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CPF hands  Learn how to talk over a Two Way Radio like a Professional

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"When anyone calls 10111 – or any other emergency service we often find that the operator gets the street name and address incorrect:

  1. Learn to spell your street name using the following – this way SAP vans/vehicles as well as ambulances and fire trucks will be given a proper spelling of the street.
  2. Make very sure that your home is CLEARLY MARKED - the numbers are all too often VERY difficult to see – also making response time longer.
  3. Always remember to give your closest SAP Station or Suburb, for instance Haakdoornboom nearest SAP station will be Pretoria North, the same with any other eme
ICAO Phonetic Alphabet 10 Codes Officer Status Codes 9 Codes
A - Alpha 10-1 Receiving Poorly   CODE 1 - Routine Follow Officer  901 - Traffic Accident, Unknown if Injuries
B - Bravo 10-2 Receiving Well CODE 2 - Expedite Follow Officer 901T - Traffic Accident, Injuries 
C - Charlie 10-3 Stop Transmitting  CODE 3 - Emergency Follow Officer  902T - Traffic Accident, No Injuries 
D - Delta 10-4 Acknowledgement CODE 4 - No Further Assistance Needed  902M - Medical Aid 903 - Plane crash 
E - Echo 10-5 Relay CODE 5 - Stakeout (Observation) 903L - Low flying plane 904 - Fire 
F - Foxtrot 10-6 Busy CODE 6 - Out for Investigation  904T - Trash Fire 910 - Can Handle Call 
G - Golf 10-7 Out of Service CODE 7 - Out of Service / Lunch Break 912 - Are We Clear To/For _______ 
H - Hotel 10-8 In Service  CODE 8 - Fire Alarm  913 - You Are Clear To/For _______ 
I - India 10-9 Repeat  CODE 12 - Report Disaster Damage  914 - Suicide 914A - Attempted Suicide 
J - Juliett 10-10 Out of Service / Subject to call
CODE 13 - Emergency Procedures
 
914C - Coroner Needed
K - Kilo 10-11 Transmitting to rapidly   917A - Abandon Vehicle 
L - Lima 10-12 Visitors Present   918 - Mental Case (W&I code 5150) 
M - Mike 10-13 Road / Weather conduction   919 - Keep the Peace
N - November 10-14 Escort    920A - Missing Adult 
O - Oscar 10-15 En Route with Prisoner   920C - Missing Child 
P - Papa 10-17 Pick up Papers   920F - Found Child
Q - Quebec 10-18 Complete Assignment ASAP   920J - Missing Juvenile
R - Romeo 10-19 Return to Station   921 - Prowler
S - Sierra 10-20 What’s Your Location    922 - Solicitation Activity
T - Tango 10-21 Call Your Station by Telephone   924R - Report Writing
U - Uniform 10-21B Call Your home    925 - Suspicious Person
V - Victor 10-22 Cancel Last Message   926 - Tow Truck Needed 
W - Whiskey 10-23 Standby    927 - Unknown Trouble 
X - X-ray 10-25 Do you have contact with _____?   927H - 911 Hang Up
Z - Zulu 10-28 Registration Request   930 - See The Man 
  10-29 Check for Stolen   931 - See The Woman
  10-30 Subject is Not Wanted    932 - Open Door 
  10-31 Subject has a record   933 - Open Window 
  10-32 Subject is Wanted    982 - Bomb Threat
  10-32F Subject wanted - Felony   983 - Explosion At ________ 
  10-33 Standby, Emergency Traffic Only   984 - Hazardous materials present / spill 
  10-34 Resume Normal Radio Traffic   995 - Riot or major disturbance
  10-35 Confidential Information    997 - Officer Needs Assistance 
  10-36 Correct Time    998 - Officer In Gun Battle 
  10-39 Message Delivered   999 - Officer Needs Assistance, Emergency
  10-42 Pick Up Officer    
  10-45 Service Your Equipment    
  10-49 Proceed to ___________    
  10-86 Traffic Check     
  10-87 Meet ______ At _______     
  10-97 Arrived on Scene    
  10-98 Finished Last Assignment     
  10-100 Restroom Break