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ClemeRo1

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I live in Ontario and I have a scanner. On the ambulance freq. when they are dispatching call, they always say the following 2 terms followed by a bunch of munbers: UTM & Mappass (it sounds like that, might not be the way it is spell) Does anyone know what those 2 words mean. If so can you advise me and explain them.

Thanks in advance.

my e-mail is Robin.P.Clement@hotmail.com
 

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UTM is a format used for indicating position which uses a grid type reference.

"Mappass" is actually "Map Page" which refers to what page in the EMS map book to look in.

The reason UTM is used for EMS map books is because they are coordinated across Ontario, ensuring that every map book has the same scale, and uses a common reference - in this case, UTM.

Map book locations can be referred to in two ways - using the map page and "bingo" coordinates (example: Page 8364, A-4 - which would be the left most column and the 4th row), or as a UTM coordinate of 646 4776. Either one is correct, but again, the UTM is a universal method, and is less confusing as no two points in any map book will have the same coordinates.

You might also hear the term "Geocode". This is synonymous to "UTM". Geocode is the commonly used 'slang' if you will, for UTM.
 

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Ok so If I understand. Every city of ontario have a map. and the Map Page is the page that the map is take from ()You can say)

Thanks. It is verry apreciated.
 

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Yup.

Basically think of it this way.

The Ministry of Health took a map of Ontario and overlaid a grid on it. That grid is the UTM system they use. Every position has a unique point. Every map page number is also unique.

If you were to put together a map book with all of Ontario, using the scale they do, you'd probably have something 3 feet thick.
 

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My guess is that it was a patient being transported on a "1 and a 4" or something similar.

That combination, said that way, is generally a "Code 1 CTAS level 4" (the other way, "Code 4, CTAS level 1" is a BAD, close to Death patient).

The CTAS (Canadian Triage and Acuity Levels) are available by seaching the internet. It describes the patients condition, on a scale that is known by emergency physicians and nurses. The "Code 4" or "Code 1" is the way the ambulance is travelling.

I could be completely off on this, but, that's really the best answer I can give in regards to what was said, without it sounding like vital signs or a patient description.

Kevin
 

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Code 31-4 is refering to the Ontario Liquor Licence Act , Section 31, Subsection 4, which refers to being drunk in view of the public. I have heard police refer to it daily. I didn't know that EMS uses the same refernce.
 

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If I had to guess I'd agree with Kevin, as I have never used or heard any other crew here useing the 31-4 code for the intox person but it may be a regional thing.
 

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Or, maybe it's someone who knows the PD codes (I know there is one guy in Muskoka that is a OPP Auxillary who used a few different terms over the air when he was following a suspected drunk driver - but not specifically that term).

My wife, a paramedic, was not familiar with the term.
 

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31-4. Wow, you're going back to my days of listening to NRPS! I've only ever heard that term used there and in (I believe) Peterborough in their pre-EDACS days.

Toronto EMS used to make their map book PDF available for a free download - does anyone know if other services do the same? I'd love one for the Hamilton/Halton/Niagara area.
 

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CTAS LEVELS
Level 1- Resuscitation
This type of emergency patient is someone who is suffering from either severe respiratory
distress and or unconsciousness resulting from a major trauma. Typically the patient is
unresponsive with either unstable or absent vital signs. The patient is deemed to be
suffering from conditions that are a threat to life and/or limb requiring immediate
aggressive intervention.
Level 2 – Emergent
Conditions that fall into this category pose a potential threat to life and/or limb and require
rapid medical intervention. This emergency patient type could be suffering from such
symptoms such as but not limited to an agitated mental state, chest pain, abdominal pain,
symptoms associated with diabetes, some head pain or trauma or high fever (especially in
children) marked with other ailments such as vomiting and/or diarrhea.
Level 3 – Urgent
Conditions could progress to a serious problem requiring emergency intervention. These
patients may be suffering from serious discomfort and/or an interruption in their daily living
routine. Examples of symptoms may include but are not limited to head pain, chest pain,
mild to moderate asthma, mild to moderate bleeding and any symptoms associated with
dialysis.
Level 4 – Less Urgent
Conditions that are related to patient, age, distress or potential for deterioration. Symptoms
could involve, but are not limited to, chest pain, head pain, back pain, abdominal pain, and
depression.
Level 5 – Non Urgent
Conditions that may be acute but non-urgent as well as conditions that are part of a
chronic problem with or without evidence of deterioration. Intervention can be delayed
and/or referred to other areas of the health care system. Symptoms can be but are not
limited to minor trauma, emotional distress, sore throat, and abdominal pain
 

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LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMON 10 CODES:

10-1 Receiving poorly
10-2 Receiving well
10-3 Stop transmitting
10-4 Message understood
10-5 Relay message
10-6 Busy - stand by
10-7 Out of service
10-8 In service
10-9 Repeat message
10-10 Switch to common channel
10-19 Return to station
10-20 What is your location?
10-21 Call by telephone
10-33 Emergency
10-36 Correct time
10-60 Subject neagative
10-61 Subject has record - not wanted
10-62 Subject possibly wanted
10-63 Subject wanted
10-64 Proceed with caution
10-65 Assist with 10-64
10-66 Subject in observation category
10-67 Subject in parolee category
10-68 Subject in charged category


AMBULANCE 10 CODES:

10-1 through 10-8 same as common code
10-9 En route, patient on board
10-12 Unable to speak freely
10-13 Weather or road conditions
10-19 through 10-21 same as common code
10-23 Stand by
10-26 Cancel
10-33 Emergency
10-36 No room at emergency room
10-37 Code 4
10-38 All clear
10-41 Areas covered
10-42 Traffic accident
10-43 Traffic back up
10-70 Fire
10-90 Lunch break
10-200 Police required
10-2000 Urgent 10-200


AMBULANCE CODES:

1 Non-emergency call
2 Scheduled call
3 Lights on, siren optional
4 Emergency
5 Obviously dead
6 Legally dead
7 Delayed at Hospital
8 Standby
9 Unit being serviced
10 Unessential call
211 Mentally ill patient


MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION:

Road Conditions:

RBD Bare and dry
RBDAMP Bare and damp
RBW Bare and wet
RCB Center bare
RD Doubtful
RH Heavy snow
RI Icy
RSC Snow covered
RSL Slushy
RSP Snow packed
RTB Track bare

Precipitation:

AD Dry snow
AN None
AR Rain
AS Sleet
AW Wet snow
FR Freezing rain

Operations:

OP Plowing
OSA Sanding
OSG Salting


LAW ENFORCEMENT 9 CODES:

900 Bomb threat
901 Homicide
902 Sudden death
903 Attempted suicide
904 Sex offense
905 Indecent act
906 Threatening
907 Assault
908 Abduction
909 Robbery
910 Extortion
911 Breaking and entering
912 Theft
913 Auto theft
914 Possession of stolen property
915 Fraud
916 Counterfeiting
917 Weapon
918 Property damage
919 Prostitution
920 Gambling
921 Drugs
922 Missing person
923 Escape
924 Fire
925 Theft alarm
926 Assist citizen
927 Assist officer
928 Locate
929 Phone call
930 Disturbance
931 Landlord-tenant dispute
932 Neighbor dispute
933 Domestic dispute
934 Labor dispute
935 Intoxicated person
936 Unwanted person
937 Mentally ill person
938 Public mischief
939 Dangerous condition
940 Industrial accident
941 Farm accident
942 Insecure location
943 Lost property
944 Found property
945 Trespassing
946 Prowler
947 Suspicious person
948 Suspicious vehicle
949 Arrest
950 Property accident
951 Accident - person injured
952 Hit and run accident
953 Accident - fatality
954 Traffic enforcement
955 Driving complaint
956 Traffic control
957 Impaired driver
958 High speed chase
959 Parking complaint
960 Abandoned vehicle
961 Liquor offense
962 Animal complaint
963 Noise complaint
964 Escort
965 Juvenile offense
966 Probation offense
967 Search warrant
968 Shoplifting complaint
969 Injured person
970 Missing juvenile
971 Privately towed vehicle
972 Motorcycle complaint
973 By-law complaint
974 Check premises
975 Paid duty
976 Follow up
977 Arrest on warrant
978 Arson
979 Theft under $200
980 Routine detail
981 Provincial alert
982 Zone alert
983 Administrative alert
984 Missing adult located
985 Missing juvenile located
986 Property returned
999 Other


ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE 10 CODES:

10-1 through 10-10 same as common code
10-11 Dispatched too rapidly
10-12 Officials present
10-13 Existing conditions
10-14 Escort
10-15 Message delivered
10-16 Pick up prisoner
10-17 Go to ______
10-18 Complete assignment
10-19 through 10-21 same as common code
10-22 Disregard
10-23 Stand by
10-24 Assignment completed
10-25 Contact
10-26 Detain subject
10-27 Driver's license check
10-28 Vehicle registration check
10-29 Wants and warrant check
10-30 Improper use of radio
10-31 Pick up
10-32 Units needed
10-33 Emergency
10-34 Time check
10-35 Major alert
10-37 Drunk
10-38 Investigation alert
10-40 Advise if available
10-42 Not according to regulations
10-45 Fatality
10-46 Holding suspect
10-47 Ambulance needed
10-50 Subject negative
10-51 Tow truck needed
10-60 through 10-68 same as common code
10-69 Can you respond?
10-70 Subject in prohibition category
10-71 Subject in refused category
10-72 Subject in prohibited category
10-73 Subject in elopee category
10-74 Subject missing
10-75 Subject in pointer category
10-78 Officer needs assistance
10-90 Bank alarm
10-92 Person in custody
10-93 Road block
10-100 Bomb threat


Quick response codes:

Flag Alpha Person considered armed and dangerous
Flag Echo Person escaped custody
Flag Mike Person considered missing
Flag Sierra Person missing
Flag Victor Person violent

I have no Idea where I got these. If I am coping your work, I'm sorry.
 

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Oops Sorry. Thats what happens when I try to do three things at the same time, with one brain, two hands and ten fingers that won't work as a team.
 

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AMBULANCE 10 CODES:

10-1 through 10-8 same as common code
10-9 En route, patient on board
10-12 Unable to speak freely
10-13 Weather or road conditions
10-19 through 10-21 same as common code
10-23 Stand by
10-26 Cancel
10-33 Emergency
10-36 No room at emergency room
10-37 Code 4
10-38 All clear
10-41 Areas covered
10-42 Traffic accident
10-43 Traffic back up
10-70 Fire
10-90 Lunch break
10-200 Police required
10-2000 Urgent 10-200


AMBULANCE CODES:

1 Non-emergency call
2 Scheduled call
3 Lights on, siren optional
4 Emergency
5 Obviously dead
6 Legally dead
7 Delayed at Hospital
8 Standby
9 Unit being serviced
10 Unessential call
211 Mentally ill patient
These codes aren't 100% accurate... It seems there is some regional variation in there as well as some minor mis-wordings. Below is a more accurate list (to the best of my knowledge)

10-3 - All vehicles stop transmitting
10-4 - Acknowledged
10-6 - Stand by
10-7 - Out of service
10-8 - In service (to...)
10-9 - Repeat last transmission
10-13 - Unable to speak freely
10-19 - Return to base
10-20 - Location (ie. "What's your 10-20?")
10-21 - Landline
10-200 - Police (Often shortened to 10-2s ie. "Can we get the 10-2s here please?")
10-2000 - Send emergency assistance - crew in imminent danger

Code 1 - Deferrable Call
Code 2 - Scheduled Call
Code 3 - Urgent Call (Generally speaking no lights or sirens)
Code 4 - Emergent Call (Lights and sirens at responding crews discretion)
Code 5 - Obviously Dead
Code 6 - Legally Dead
Code 7 - Unstaffed at location (When the vehicle arrives at it's destination it will be downstaffed)
Code 8 - Standby at location
Code 9 - Out of service, unavailable (usually to allow for cleaning of bio-hazards or because of mechanical issues.
Code 0 - Administrative run



As for the person looking for pdfs of mapbooks, I can tell you that Hamilton does not publish any specific map books. We use the standard MOH big orange book, the MOH locator application (the big orange book in a computer) and Map Art map books (the kind you get at the corner store -- they are invaluable)
 

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I don't think I've ever heard someone use "Hamilton" and "nice" in the same sentence before. :D
 
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