Amputation: This incident type is to be used when a person has lost any major extremity including fingers and toes. Included in the page should be the limb or body part amputated, number of limbs lost, victim’s condition, etc. This category can also be used for partial amputations as well.
Animal Attack: This incident type should be used when someone is attacked by an animal and has sustained serious injuries. Include in the page the type of animal that attacked the victim, victims condition and if the animal has been caught or still on the loose, and what type of injuries resulted.
Animal Rescue: This incident type should be used when there are emergency services making a rescue of an animal in distress. This could be a dog rescued from the ice, or a cat rescued from a storm drain etc. Include in the page type of rescue, and outcome of the animal i.e. safe, not safe, successful, and unsuccessful.
ATV Accident: Use this when a subject is involved in an ATV crash. State the extent
of injuries and type of ATV if possible. If a snowmobile is involved, use the Snowmobile Accident category.
ATV Accident w/ Traumatic Injuries: Use this when an ATV is involved in a very
serious accident causing traumatic injuries to the rider. State the exact nature of
injuries and any medevac information if required. If exact injuries are not known do
NOT use this category. If medevac is requested try to have LZ information as well as ETA to LZ.
ATV Fatal Accident: This is only to be used if the ATV rider died as a result of an
accident. State circumstances if possible. Subject MUST be confirmed dead by FD or
Bicyclist Struck: To be used when a bicyclist is struck by a vehicle. State extent of
injuries and any additional EMS response needed.
Boat Crash: Use this only when a vessel crashes and causes life threatening damage
to the vessel at sea. State the position if possible and vessel’s name, as well as
injuries and any USCG or PD response.
Boat in Distress: State the vessel’s name and approximate position, the rescue
response to the vessel and reason for the distress.
Burn Victim: This incident type is to be used when a person at whatever age has suffered from serious burns to the body. This can be from Chemical, boiling water, fires, etc. Include in the page, the age, approximate BSA % (Body Surface Area %), Victims status. If a medevac has been requested, use Burn Victim w/Medevac.
Burn Victim w/Medevac: This incident type is to be used when a person at whatever age has suffered from serious burns to the body and requires an air transport to a hospital. Include in the page, the age, approximate BSA % (Body Surface Area %), Victims status, LZ to be used and ETA if available.
Capsized Vessel: Use this category any time a boat has rolled over in the water.
State if subjects are in the water or not and any fire conditions if possible. Also include if available the size and type of vessel, and hull number if obtainable.
Car into Water: Use this ONLY if a car is halfway or fully submerged into water.
State the depth and type of water source if possible and if there is any entrapment.
Car vs. Building: Use this when a vehicle crashes into a building. Specify structural
damage if any and injuries to patients inside the building or inside the car and if
there is any entrapment. Include any inspectional services if requested.
Child Struck: This should only be used when a child is struck by a vehicle. State the
injuries and any other important information i.e. age and sex. If medevac is requested, put the information into the body of the page.
Cliff Rescue: This incident type should be used when services have been called to rescue a victim from a cliff that is in distress. Include the location, height above sea level of possible and any injuries sustained.
CO Emergency W/ Victims: This is to be used when there is a Carbon Monoxide
(CO) leak that has caused sickness to 1 or more persons. Fire personnel should confirm this and also include the CO readings if possible.
Confined Space Rescue: Confined space is defined as this: a space that: (1) Is large
enough and so configured that an employee can bodily enter and perform assigned
work; and (2) Has limited or restricted means for entry or exit (for example, tanks,
vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults and pits are spaces that may have limited
means of entry.); and (3) Is not designed for continuous employee occupancy. Use
this category if these conditions exist. Include in the page rescue services requested, and victims status.
Construction Accident: Use this category when any trauma or serious accident occurs at a construction site. Include the type of accident or injuries sustained and patient information if possible.
Drowning: A drowning occurs when a person has been submerged under water and has become unconscious, causing unsuccessful resuscitation. State if the subject is dead or has been revived (if revived use Near Drowning category), the water source and name of where the drowning occurred, and any other important information in the page.
Electrocution: Use this when a subject gets electrocuted either by wires or
lightning. State the reason for electrocution, amount of energy (volts and/or amps)
if possible and EMS response.
EMS Involved Accident: ANY EMS vehicle involved in a traffic accident. 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.
Fall Victim: Use this ONLY when a subject falls from a height greater than 15 feet on accident with serious life threatening injuries. Include the height and where the victim fell from. Include injuries sustained and LZ and medevac information if one is requested.
Fatal MVA: Use this for any fatal accident if the patient pronounced dead on the
scene by FD or coroner. PD is not accepted unless it is from the CHP CAD. Include the injuries the victim succumbed to.
Fatal Pedestrian Struck: This is for any time a pedestrian has been struck by any
motorized vehicle and dies as a result of it.
Fatal Train vs Pedestrian: This incident is to be used when a person that has been struck by a train, has been killed as a result. Include any pertinent information.
Fatal Trauma: Any trauma resulting in death or fatality that does not have its own
High Angle Rescue: This includes Low Angle and Steep Angle Rescues. Rope Rescue
and High Angle Rescues are synonymous. Fire command must specifically ask for a
high angle rescue response. Include the height and type of object the person is being rescued from.
Industrial Accident: This is to be used when a subject is seriously injured in an
industrial environment or at the workplace. Include in the page the extent of injuries and if medevac is requested, include the LZ information as well.
Injured EMT: This incident type should be used when an EMT is injured. Included in the page should be how and what the injuries are.
Jumper Down: Jumper Down is to be used ONLY if a subject JUMPS off a building,
cliff, etc. Include in the page the Height jumped from and the extent of injuries.
Jumper Up: Use this category only if law enforcement officials state that there is a
person on a bridge, balcony, rooftop, window, etc threatening to jump. Once the jumper falls, then use the Jumper Down category. DO NOT mention a subject’s name when paging.
Mass Casualty: MUST be declared by EMS or FD personnel on scene. State in the
page how many people are affected, cause of injuries and any other important
details such as, number of ambulances needed, etc.
Motorcycle Fatal: Use this if any motorcyclist dies as a result of an accident. Include the injuries succumbed to if available.
Motorcycle MVA: Use this if ANY motorcycle crashes. MUST state the severity of
injuries. If fatal, do not use this category. Instead, use Motorcycle Fatal.
Multiple Pedestrians Struck: More than ONE pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Include number of struck, and extent of injuries. Injuries should be of a serious nature such as femur fractures and hip fractures, positive LOC, severe bleeding, etc.
MVA w/ Ejection: Motor Vehicle Accident with ejection. Must be confirmed by
emergency services that subject was ejected and state nature of injuries.
MVA w/ Entrapment: This incident type should be used when a person(s) is trapped inside a motor vehicle and requires extrication by the use of hydraulic or hand tools. Another term used to describe a person who is entrapped is the word Pinned. Include the extent of injuries and how heavily pinned the person(s) is.
MVA w/ Medevac: Any Motor Vehicle Accident resulting in a helicopter being used to transport a patient to a trauma center. Include the extent of injuries sustained, LZ information as well as an ETA to the LZ if available.
MVA w/ traumatic Injuries: This incident type should be used when a person involved in a motor vehicle accident sustains traumatic life threatening injuries. Include in the page the extent of the injuries if available. If a medevac is requested use MVA w/ Medevac.
Near Drowning: Near Drowning is a term used to describe a person who has been submerged under water and has lost consciousness and has been successfully resuscitated. State water source (lake, river, pond, etc.) and any other important details.
Overturned Auto: Use this when a vehicle has rolled over. If there is entrapment or
ejection, or medevac, then use the proper category. State the damage to the vehicle
and any injuries to the occupants of the vehicle.
Overturned Auto w/ Ejection: Use this when a vehicle has rolled over and the
victim(s) have been thrown from the vehicle. Emergency services must confirm
ejection before paging this. State any injuries and extra EMS response if possible.
Overturned Auto w/ Entrapment: Use this when a vehicle has rolled over and the
victim(s) are pinned inside the car. State any injuries and FD response to extricate.
Overturned Auto w/ Medevac: Use this when a vehicle has rolled over and the
victim(s) need air transport to appropriate facility. State nature of injuries if possible, and LZ information for the medevac.
Overturned Tractor Trailer: This category is to be used only when a tractor trailer
has overturned. State injuries if any, road obstruction and any load spill. If a Hazmat response is requested use the Hazmat category.
Overturned Truck: Use this when a truck has rolled over. Tractor trailers have
their own category. State the injuries and any response details. If an hazardous materials are involved and a hazmat response is requested, use the Hazmat category.
Pedestrian Struck: Use this when a pedestrian has been hit by a vehicle. State the
injuries and any other details. Injuries should include serious injuries requiring ALS and transport to a trauma center.
Pedestrian Struck w/Medevac: Use this when a pedestrian has been hit by a vehicle and sustains serious life threatening injuries that requires a medevac to transport the victim. State the injuries and any other details.
Pediatric Trauma: To be used anytime a child (under 18) is involved in some sort
of traumatic accident. State the details of the accident including injuries and any
special equipment needed.
School Bus Fatal: This is to be used when a school bus has been involved in an
accident causing fatal injuries to the people on board. Include in the page amount of people on board, what grades of students are on the bus and injuries victim(s) succumbed to.
School Bus MVA: This is to be used only for an accident involving a school bus.
State the number of injuries if any and if severity (minor, moderate, major, serious), and the grades of students on board. If fatal, use the School Bus Fatal category.
Search N Rescue: Use this only when a search and rescue team or units have been
called out. Missing Hikers, Water Rescues, or a Perp Search do not quality for this
category, as they have their own categories.
Snake Bite: Any snake bite resulting in transport to a hospital should be paged with
this category. If possible, state the type of snake and severity of injury.
Snowmobile Accident: This incident type should be used when an accident has occurred involving a snowmobile. Include the extent of the injuries sustained and location of the incident.
Sports Injury: This incident type is to be used when there is a sports player that has sustained a serious injury from playing sports. Include extent of injuries and age and sex of victim.
Train vs. Pedestrian: Use this when a train collides with a pedestrian. State any
injuries and severity, derailment if any, approx. age of the victim (i.e. child, teenager,
adult, elderly), and any other important details.
Train vs. Vehicle: Use this when a train has struck a vehicle. State the number of
injuries if any, what type of vehicle, damage to the train and if it is a passenger or
Traumatic Injuries w/ medevac: To be used when someone has traumatic
injuries that requires an air medical evacuation and is not covered in any other
Trench Rescue: This is to be used when a subject has been entrapped by the
collapse of a trench. Fire command must confirm that there is someone trapped in
the trench. Include the size and depth of the trench if available, extent of injuries and special services aiding in the rescue.
Unusual Rescue: Any kind of newsworthy rescue that is not covered by any other
category. Please check with a supervisor or administrator prior to sending.
Unusual Trauma: Any major trauma that does not fit in any other category. Please
check with a supervisor or administrator prior to sending.
Vessel In Distress: Use this when a vessel is in distress. State the reason, number of
victims and stability of boat if possible, and the size and type of boat.
Victim Struck by Lightning: To be used when a subject has been struck by
lightning. State the circumstances and patient information.
Water Rescue: This category is to be used when there is a confirmed person in the
water requiring assistance by the fire department to get them out. State the
resources o/s if possible and water/patient conditions as well.
Water Search: Use this when a PD or USCG is searching the water for a victim or
boat. Include in the page the area being searched and circumstances leading up to the event.
Traffic Advisory: This is the general category for any vehicle accident where there ARE NO injuries, but LANES ARE BLOCKED causing traffic delays.
National Breaking News Incidents
National News: This is to be used when there is a breaking national news incident.
If you are unsure on whether to page or not, please ask any UEA Admin.
Terrorist Attack: This is only to be used when the F.B.I is confirming that an attack
was terrorist related. If you can not get confirmation, DO NOT page it. There is no
reason to worry our customers of a terrorist attack unless it is confirmed.
Terrorist Threat: To be used when the US Government confirms a terrorist threat.
Celebrity Death: Governor Hospitalized: Governor Shot: etc...
Use this anytime there is something NEWSWORTHY to page out that was not heard on a police scanner. Please check with a supervisor or administrator if needed.
LODD Alert: Use this when any peace officer (police or armed security guard) or firefighter is fatally wounded while on duty. State the circumstances and department. *MUST BE CLEARED BY ADMIN FOR PAGING*
State of Evacuations: To be used when evacuations are called for, most likely due to a
natural disaster, i.e. hurricane in Florida. State any important information with the
State of Emergency: To be used when the state declares and emergency. Usually issued by the Governor of the state. Include in the page, areas declared to be in a State of Emergency.
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