Boston Fire Department
Incident Type Codes

Effective July 12, 2005

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Prior to July 12, 2005

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Prior to Dec 17, 2002

CODE
INCIDENT TYPE
100
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
120
121
122
123
130
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
138
140
141
142
143
150
151
152
153
154
155
160
161
162
163
164
170
171
172
173
Other Fire
Building Fire
Other Structure Fire
Cooking Fire
Chimney Or Flue Fire, Confined To Chimney/Flue
Incinerator Fire
Fuel Burner/Boiler Fire
Commercial Compactor Fire
Inside Rubbish Fire
Other Mobile Property Fire, Used As Fixed Structure
Mobile Home Fire
Motor Home, Camper, Recreational Vehicle Fire
Portable Building Fire, Fixed Location
Other Mobile Property (Vehicle Fire
Passenger Vehicle Fire
Road Freight Or Transport Vehicle Fire
Rail Vehicle Fire
Water Vehicle Fire
Aircraft Fire
Self-Propelled Motor Home Or Recreational Vehicle Fire
Camper Or Recreational Vehicle Fire
Off-Road Vehicle Or Heavy Equipment Fire
Other Natural Vegetation Fire
Forest, Woods, Or Wildland Fire
Brush, Or Brush And Grass Mixture Fire
Grass Fire
Other Outside Rubbish Fire
Outside Rubbish, Trash Or Waste Fire
Garbage Dump Or Sanitary Land Fill
Construction Or Demolition Landfill Fire
Dumpster Or Other outside Trash Receptacle Fire
Outside Stationary Compactor/Compacted Trash Fire
Other Special Outside Fire
Outside Storage Fire
Outside Equipment Fire
Outside Gas Or Vapor Combustion Explosion
Outside Mailbox Fire
Other Cultivated Vegetation, Crop Fire
Cultivated Grain Or Crop Fire
Cultivated Orchard Or Vineyard Fire
Cultivated Trees Or Nursery Stock Fire
200
210
211
212
213
220
221
222
223
231
240
241
242
243
251
Other Overpressure/Rupture, Explosion, Overheat
Other Overpressure Rupture From Steam 
Overpressure Rupture Of Steam Pipe Or Pipeline
Overpressure Rupture Steam Boiler
Overpressure Rupture Of Pressure Or Process Vessel
Other Overpressure/Rupture From Air Or Gas
Overpressure Of Air Or Gas Pipe/Pipe Line
Overpressure Of Boiler From Air/Gas
Air Or Gas Overpressure/Rupture Of Pressure Or Process Vessel
Chemical Reaction Rupture Of Process Vessel
Other Explosion (No Fire)
Munitions Or Bomb Explosion (No Fire)
Blasting Agent Explosion (No Fire)
Fireworks Explosion (No Fire)
Excessive Heat, Scorch Burns With No Ignition
321
321A
321B
321C
322
323
324
331
340
341
342
343
350
351
352
353
354
355
356
357
360
361
362
363
364
365
370
371
372
EMS Call, Excluding Vehicle Accident With Injuries
Cardiac Arrest CPR Performed
Cardiac Arrest Defib Performed
Cardiac Arrest, Non Viable Patient
Vehicle Accident With Injuries
Motor Vehicle/Pedestrian Incident
Motor Vehicle Accident With No Injuries
Lock-in (If Lock-Out Use Code 511)
Other Search 
Land Search For Person
Water Search For Person
Underground Search For Person
Other Extrication Rescue
Extrication Of Victim(s) From Building/Structure
Extrication Of Victim(s) From Vehicle
Removal Of Victim(s) From Stalled Elevator
Trench/Below Grade Rescue
Confined Space Rescue
High Angle Rescue
Extrication Of Victim(s) From Machinery
Other Water & Ice Related Rescue
Swimming/Recreational Water Area Rescue
Ice Rescue
Swift Water Rescue
Surf Rescue
Watercraft Rescue
Other Electrical Rescue
Electrocution Or Potential Electrocution
Trapped By Power Lines
400
410
411
412
413
420
421
422
423
424
430
431
440
441
442
443
444
445
451
460
461
462
471
480
481
482
Other Hazardous Condition
Other Flammable Gas Or Liquid Condition
Gasoline Or Other Flammable Liquid Spill
Gas Leak (Natural Gas Or LPG)
Oil Or Other Combustible Liquid Spill
Other Toxic Condition
Chemical Hazard (No Spill Or Leak)
Chemical Spill Or Leak
Refrigeration Leak
Carbon Monoxide Incident
Other Radioactive Condition
Radiation Leak, Radioactive Material
Other Electrical Wiring/Equipment Problem
Heat From Short Circuit (Wiring), Defective/Worn
Overheated Motor
Light Ballast Breakdown
Power Line Down
Arcing, Shorted Electrical Equipment
Biological Hazard, Confirmed Or Suspected
Other Accident, Potential Accident
Building Or Structure Weakened Or Collapsed
Aircraft Standby
Explosive, Bomb Removal (For Bomb Scare, Use 721)
Other Attempted Burning, Illegal Action
Attempt To Burn
Threat To Burn
500
510
511
512
520
521
522
531
540
541
542
550
551
552
553
554
555
561
571
Other Service Call
Other Person In Distress
Lock Out (Not A Lock In 331)
Ring Or Jewelry Removal
Other Water Problem
Water Evacuation
Water Or Steam Leak
Smoke Or Odor Removal
Other Animal Problem
Animal Problem
Animal Rescue
Other Public Service Assistance
Assisted Police Or Other Government Agency
Police Matter
Public Service
Assist Invalid
Defective Elevator, No Occupants
Unauthorized Burning
Cover Assignment, Standby, Moveup
600
611
621
631
632
641
650
651
652
653
671
672
Other Good Intent Call
Dispatched And Canecled En Route
Wrong Location
Authorized Controlled Burning
Prescribed Fire
Vicinity Alarm (Incident In Other Location)
Other Other Steam, Other Gas Mistaken For Smoke
Smoke Scare, Odor Of Smoke
Steam, Vapor, Fog, Or Dust Thought To Be Smoke
Barbecue, Tar Kettle
Hazmat Release Investigation W/No Hazmat
Biological Hazard Investigation
700
710
711
712
713
714
715
721
730
731
732
733
734
735
736
740
741
742
743
744
745
746
751
Other False Alarm Or False Call
Other False Alarm
False Alarm - Box
False Alarm - Master Box
False Alarm - (Telephone)
False Alarm - Central Station
False Alarm - Local Alarm System
Bomb Scare-No Bomb
Other System Malfunction
Sprinkler Activation Due To Malfunction
Extinguishing System Activation Due To Malfunction
Smoke Detector Activation Due To Malfunction
Heat Detector Activation Due To Malfunction
Alarm System Sounded Activation Due To Malfunction
CO Detector Activation Activation Due To Malfunction
Other Unintentional Transmission Of Alarm
Sprinkler Activation, No Fire Unintentional
Extinguishing System Activation, No Fire-Unintentional
Smoke Detector Activation, No Fire-Unintentional
Heat Detector Activation, No Fire-Unintentional
Alarm System Sounded, No Fire-Unintentional
Carbon Monoxide Detector Activation, No CO
Biological Hazard, Malicious False Report
800
811
812
813
814
815
Other Severe Weather Or Natural Disaster
Earthquake Assessment
Flood Assessment
Wind Storm, Tornado/Hurricane, Assessment
Lightning Strike (No Fire)
Severe Weather Or Natural Disaster Standby
900
900A
911
Other Special Type Of Incident
FIU Activty (Not Covered By Other Incident Types)
Citizen Complain

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