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Aircraft Emergency Codes

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Alert Codes

Code Description Notes
Alert 1 Aircraft in trouble ARFF equipment stands by on front pad of fire station
Alert 2 Aircraft in trouble ARFF equipment takes positions at pre-determined  runway locations
Alert 3 Aircraft has crashed on airport property ARFF equipment responds to crash site
Alert 4 Aircraft has crashed off airport property ARFF equipment responds to crash site

Alarm Levels

Note: The following dispatch assignments are for incidents occurring on airport property. The alarms are dispatched sequentially.  The staging area is Park & Ride Lot #5.  The command post is airport fire station.
 
  Fire Medical Law Enforcement
First Alarm
  • Raleigh: E23
  • Raleigh: E24
  • Raleigh District Chief
  • EMS 6
  • EMS Supervisor
  • RDU police
Second Alarm
  • Durham Highway: tanker
  • Morrisville: pumper/tanker, heavy rescue
  • Raleigh: engine
  • Wake County Public Safety
     
  • Bethesda: Pumper/Tanker
  • Durham County Emergency Management
  • Durham County Fire Marshall
  • EMS 4
  • EMS 8
  • Cary EMS: 1 Unit
  • RDU police
Third Alarm
  • Durham Highway: pumper/tanker
  • Cary: engine, aerial truck
  • Raleigh: engine
     
  • Bethesda: heavy rescue
  • Parkwood: pumper/tanker
  • Redwood: pumper/tanker
  • EMS 3
  • Cary EMS: 1 Unit
  • Six Forks: ambulance, heavy rescue
  • Apex EMS: 1 unit
  • Additional EMS Supervisor
     
  • Bethesda EMS: 1 unit
  • Parkwood EMS: 1 unit
  • Redwood EMS: 1 unit
  • Durham County EMS: 1 unit
  • Durham County EMS: supervisor
  • RDU police
Fourth Alarm
  • Apex: pumper/tanker
  • Bay Leaf: heavy rescue, mobile air unit
  • Raleigh: full haz-mat assignment
  • Swift Creek: pumper/tanker
  • Western Wake: two tankers
     
  • Parkwood: heavy rescue
  • Durham: pumper/tanker
  • Parkwood: pumper/tanker
  • Garner EMS: 1 unit
  • Knightdale EMS: 1 unit
  • Rolesville EMS: 1 unit
  • Wendell EMS: 1 unit
  • Zebulon EMS: 1 unit
  • Wake County EMS: 4 additional units
     
  • Parkwood EMS: second unit
  • Durham County EMS: second unit
  • Highway Patrol: 5 units
  • Wake County Sheriff: 5 units
  • Raleigh Police: 5 units
  • Cary Police: 3 units
  • Morrisville Police: 1 unit
  • CCBI (City-County Bureau of Investigation): 1 unit
     
  • Durham City Police: 3 units
  • Durham County Sheriff: 3 units

Last updated: 10FEB03


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