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USEmergAlerts Standard Operating Procedures

UEA is a company involving people from all over the United States who are in the emergency field or just scanner enthusiasts that page out news worthy incidents.


Dispatcher Hotline:

 

UEA uses (877) 422-8275 as a Hotline number and can be used by our dispatchers to have incidents paged out when they are away from the computer.  When calling the hotline, make sure that all background noise is turned down so that the hotline dispatcher can hear the information.  Make sure that you provide your UEA ID number so we can credit you for the call.  The hotline dispatcher will then read the information back to you to make sure it is the correct information.  Please make sure that all information required in the page is present when calling the hotline.  Make sure you spell out any difficult words or locations as the hotline dispatcher  may not be from the area and not understand the terms you may be using.

 

DO NOT CALL THE HOTLINE WITH SUPPORT ISSUES.  SUPPORT ISSUES GO TO SUPPORT@USEMERGALERTS.NET

THE HOTLINE IS FOR CALLING IN INCIDENTS ONLY

 

 

Types of incidents that UEA sends out:

 

When sending incidents out, please make sure that these incidents are confirmed by units on scene.  For fire incidents, please wait until a fire unit is on scene to confirm fires or hazmats, do not use confirmations from other public safety services as they are not trained in that field.  Same goes for police and trauma incidents.

 

Do not use triage colors or response codes such as code 3, or 10 codes and signals.  Use plain language.  The codes and colors may vary depending upon the geographical area.

Use proper punctuation to separate information so it does not read in a confusing manner.

DO NOT send pages out where the information has been obtained using a live CAD system as their information maybe false.  Always make sure the information obtained is heard directly over the scanner,  live audio feed, or verified twitter/facebook information in which credit must be furnished in the page..

Select the best category for the incident at hand.  Use good judgment, and remember to ask for any assistance or guidance if needed.

If another dispatcher aids you with obtaining pertinent information for the page, please Co-Credit in the alert.  All dispatchers that have control of a job have the right to choose who gets Co-Credit and who does not.  There may be a large amount of information coming in from multiple dispatchers, but only 3 can receive credit.  Make sure that the information provided is information the other dispatchers do not have. 

Make sure all sensitive information is not sent out i.e. patient name, sexual assault victim info, etc.  Any personal information you would not want out there for public to see, shouldn’t be sent out.

REMEMBER!!  If there is any questions as to if a page should be sent, please ask someone.  We are all here to help each other.

Use only the abbreviations accepted by UEA which are located can be found on the next page.

Incidents upgraded should not be paged as an update.  If a Working Fire is upgraded to a 2nd Alarm, there should be a new page and all updates on the fire should be an update to the 2nd Alarm and not the Working Fire.

When sending an incident, select only one category to page the incident as.  For example, a vehicle rollover with subjects ejected, subjects trapped, and subjects requiring medevac should not be sent as 4 pages.  Instead, pick the best incident category that you feel appropriate and send only one page.  The exception to this is fire incidents that are upgraded (i.e. 1st alarm to 2nd alarm).  A traffic advisory may also be sent for any incident requiring a traffic page.


Accepted Abbreviations:

A/H or AHW or A/H/W  All Hands Working

A/R  Armed Robbery

ACW  All Companies Working

ADW  Assault w/ Deadly Weapon

AKA  Also Known As

APT  Apartment

ASAP  As Soon As Possible

BAC  Blood Alcohol Concentration

BC  Battalion Chief

BOLO  Be On The Lookout

BRK  Brick Structure

CBS  Concrete Block Structure

CCW  Carrying Concealed Weapon

CD  Center Divider

CMD  Command/Incident Commander

CO  Commanding Officer

Comm  Commercial Structure

CP  Command Post

CSF  Commercial Structure Fire

DC  Deputy Chief

DEP  Dept of Environmental Protection

DES  Dept of Environmental Services

DIST  District

DIV  Division

DL  Drivers License

DOA  Dead On Arrival/Deceased

DOS  Dead On Scene/Deceased

DPLX  Duplex (2 Family Dwelling)

DTF  Drug Task Force

DUI  Driving Under The Influence

DV  Domestic Violence

Dwell  Dwelling

DWH  Doubtful Will Hold

DWI  Driving While Intoxicated

EB  East-Bound

EDP  Emotionally Disturbed Person

EMS  Emergency Medical Services

ENG  Engine Company

ETA  Estimated Time of Arrival

EXP  Exposure

EXT  Extension

F/I  Fully Involved

FAST Firefighter Assist & Search Team

FD  Fire Department

FF  Firefighter

FFS  Forest Fire Service

FIU  Fire Investigation Unit

FLR  Floor

G/A  General Alarm

GOA  Gone On Arrival

GSW  Gun Shot Wound

HELO  Helicopter

HOSP  Hospital

IC  Incident Command(er)

IND  Industrial

INDS  Industrial

INJ  Injury

Jaws  Jaws Of Life

K9  Canine Unit

LHS  Left Hand Shoulder

LODD  Line Of Duty Death

LS or L/S Lines Stetched

LSO or L/S/O Lines Stretched in Operation

LZ  Landing Zone

M/A  Mutual-Aid

MATL  Material

MCI  Mass Casualty Incident

ME  Medical Examiner

MFD  Multi-Family Dwelling

MH  Mobile Home

MSU  Mask Service Unit

MVA  Motor Vehicle Accident

NB  North-Bound

NFD  No Further Info/Details

NFI  No Further Info/Details

O/S  On Scene

O/T  Over-Turned

OCC  Occupied

OIC  Officer In Charge

OIS  Officer Involved Shooting

OMD  Occupied Multiple Dwelling

O/S  On Scene

Perp  Perpetrator

P/I  Personal Injury

PIO  Public Information Officer

PU  Pick-up Truck

R/A  Rescue Ambulance

RHS  Right Hand Shoulder

RIT  Rapid Intervention Team

R/O  Roll-Over

RP  Reporting Party

RSF  Residential Structure Fire

SB  South-Bound

S/C  Special Call

S/T  Strike Team

SAR  Search & Rescue

SCHL  School

SFD  Single Family Dwelling

SO  Sheriffs Office/Department

SP  State Police

SQD  Squad

SSC  Strip Shopping Center

STA  Station

STT  Story

SUBJ  Subject

SUSP  Suspect

T/F  Task Force

TC  Traffic Collision

U/C  Under Control

USBP  U.S. Border Patrol

USCG  U.S. Coast Guard

UTL  Unable To Locate

VAC  Vacant

VEG  Vegetation/Brush/Grass Fire

VEH  Vehicle

VIC  Victim

WB  West-Bound

W/I  Well Involved

WC  Watch Commander

WF  Working Fire

WHSE Warehouse

WIT Witness

Y/O  Year Old


RACE CODES:

M-Male  F-Female  A-Adult   J-Juvinile

use codes above for insertion of race into a call  exampls...

BMA-Black Male Adult   HFJ-Hispanic Female Juvinile  WMJ-White Male Juvinile  AFA-Asian Female Adult  etc...


Fire Department Incidents

 

When UEA Dispatchers page out fire incidents they need to make certain that the terminology used to describe what type of incident is ongoing is the correct incident type.  The wrong terms used could upset customers and dispatchers receiving the pages.  Below are types of terms used and some of the big city departments that use certain terms.

 

UEA Dispatchers also need to make certain that the jobs paged out are confirmed by fire department companies on scene only and not to rely on police or EMS to confirm these incidents.  The incidents need to have pertinent information such as a decent size up, number of hose lines operating, what floor the fire may be on and so forth.  Not all of this info has to be in the initial page.  Make sure the initial page has enough information in order for it to be paged out.  If a size up is not in the initial page it should be in the update. 

 

Updates should be kept to a minimum with information packed in each page sent.  This is key, the less updates but with more information in the page will be more professional looking than many updates with little information. 

 

The terms used by fire departments such as 1st Alarm, Working fire, All Companies Working, All Hands, are terms used to describe an incident that a first due arriving FD company has confirmed a fire in any type of building, dwelling or structure depending upon the geographical area.  These terms vary depending upon the department using them.  Any subsequent alarms will be designated by the Incident Commander as needed i.e. 2nd Alarm, 3rd Alarm etc.

 

Boston Fire Department Standard Response Guidelines:

 

The term BFD uses as a 1st alarm response level is All Companies Working.  This is when the 1st arriving companies go to work on arrival of a confirmed fire in a building, dwelling or structure of some type.  Boston no longer uses Working Fire as a term.  When 2 or more lines are in operation and or a RIT team goes to work, a 2nd Alarm is transmitted.  Therefore the All Companies Working is upgraded to 2nd Alarm.  The incident Commander will request the additional alarm level.

 

BFD Hazmat responses:

 

Level 0 & Level 1– Minor Hazmat incident involving up to 50 gallon gas or fuel spill and requires a limited response

Level 2 & Level 3 – Larger fuel spills or chemical spills or a need for evacuations requiring a more significant response.

 

FDNY uses the terms 10-75 and All Hands.  1st Alarm, All Companies Working and Working Fire are terms not used by FDNY.  A 10-75 has a response of 4 Engines, 3 Truck Co’s, 2 Battalion Chiefs, 1 Rescue Co if available, and 1 Squad Co if available.   From this response level it can and sometimes more often than not be upgraded to an All Hands or signal 7-5 which requires the Rescue Co, the Squad Co, 1 Deputy Chief, and 1 RAC unit.  From there on any additional response is a 2nd Alarm and up. 

 

Chicago Fire uses Box Alarm, Still Alarm and Still and Box Alarm.  The terms described above are not used by this Fire Department.  See categories for response patterns for these alarms.  Illinois members: A 1st level MABAS box should be paged as a 1st Alarm.


Fire Categories:

 

3-1 Assignment: For Arizona members: This is a term specific to Arizona.  This is the response for all fires, regardless if it is in a commercial building or a SFD. The response is as follows: 3 Engines, 1 Ladder, 1 Rescue, 1 Rehab, 1 Utility, 2 Battalion Chiefs.

 

10-75: This incident type is used only by FDNY when there is a confirmed fire in the building.  See the FDNY paragraph above.

 

2nd Alarm through 12th Alarms: is used when the fire or incident is upgraded by the incident commander on scene or companies on scene needing additional help.  These alarm levels can be used for any type of upgrade to the fire incident.  If the 1st arriving companies call for a 2nd Alarm on arrival, use the 2nd Alarm on arrival incident type.  The same goes for 3rd Alarm on Arrival. 

 

2nd Alarm Hazmat: This incident type will be used when a Hazmat incident requires additional resources to the scene on top of the Hazmat response which requires an additional alarm level.

 

Aircraft Alert: This incident type is used when Airport services are put on alert for an inbound aircraft in distress.  Information to include is what type of problem is on board, what type of plane, souls on board and a runway number if obtainable.  If the airport uses Alert levels include those as well.  This is not to be used for an aircraft down or airport incident or aircraft fire. 

 

Aircraft Down: This incident type is used anytime an aircraft crashes.  Try to include in the page the number of souls on board, and plane type.  Be sure to use caution when including the name of the airplane i.e. United Airlines, Delta, etc. as this may be sensitive information to be broadcasted. 

 

Aircraft Fire: This incident type is used when there is a confirmed fire on board an aircraft while in the air or on the ground requiring fire suppression.  As in the other incident types, the plane type and souls on board should be included. 

 

Airport Incident: This type of incident is used when there is an incident at an airport that is not covered by other incident types listed in the UEA SOP's.  When this incident type is used, be sure that you include information describing the incident.

 

Boat Fire: This incident type is used when there is a fire on a boat.  Include the type and size of the vessel, number of souls on board, where the boat is in relation to the mainland i.e. docked or out at sea. 

 

Boat Rescue: This incident type is used when there is a rescue being made from a vessel.  Include in the page the size and type of the vessel, number of souls on board and reason for rescue.  US Coastguard should be on scene and if not, who is making the rescue.

 

Box Alarm: This incident type is used by Chicago Fire Department as their 1st Alarm assignment.  This calls for 4 Engines, 2 Truck Co’s, and 1 Battalion Chief and are a result of a fire alarm activation.

 

Collapse: This incident types is used when there is a total collapse of an occupied or unoccupied structure.  The structure can be a residential dwelling or a commercial building.  This should not be used if this is a result of a fire in the building, it should be sent in an update page for that fire category.  If this is a partial collapse, see the Partial Collapse category.

 

Communication Failure: This incident type should be used when a 911 emergency center loses all or some of their primary means of communication, such as 911 and business phones, and radio systems.  The type of communication lost should be listed with reason why if obtained.  This category should also reflect what secondary channel is being used if the radio system is affected. 

 

Dam Collapse: This incident type is used when a dam which in turn causes flooding to occur.  The page should include areas evacuated and emergency instructions issued if available.

 

Evacuations: This incident type is used when a building or structure is evacuated due to an emergency situation such as CO emergency with high levels of CO found in the building, Fires, etc.

 

Explosion: This incident type is used when this category is the primary nature of the incident.  This should include the object involved such as a manhole, vehicle, bomb, etc.  If there is an explosion during a fire situation, be sure to U/D the fire page with that information. 

 

Fatal Fire. This incident types are to be used when a person is killed as a direct result of any type of fire fire.  Be sure NOT to use the subjects name or personal information.  This information must be confirmed by EMS or the incident commander on scene. 

 

Fatal Explosion: This incident type is to be used when 1 or more individuals are killed or fatally wounded from an explosion. 

 

Fatal Plane Crash: This incident type is used if 1 or more people are killed as a result of a plane crash.  Information should include the same as for a Plane Crash.

 

Fire Department Accident: This incident type should be used when a piece of fire apparatus is involved in a serious MVA resulting in injuries to the occupants of the vehicle.  The type of apparatus involved and injuries should be listed in the page.  The agency name, badge number, car number, unit number, and or officer name will not be included in the page.  The address numerics should be left out if given, and if cross streets are given, only one should be posted.  This should not be used for police vehicles or EMS vehicles involved in an MVA, see Police Involved MVA and EMS Involved Accident.

 

Greater Alarm: This incident type is used in the California area only  for a large scale fire and is not to be used anywhere else it is not recognized. 

 

Hazmat: This incident type should be used when there is a hazardous condition that warrants the commanding officer to request a Tiered response to mitigate the hazardous materials involved.  A hazmat team should be notified and responding or already on scene.  This can be a Tier 1 through 3 or Level 1 through 3.  The page should include type of Hazmat incident, chemicals involved, amount involved, evacuations of the area, Perimeter established, etc.  Natural Gas Leaks should not be sent under this category, see Natural Gas Leak.

 

 

Hazmat w/fire:  This incident type should include all of the information used in the hazmat category but with fire involved requiring some type of fire suppression.  This can be a Hazmat incident where chemicals or materials have ignited or during a fire incident where hazardous materials are inside the fire building.

 

Hazmat w/Victims: This incident type is to be used only when there are victims involved that have been exposed to the hazardous materials or chemicals and need medical treatment.  Included in the page should be number of victims and types of illnesses being exhibited. 

 

Helicopter Crash: This incident type should be used when a helicopter crashes.  Included in the page should be the type of helicopter and souls on board, and extent of the damage.

 

Helicopter Down: See Helicopter Crash category.

 

High Rise Fire: This incident should be used when there is a fire in a 7+ story building that is considered a high rise facility or building or if command specifies a high rise response to a confirmed fire.

 

Inured Firefighter: This incident type should be used with good judgment as it is a sensitive issue.  There should be confirmed injuries to a firefighter on the scene of an incident and they should be listed in the page.  Be sure to leave out the name or company of the firefighter.  The agency name, badge number, truck number, unit number, and or officer name will not be included in the page.  The address numerics should be left out if given, and if cross streets are given, only one should be posted.

 

Large Brush Fire: This incident type should be used for wooded or forest areas only and should have at least 10 acres burning, the threat of structures being involved, water drops in operation, and multiple towns (3 or more towns) or services mutual aid to the scene. 

 

Large Fuel Spill: This incident type should be used when there is a significant fuel spill that exceeds 15 gallons.  If a Hazmat response is requested, do not use this category, use the Hazmat category and include the size of the spill.

 

Large Grass Fire: This incident type is used for Wildland or Prairie fires only.  Conditions should have at least 10 acres burning, the threat of structures being involved, water drops in operation, and multiple towns (3 or more towns) or services mutual aid to the scene.

 

Major Collapse: This incident type is used for buildings standing higher than 8 stories.  Do not use this category for structures or buildings under 8 stories.  List the extent of the damage and if persons are trapped.  If available list the structural integrity of the rest of the building and buildings surrounding the collapsed building. 

 

Mine Collapse: This incident type is to be used when there is a collapse in a mine shaft.  Included should be number of people trapped if any and the depth of the shaft as well as what services are working to free the trapped.

 

Mine Explosion: This incident type is to be used when there is an explosion in a mine.  Included should be number of people trapped if any and the depth of the shaft as well as what services are working to free the trapped.

 

Mountain Rescue: This incident type is to be used when a person is in need of a rescue off of a mountain side or top.  Include in the page what mountain and elevation, extent of injuries if any, and any special services involved in the rescue.

 

MVA w/Hazmat: This incident type is to be used when the FD is on scene of an MVA involving hazardous materials and requires a Hazmat response.  Include the type of hazardous materials involved and the level of the response.  See the Hazmat category for further information. 

 

Natural Gas Leak: This incident type should be used when there is a leak from a natural gas line.  Included in the page should be size of the line leaking, crews requested to the scene to resolve the issue, evacuations of area if any, etc.

 

School Fire: This incident type should be used when there is a fire in a school.  Included in the page should be the alarm level, type and size of school and weather it was occupied or unoccupied.

 

Search and Rescue: See trauma SOPs for description.

 

State of Emergency: This incident type should only be used when the state declares a state of emergency.  Include in the page, the cause and area it involves and any details given.

 

Statewide Electrical Emergency: This incident type should be used when at least 80% of the state is with out power and should include reasons for the outage and areas affected.

 

Still Alarm: This incident type is used by some departments as their Working Fire level.  Do not use this category of the department does not use this term.  Chicago FD uses these on a normal basis and the run response is as follows: 2 Engines, 2 Truck Co’s, and 1 Battalion Chief.

 

Still and Box Alarm: This incident type is used by some departments as their 2nd Working Fire level.  Do not use this category of the department does not use this term.  Chicago FD uses these on a normal basis and the run response is as follows: 4 Engines, 2 Truck Co’s, 1 Tower Co, Squad, 3 Battalion Chiefs, 1 Deputy District Chief, 1 Command Van, 1 Ambulance, 1 OFI Car, and 1 EMS Field Officer.

 

Tanker Fire: This incident type is used when there is a tanker on fire.  If Hazmat is requested to scene use the Hazmat w/Fire category.  If no hazardous materials are involved, this incident type can be used. 

 

Test Page: This Test page is only to be used by an UEA Administrator or auth. by an Admin for use.

 

Train Crash: This incident type is to be used when a train has struck or been struck by something.  Include in the page what circumstances were involved for something to be struck or struck the train.  Indicate how many people were on board and amount of injuries if any.  If it is not a passenger train, indicate what kind of cargo may be carried on board. 

 

Train Derailment: This incident type is to be used when a train has derailed from the tracks.  Include in the page how many people on board and amount of injuries if any.  If it is a non passenger train, indicate what type of cargo is being carried.

 

Train on Fire: This incident type is to be used when a train has caught fire and fire suppression is needed.  Include in the page how many people on board and injuries if any.  State what type of cargo is being carried if not a passenger train.  If there is hazardous materials involved use the Hazmat w/Fire category.

 

Unstable Structure: This incident type is to be used when the fire department is on scene confirming that a structure has been made unstable by natural or man made causes and is danger of immediate collapse.  This should include type and size of building, type of damage done to it, if there are people inside and trapped needing rescue, etc.

 

Water Main Break: This incident type should be used when there is a large water main broken by natural or man made causes.  This page should be sent if at least 35 people in the area are affected.  Include in the page, size of main, water pressures affected and services notified to mitigate the situation.

 

Working Fire: This incident type is used when the fire department is on scene and is confirming a fire in a structure of some type.  Lines should be stretched and operating in order for this page to be sent.  This term is used to as a 1st Alarm level response, or in place of 1st Alarm.  Working Fire is an upgrade from All Companies working in some communities.  The on scene commander must request the Working Fire level for this category to be used.  If the incident commander does not do so, use All Companies Working until the incident has been upgraded.  Include in the page a scene size up, amount of lines operating, if it is occupied or unoccupied, exposure problems if any, etc.

SMOKE SHOWING ACCORDING TO OUR SOP'S IS NOT A WORKING FIRE.  UNIT'S MUST INVESTIGATE TO FIND THE SOURCE OF THE FIRE AND DECLAIR THIS A WORKING FIRE.  A STOVE FIRE, OVEN FIER, KITCHEN FIRE, FOOD ON THE STOVE, OR IN THE OVEN, IS NOT PAGABLE, UNLESS THEIR IS NOTABLE DAMAGE THE THE KITCHEN, IN WHICH IT SHOULD BE SENT AS A SMOKE/FIRE DAMAGE INCIDENT TYPE.


Police Department Incidents

 

Abduction: This incident type is to be used when Police have confirmed an abduction of a person.  The page should include location crime occurred, age and sex of victim, physical descriptors of victim if available, clothes last seen wearing, how victim was abducted, description of suspect, suspect vehicle if any, any weapons involved, etc. 

 

Airport Security Breach: This incident type is to be used only when a subject has breached the security barrier(s) of an airport.  Include what type of barrier was breached, suspect info and description, any possible motives, damage caused if any. 

 

Amber Alert: This incident type is to be used when police issue and Amber alert.  Included in the page should be victims’ description, the department issuing the alert, any details that would help find the child i.e. suspect info, suspect vehicle if any, etc.  When the alert is cancelled make certain there is an update to the initial page stating the Amber Alert has been cancelled.

 

Armed Carjacking: This incident type is to be used when a persons’ car is taken forcefully by use of a weapon of some type.  Include in the page how the car was taken, type of weapon used, injuries to victim if any, if victim was taken as well, and area or perimeter police are searching. 

 

Armed Robbery: This incident type is to be used when a store or a person or persons is robbed of items or currency by means of a weapon.  A weapon can be shown, used or implied for this page to be sent.  Include in the page, the suspect description, direction fled and what was taken. 

 

Armed subject: This incident type is to be used when the police are on scene with a confirmed incident involving a person who is armed with a weapon of some type posing a threat to a person or himself in populated or unpopulated area.  Included in the page should be, suspect description, weapon(s) armed with, injuries to bystanders or victims, SWAT or STOP teams present, etc.  If there are hostages involved use the Hostage Situation category. 

 

Attempted Abduction: This incident type should be used when a person has attempted to abduct a person or a child forcefully with no success.  Include in the page suspect description and vehicle involved, direction of travel or direction fled.  If the person or child has been successfully taken at their will, use the Abduction category.

 

Bank Robbery: This incident type is to be used when a bank has been robbed.  Include in the page weather a weapon was used.  The weapon can be used, shown or implied in a note or by voice.  Include suspect description, direction fled, how much currency was taken and if a dye pack was given.  Armed Robbery should not be used for this category.

 

Barricaded Subject: This incident type should be used when there is police on scene of a confirmed person(s) held up in a building of some type resisting the police.  Include in the page if SWAT or STOP teams have been requested or on scene, if a Perimeter has been set up, Suspect information as far as description and what they have for weapons.  Also include any hostage information if any, injuries to bystanders if any, etc. DO NOT PUT ADDRESSES ON THIS INCIDENT AS IT COULD COMPROMISE THE EFFORTS FROM THE SWAT OR STOP TEAMS.

 

Body Found: This incident type is to be used when a deceased body has been found by someone.  Include in the page location it was found, crime scene activation if any, investigation being conducted, etc.  If the body is in a lake, pond or rivers use the Body Recovery category.

 

Body Recovery: This incident type is to be used when a body has to be removed from a place with out easy access such as a lake, pond, river, trench, canyon, etc.  If none of these circumstances are occurring, use the Body Found category.  Include in the page if there are special services such as a dive team, technical rescue team being requested to remove the body, location it was found, and if a crime scene or investigation is being conducted.

 

Bomb Threat: This incident type is to be used when a threat of a bomb has been made to a place of business, school, commercial building or residential dwelling.  The page should have included in it, Bomb Squad en route or on scene, perimeter established, evacuations if any, what the threat was if available, etc.  Do not use suspicious package or Device Found. 

 

Burglary in Progress: This incident type should be used ONLY when police are on scene witnessing a burglary in progress.  Include in the page number of suspects and their descriptions if available, are weapons being used if any, and any police activity regarding the burglary.  A burglary is defines as: The unlawful entering of a premise to commit a crime therein.

 

Carjacking: This incident type should be used when a person has had their car taken forcefully with out the use of a weapon.  If there is a weapon involved, use the Armed

Carjacking category.  Include in the page, suspect description, injuries to the victim if any, and direction the vehicle and suspect fled. 

 

Child Shot: This incident type should be used when a child under the age of 15 has been shot.  Include in the page, severity of the injuries sustained, and suspect info if available.

 

Child Stabbed: This incident type should be used when a child under the age of 15 has been stabbed.  Include in the page, severity of the injuries sustained, and suspect info if available.

 

Crime Scene: This incident type should be used when police are securing a crime scene and investigators or a crime scene unit is requested to conduct an investigation.  Include in the page what type of crime is under investigation, services being requested, etc.

 

Double Fatal Shooting: This incident type should be used when police or EMS are on scene confirming that 2 subjects have sustained fatal gun shot wounds and have been pronounced.  Include what type of wounds were sustained if available as well as suspect information if available.

 

Double Fatal Stabbing: This incident type should be used when police or EMS are on scene confirming that 2 subjects have sustained fatal stab wounds and have been pronounced.  Include what type of wounds were sustained if available as well as suspect information if available.

 

Double Homicide: This incident type should be used when police have confirmed that 2 subjects have been murdered or killed.  This MUST be confirmed by the police.  Include circumstances if available and suspect information if any.

 

Escaped Prisoner: This incident type is to be used when a prisoner has escaped from a prison facility or during a transfer.  Include the description of the prisoner, how escaped, areas being searched, etc.

 

Fatal Carjacking: This incident type is to be used when a persons’ car is taken forcefully and has been killed as a result of injuries sustained.  Include in the page how the car was taken, type of weapon used if any, injuries that killed the victim, and area or perimeter police are searching.  If police have confirmed that the person was killed by the suspect, use the Homicide category.

 

Fatal Home Invasion: This incident type is to be used when police are on scene of a home invasion where the homeowners have been killed.  Include in the page, injuries succumbed to, suspect descriptions if available, and items or currency taken.  If police have confirmed that the person(s) was killed by the suspect(s), use the Homicide category.

 

Fatal PD Involved Shooting: This incident type is to be used only when the police have fire upon a subject causing their death.  Include in the page the reason for the shooting and injuries succumbed to if available. 

 

Fatal PD Involved MVA: This incident type is to be used when a police car is involved and any subject related to the MVA is killed.  The agency name, badge number, car number, unit number, and or officer name will not be included in the page.  The address numerics should be left out if given, and if cross streets are given, only one should be posted.  ***FATALITY OF OFFICER REQUIRES ADMIN APPROVAL FOR PAGE***

 

Fatal Pursuit: This incident type is to be used when a police pursuit has caused the death of the occupants of either the police cruiser or vehicle being pursued.  The agency name, badge number, car number, unit number, and or officer name will not be included in the page.  The address numerics should be left out if given, and if cross streets are given, only one should be posted.  ***FATALITY OF OFFICER REQUIRES ADMIN APPROVAL FOR PAGE***

 

Fatal School Shooting: This incident type is to be used when a subject is shot and killed in a school or place of learning.  The police must be on scene confirming this information.  Include the injuries succumbed to as well as suspect description if available. 

 

Fatal School Stabbing: This incident type is to be used when a subject is stabbed and killed in a school or place of learning.  The police must be on scene confirming this information.  Include the injuries succumbed to as well as suspect description if available. 

 

Fatal Shooting: This incident type should be used when police are on scene of a shooting victim that has been killed.  Include in the page the injuries succumbed to, suspect description if available, direction suspects fled, etc.

 

Fatal Stabbing:  This incident type should be used when police are on scene of a stabbing victim that has been killed.  Include in the page the injuries succumbed to, suspect description if available, direction suspects fled, etc.

 

Fatal Standoff: This incident type should be used when police are dealing with a standoff suspect and someone involved is killed.  Include in the page the circumstances leading up to the death, if person was involved in the standoff, etc.

 

Foot Pursuit: This incident type should be used when police are actively chasing a suspect(s) on foot.  Include reasons for chase, suspect(s) descriptions, weapons involved if any, and area being chased in.

 

Funeral Announcement: This incident type should be used when a LODD has occurred and information for the wake and funeral are being broadcasted.  Include in the page time and date, place of funeral, and for whom it is for.

 

Home Invasion: This incident type should be used when a suspect(s) has entered an occupied residential dwelling to rob the owner of items or currency.  This must be confirmed by police on scene.  Include in the page number of suspects, description of suspect(s), weapons used if any, direction fled, vehicle fled in, and items or currency taken.

 

Homicide: This incident type is to be used when police are on scene confirming that someone is victim of a homicide.  Include in the page circumstances of the homicide and special units requested to scene if any.

 

Hostage Situation: This incident type should be used when police are on scene confirming that a suspect is holding 1 or more individuals at their will.  Include in the page if SWAT and STOP teams are requested or on scene, suspect(s) description, weapons involved if any, type of place suspects are holding the hostages, perimeters set up, etc.

 

Large Fight: This incident type is to be used only when police are on scene witnessing a large group of people actively fighting.  Include in the page approximate number of people involved, weapons being used if any, and any additional assistance requested if any.

 

 

Major Power Outage: This incident type is to be used when a large area of a town or city is with out power.  Include in the page circumstances leading up to the outage, areas affected, approximate number of customers with out power and approximate time power will be restored.

 

Missing Child: This incident type is to be used when a child under the age of 18 has gone missing for at least 1 hour.  Include in the page, age and sex of the child, clothing last seen wearing, area being searched, any special services requested to help aid in locating the child, where he/she went missing from, etc. 

 

Missing Hiker: This incident type is to be used when a hiker has gone missing in a wooded or mountainous area.  Included in the page should be where the hiker went missing from, how long he/she has been gone for, and clothing description.  If there is an active search underway, use the Search and Rescue category.

 

Missing Person: This incident type should be used when an adult 18 years or older has gone missing.  This person MUST be missing for at least 24 hours.  Include in the page the age and sex of the person, height and weight if available, clothing description, location went missing from, and police or special units involved.  If there is an active search in progress use the Missing Person Search category.

 

Missing Person Search: This incident type is to be used when police or special services are actively searching for a person that has been missing.  Include the circumstances of the missing person i.e. Alzheimer’s patient, elderly person, psychiatric person, etc.  Include in the page the area being searched, services aiding in the search, missing person description i.e. age, sex, height, weight, clothing, where went missing from, etc. 

 

Missing Vessel: This incident type is to be used when a vessel has gone missing and the assistance of the US Coast Guard has been requested.  Include in the page the area being searched, the type and size of the vessel, number of souls on board, hull number if available, how long it has been missing, etc.

 

Mobilization: NYC Only: Level 1,2,3 and 4 mobilizations should be paged in this category.  A Level 1 mobilization is a responding borough task force.  Level 2 mobilizations are a citywide task force being assembled.  Level 3 is a Level 2 PLUS local precinct personnel and a Level 4 mobilization is citywide precinct personnel.  There MUST be a reason stated in the page for the mobilization.

 

Mountain Rescue: This incident type should be used when a rescue of a person is required on a mountain.  Special teams should be requested in order for this type of page to be sent.  Include in the page which mountain or cliff is involved, condition of the victim(s), number or victims, and any special circumstances.

 

Multiple Homicides: This incident type should be used only when police are on scene and specifically state that there are more than 3 homicide victims.  Include in the page the nature of the homicide and any police response to it.

 

Multiple School Shooting: This incident type should be used when multiple victims inside of a school or a place of learning have been shot.  Include in the page number of Suspects, victims injuries, police mobilizations requested, location of the shooting with in the school, status of the suspect(s) if available i.e. in custody, injured, killed.

 

Multiple Shooting Victims: This incident type should be used when multiple people have been shot.  If they are hilled do not use this category, use the Fatal Shooting category.  Include in the page number of victims, suspect information if available, type of injuries sustained, etc.

 

Officer Assault: See the Officer Down category.

 

Officer Assist: This incident type should be used when an officer is in immediate need of assistance.  Include in the page the reason for this request and any pertinent information regarding the incident.

 

Officer Down: This incident type should be used when an officer is down for reasons such as being shot, stabbed, assaulted, struck by a vehicle, motorcycle crash, unconscious, etc.  Include in the page the reason for the officer being down and any important information related to the incident. The agency name, badge number, car number, unit number, and or officer name will not be included in the page.  The address numerics should be left out if given, and if cross streets are given, only one should be posted.

 

Officer Shot:  This incident type should be used when an officer has been shot.  Include in the page the suspect information and the injuries sustained if available.   The agency name, badge number, car number, unit number, and or officer name will not be included in the page.  The address numerics should be left out if given, and if cross streets are given, only one should be posted.

 

Officer Stabbed:  This incident type should be used when an officer has been stabbed.  Include in the page the suspect information and the injuries sustained if available. The agency name, badge number, car number, unit number, and or officer name will not be included in the page.  The address numerics should be left out if given, and if cross streets are given, only one should be posted.

 

Perp Search: This incident type should be used when there is an active search for a suspect that has just committed a crime.  Crimes include robbery, bank robbery, home invasion, shooting, stabbing, etc.  Include in the page services searching for the suspect, suspect description, number of suspects if more than one, etc.

 

Police Involved MVA: This incident type should be used when a police vehicle has been involved in an MVA.  Include the extent of injuries if available.  The agency name, badge number, car number, unit number, and or officer name will not be included in the page.  The address numerics should be left out if given, and if cross streets are given, only one should be posted.

 

Police Involved Shooting: This incident type should be ONLY be used when a police officer or armed security guard discharges his/her weapon in the field.  Include in the page the circumstances for the shooting, and any injuries sustained if any.  The agency name, badge number, car number, unit number, and or officer name will not be included in the page.  The address numerics should be left out if given, and if cross streets are given, only one should be posted.

 

Riot: This incident type should only be used when police officers have deployed tear gas or has declared a riot.  Do not use this category for a large crow or protestor dispersal unless the situation has become violent.  Include in the page approximate number of rioters, special police services requested, and any injuries sustained.

 

Robbery: This incident type is to be used when a person has been forcefully robbed with out the use of a weapon.  If the suspect has used a weapon, use the Armed Robbery category.  Include in the page suspect description, items taken and any injuries if any.

 

SWAT Activity: This incident type is to be used when a SWAT team activation has been requested.  DO NOT include the address of the location.  Include in the page reason for the activation and the progress of the situation.

 

School Shooting: This incident type should be used when a shooting has occurred in a school or a place of learning.  If there are fatalities, use the Fatal School Shooting category.  Include in the page the description of the shooter, the reason if available and any injuries sustained.

 

School Stabbing: This incident type should be used when a stabbing has occurred in a school or a place of learning.  If there are fatalities, use the Fatal School Stabbing category.  Include in the page the description of the suspect, the reason if available and any injuries sustained.

 

Serious Assault: This incident type should be used when a victim has been assaulted and sustained serious injuries as a result.  Include in the page the extent of injuries, the suspect description, and direction of flight or if in custody.

 

Sexual Assault: This is a very sensitive issue and should be sent with some discretion.  Please ask a Supervisor or an Admin if you have any questions regarding this.  This incident type should be used when a person has been sexually assaulted i.e. rape.  Include in the page suspect description, extent of injuries if any.  Be careful not to use personal descriptors regarding the victim as the news and media may have access to it.

 

Shooting: This incident type should be used when a person has been shot.  Include in the page extent of injuries, number of gun shot wounds, suspect description and type of weapon used if available.  If the person is fatally shot or multiple people shot, use the Fatal Shooting and the Multiple Shooting Victims categories.

 

Shots Fire At Police: This incident type should be used when police have had shots fire directly at them.  Include in the page the area this occurred in, suspect description if any and area being searched.

 

Stabbing: This incident type should be used when a person has been stabbed with a sharp object i.e. knife, writing utensil, etc.  Include in the page the extent of the injuries, suspect description, etc.

 

Suspicious Death: This incident type should be used when the police are investigating a death that has been deemed suspicious.  This category should be used if the incident does not fit into any other category listed.

 

Suspicious Device: This incident type should be used when a device is found.  This can only be sent out after the police on scene confirm that the device is suspicious.  Include in the page the description of the device, location of it, special services requested i.e. bomb squad, etc.

 

Suspicious Package: This incident type should be used when a package that is suspicious is located.  This can ONLY be sent out when police on scene confirm that the package is suspicious.  Include in the page the description of the device, location of it, special services requested i.e. bomb squad, etc.

 

Triple Fatal Shooting: This incident type should be used when police or EMS are on scene confirming that 3 subjects have sustained fatal gun shot wounds and have been pronounced.  Include the extent of the injuries if available as well as suspect information if available.

 

Triple Homicide: This incident type should be used when police have confirmed that 3 subjects have been murdered or killed.  This MUST be confirmed by the police.  Include circumstances if available and suspect information if any.

 

Vehicle Pursuit: This incident type should be used when police are actively pursuing a motor vehicle wanted in connection with a crime or a vehicle failing to stop.  Include in the page the vehicle description, suspect description if available, speeds if available, and deployment of stop stix if indicated.  This should not be paged if the pursuit is less than a block long.  Do not page updates every time a new cross street is given.  Only page updates when the street the chase is on has changed.

 

Violent Crime: This incident type should be used when a crime with violent actions has taken place.  This should not be used in conjunction with any other page.  Include in the page the severity of the violence, victim status if available,  and suspect information.

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