to roll from Springfield Fire Headquarters on North Fountain Avenue

Sunday, March 11, 2012

RADIO SIGNALS

List of radio signals used by Springfield Fire Division in 1970s:

FCC Call Sign: KQD-688

Signal 1 - Telephone at once
Signal 2 - Telephone ASAP
Signal 3 - Working fire
Signal 4 - Single company can handle
Signal 4A - False alarm
Signal 5 - Lights and siren
Signal 6 - No apparent fire
Signal 7 - Stand by
Signal 8 - Returning out of service
Signal 9 - Returning in service
Signal 9A - Returning for gas/air
Signal 9B - In service on scene
Signal 10 - Radio silence
Signal 11 - Police requested
Signal 13 - Coroner requested
Signal 14 - Community Hospital
Signal 15 - Mercy Medical Center
Signal 16 - Subject armed/dangerous
Signal 17 - Out at scene
Signal 18 - Return to quarters
Signal 19 - Out of car
Signal 20 - Firefighter injured

UPDATE: Additional signals from Fire Journal readers:
Signal 3A - Working fire can be handled with current assignment. Engine 1 (attack pumper) not required
Signal 22 - Transmit second alarm
Signal 25 - Check fire station stove
Signal 27 - Request Box 27 Associates