Bell Codes

FDNY Bell Codes still in use today.
2-2
Second Alarm announcement
3
Used in combination with a street box and assigned terminal number to indicate an alarm
originating as a private fire alarm in buildings FDNY Special Building Boxes are designated as 8000 series boxes
3-3
Third Alarm announcement and/or response
4
Battalion Chief response required
4-4
Fourth Alarm announcement and/or response
5
Engine Company response required
5-5
Fifth Alarm announcement and/or response
5-7
One Engine and one Ladder Company response required
5-5-5-5
Line of Duty Death / Flag to half staff
6
Marine Company response required
6-5-2
Department Message
7
Ladder Company response required
7-5
Notification signal that three Engine Companies (or two Engines and one Squad)
8
Squad Company response required
9
Preliminary for special units
10
Rescue Company response required
14
Battalion Chief Relocation or Return from Relocation
15
Engine Company Relocation or Return from Relocation
16
Marine Company Relocation or Return from Relocation
17
Ladder Company Relocation or Return from Relocation