Lake Havasu Fire Medical codes ?

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WayneDoo

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The last few months I am hearing alpha numeric codes when our city Fire is dispatched for assists etc. Some thing like C-6 or Charlie 6. does anyone know or have a breakdown of these codes ? Sure would be handy to know where, who and why . I will continue to research this and will post when I find something. Thanks for any help with this.
 

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In what context are they using these codes? It could be a radio channel, it could be for the type of call they're going on, or it could be for something else. Could you give an example of an entire dispatch, so others can see the context the "code" is used in?
 

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Those are Medical Dispatch Priority Codes. The first number is the type of medical call, the letter ranges from A (Alpha) which is a low level call, to an E (Echo) which is life threatening.

1A1 – Abdominal pain
1C1 – Fainting/near fainting
1C2 – Females fainting/near fainting
1C3 – Males pain above navel
1C4 – Females pain above navel
1D1 – Not alert
2A1 – No difficulty breathing/swallowing
2A2 – Spider bite
2B1 – Unknown status (3rd party caller)
2C1 – Difficulty breathing or swallowing
2C2 – Special medications or injections used
2D1 – Severe respiratory distress
2D2 – not alert
2D3 – Condition worsening
2D4 – Swarming attack (bee, wasp, hornet)
2D5 – Snakebite
2E1 – Ineffective breathing
4A1 – Not dangerous body area
3A2 – Non-recent injuries (=6 hours)
3A3 – Superficial bites
3B1 – Possibly dangerous body area
3B2 – Serous hemorrhage
3B3 – Unknown status (3rd party caller)
3D1 – Unconscious or arrest
3D2 – Not alert
3D3 – Dangerous body area
3D4 – Large animal
3D5 – Exotic animal
3D6 – Attack or multiple animals
4. Assault/Sexual Assault
4A1 – Not dangerous body area
4A2 – Non-recent injuries (=6 hours)
4B1 – Possibly dangerous body area
4B2 – Not alert
4B3 – Unknown status (3rd party caller)
4D1 – Unconscious or arrest
4D2 – Not alert
4D3 – Abnormal breathing
4D4 – Dangerous body area
4D5 – Multiple victims
5A1 – Non-traumatic back pain
5A2 – Non-recent traumatic back pain (=6 hours)
5C1 – Fainting or near fainting
5D1 – Not alert
6C1 – Abnormal breathing
6C2 – Cardiac history
6D1 – Severe respiratory distress
6D2 – Not alert
6D3 – Clammy
6E1 – Ineffective breathing
7A1 &#8211; Burns <18% body area
7A2 &#8211; Fire alarm (unknown situation)
7A3 &#8211; Sunburn or minor burns (= hand size)
7B1 &#8211; Unknown status (3rd party caller)
7C1 &#8211; Building fire with persons reported inside
7C2 &#8211; Difficulty breathing
7C3 &#8211; Burns =18% body area
7D1 &#8211; Unconscious or arrest
7D2 &#8211; Severe respiratory distress
7D3 &#8211; Not alert
7D4 &#8211; Explosion
7D5 &#8211; Multiple victims
8. Carbon Monoxide/Inhalation/Hazmat
8A1 &#8211; CO detector alarm (without priority symptoms)
8B1 &#8211; Alert without difficulty breathing
8C1 &#8211; Alert with difficulty breathing
8D1 &#8211; Unconscious or arrest
8D2 &#8211; Severe respiratory distress
8D3 &#8211; Hazmat
8D4 &#8211; Not alert
8D5 &#8211; Multiple victims
8D6 &#8211; Unknown status (3rd party caller)
9B1 &#8211; Obvious death (unquestionable)
9D1 &#8211; Ineffective breathing
9E1 &#8211; Suspected workable arrest &#8211; not breathing at all
9E2 &#8211; Suspected workable arrest &#8211; breathing uncertain (agonal)
9E3 &#8211; Suspected workable arrest &#8211; hanging
9E4 &#8211; Suspected workable arrest &#8211; strangulation
9E5 &#8211; Suspected workable arrest &#8211; suffocation
9E6 &#8211; Suspected workable arrest &#8211; underwater
9E7 &#8211; Expected death (EHSF change from EMD 9?1)
10A1 &#8211; Breathing normally <35
10C1 &#8211; Abnormal breathing
10C2 &#8211; Cardiac history
10C3 &#8211; Cocaine
10C4 &#8211; Breathing normally
10D1 &#8211; Severe respiratory distress
10D2 &#8211; Not alert
10D3 &#8211; Clammy
11A1 &#8211; Not choking now (can talk or cry, is alert and breathing normally)
11D1 &#8211; Not alert
11D2 &#8211; Abnormal breathing (partial obstruction)
11E1 &#8211; Choking
12. Convulsions/Seizures
12A1 &#8211; Not seizing now and breathing regularly (verified)
12B1 &#8211; Breathing regularly &#8211; not verified <35
12C1 &#8211; Pregnancy
12C2 &#8211; Diabetic
12C3 &#8211; Cardiac history
12D1 &#8211; Not breathing
12D2 &#8211; Continuous or multiple seizures
12D3 &#8211; Irregular breathing
12D4 &#8211; Breathing regularly &#8211; not verified
13A1 &#8211; Alert
13C1 &#8211; Not alert
13C2 &#8211; Abnormal behavior
13C3 &#8211; Abnormal breathing
13D1 &#8211; Unconscious
14A1 &#8211; Alert and breathing normally (no injuries and out of water)
14B1 &#8211; Alert and breathing normally (injuries or in water)
14B2 &#8211; Unknown status (3rd party caller)
14C1 &#8211; Alert with abnormal breathing
14D1 &#8211; Unconscious
14D2 &#8211; Not alert
14D3 &#8211; Diving or suspected neck injury
14D4 &#8211; Scuba accident
15C1 &#8211; Alert and breathing normally
15D1 &#8211; Unconscious
15D2 &#8211; Not disconnected from power
15D3 &#8211; Power not off or hazard present
15D4 &#8211; Long fall (=6 feet)
15D5 &#8211; Not alert
15D6 &#8211; Abnormal breathing
15D7 &#8211; Unknown status (3rd party caller)
15D8 &#8211; Not breathing/ineffective breathing
16. Eye Problems/Injuries
16A1 &#8211; Moderate eye injuries
16A2 &#8211; Minor eye injuries
16A3 &#8211; Medical eye problems
16B1 &#8211; Severe eye injuries
16D1 &#8211; Not alert
17A1 &#8211; Not dangerous body area
17A2 &#8211; Not recent (=6 hours) injuries (without priority medical symptoms)
17A3 &#8211; Public assist (no injuries and no priority symptoms)
17B1 &#8211; Possibly dangerous body area
17B2 &#8211; Serious hemorrhage
17B3 &#8211; Unknown status (3rd party caller)
17D1 &#8211; Dangerous body area
17D2 &#8211; Long fall (=6 feet)
17D3 &#8211; Not alert
17D4 &#8211; Abnormal breathing
18A1 &#8211; Breathing normally
18B1 &#8211; Unknown status
18C1 &#8211; Not alert
18C2 &#8211; Abnormal breathing
18C3 &#8211; Speech problems
18C4 &#8211; Sudden onset of severe pain (=3 hours)
18C5 &#8211; Numbness or paralysis
18C6 &#8211; Change in behavior (=3 hours)
19A1 &#8211; Heart rate =50 bpm and <130 bpm (without priority symptoms)
19A2 &#8211; Chest pain <35 (without priority symptoms)
19B1 &#8211; Unknown status (3rd party caller)
19C1 &#8211; Firing of AICD
19C2 &#8211; Abnormal breathing
19C3 &#8211; Chest pain =35
19C4 &#8211; Cardiac history
19C5 &#8211; Cocaine
19C6 &#8211; Heart rate <50 bpm or =130 bpm (without priority symptoms)
19D1 &#8211; Severe respiratory distress
19D2 &#8211; Not alert
19D3 &#8211; Clammy
20. Heat/Cold Exposure
20A1 &#8211; Alert
20B1 &#8211; Change in skin color
20B2 &#8211; Unknown status (3rd party caller)
20C1 &#8211; Cardiac history
20D1 &#8211; Not alert
21A1 &#8211; Not dangerous hemorrhage
21A2 &#8211; Minor hemorrhage
21B1 &#8211; Possibly dangerous hemorrhage
21B2 &#8211; Serious hemorrhage
21B3 &#8211; Bleeding disorder or blood thinners
21C1 &#8211; Hemorrhage through tubes
21D1 &#8211; Dangerous hemorrhage
21D2 &#8211; Not alert
21D3 &#8211; Abnormal breathing
22B1 &#8211; Unknown situation (not caught in machinery)
22D1 &#8211; Life status questionable
22D2 &#8211; Caught in machinery (unknown status)
22D3 &#8211; Multiple victims
23A1 &#8211; Poisoning (without priority symptoms) (EHSF change from 23?1)
23B1 &#8211; Overdose (without priority symptoms)
23C1 &#8211; Violent (police must rescue)
23C2 &#8211; Not alert
23C3 &#8211; Abnormal breathing
23C4 &#8211; Antidepressants (tricyclic)
23C5 &#8211; Cocaine (or derivative)
23C6 &#8211; Narcotics (heroin)
23C7 &#8211; Acid or alkali (lye)
23C8 &#8211; Unknown status (3rd party caller)
23C9 &#8211; Poison Control request for response
23D1 &#8211; Unconscious
23D2 &#8211; Severe respiratory distress
24. Pregnancy/Childbirth/Miscarriage
24A1 &#8211; 1st trimester hemorrhage or miscarriage
24B1 &#8211; Labor (delivery not imminent, =5 months/20 weeks)
24B2 &#8211; Unknown status (3rd party caller)
24C1 &#8211; 2nd trimester hemorrhage or miscarriage
24C2 &#8211; 1st trimester serious hemorrhage
24D1 &#8211; Breech or cord
24D2 &#8211; Head visible or out
24D3 &#8211; Imminent birth (=5 months/20 weeks)
24D4 &#8211; 3rd trimester hemorrhage
24D5 &#8211; High-risk complications
24D6 &#8211; Baby born
25A1 &#8211; Non-violent and non-suicidal (alert)
25B1 &#8211; Violent (police must secure)
25B2 &#8211; Threatening suicide
25B3 &#8211; Near hanging, strangulation or suffocation (alert)
25B4 &#8211; Unknown status (3rd party caller)
26A1 &#8211; No priority symptoms (complaint conditions 2-28 not identified)
26A2 to 28 &#8211; Non-priority complaints
26B1 &#8211; Unknown status (3rd party caller)
26B2 &#8211; Cardiac history (complaint conditions 2-28 not identified)
26D1 &#8211; Not alert
27A1 &#8211; Non-recent (=6 hours) peripheral wounds
27B1 &#8211; Non-recent (=6 hours) single central wound
27B2 &#8211; Known single peripheral wound
27B3 &#8211; Serious hemorrhage
27B4 &#8211; Unknown status (3rd party caller)
27D1 &#8211; Unconscious or arrest
27D2 &#8211; Not alert
27D3 &#8211; Central wounds
27D4 &#8211; Multiple wounds
27D5 &#8211; Multiple victims
28. Stroke (CVA)
28A1 &#8211; Breathing normally <35
28B1 &#8211; Unknown status (3rd party caller)
28C1 &#8211; Not alert
28C2 &#8211; Abnormal breathing
28C3 &#8211; Speech or movement problems
28C4 &#8211; Numbness or tingling
28C5 &#8211; Stroke history
28C6 &#8211; Breathing normally
29A1 &#8211; 1st party caller with injury to not dangerous part of body
29B1 &#8211; Injuries
29B2 &#8211; Multiple victims (one unit)
29B3 &#8211; Multiple victims (additional units)
29B4 &#8211; Serious hemorrhage
29B5 &#8211; Unknown status (3rd party caller)
29D1 &#8211; Major incident (aircraft, bus, subway, train, watercraft)
29D2 &#8211; High mechanism (all-terrain, auto-bike/motorcycle, auto-person, ejection, personal watercraft, rollover, vehicle off bridge/height)
29D3 &#8211; Hazmat
29D4 &#8211; Pinned (trapped) victim
29D5 &#8211; Not alert
30A1 &#8211; Not dangerous body area
30A2 &#8211; Non-recent injuries (=6 hours)
30B1 &#8211; Possibly dangerous body area
30B2 &#8211; Serious hemorrhage
30D1 &#8211; Dangerous body area
30D2 &#8211; Not alert
30D3 &#8211; Breathing abnormal
31A1 &#8211; Single or near fainting episode and alert <35
31C1 &#8211; Alert with abnormal breathing
31C2 &#8211; Cardiac history
31C3 &#8211; Multiple fainting episodes
31C4 &#8211; Single or near fainting episode and alert
31C5 &#8211; Females 12-50 with abdominal pains
31D1 &#8211; Unconscious (at end of interrogation)
31D2 &#8211; Severe respiratory distress
31D3 &#8211; Not alert
31E1 &#8211; Ineffective breathing
32. Unknown Problem (Man Down)
32B1 &#8211; Standing, sitting, moving or talking
32B2 &#8211; Medical alert notifications
32B3 &#8211; Unknown status (3rd party caller)
32D1 &#8211; Life status questionable
33A1 &#8211; Acuity I (no priority symptoms)
33A2 &#8211; Acuity II (no priority symptoms)
33A3 &#8211; Acuity III (no priority symptoms)
33C1 &#8211; Not alert (acute change)
33C2 &#8211; Abnormal breathing (acute onset)
33C3 &#8211; Significant hemorrhage or shock
33C4 &#8211; Possible acute heart problems or MI (heart attack)
33C5 &#8211; Acute severe pain
33C6 &#8211; Emergency response requested
33D1 &#8211; Suspected cardiac or respiratory arrest
 
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