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Knoxville Police (KPD)

Unit ID'S

  • Patrol Units Callsign that ends with 9 is Canine (Example 79 Alpha or 169)
  • 140’s, 150’s= TRAFFIC DIVISION (MOTORCYCLE)
  • 160'S,170'S = CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT PATROL (DOWNTOWN AREA)
  • 180'S = PADDY WAGON TRANSPORTATION (PRISONER TRANSPORTATION)
  • 190'S = PUBLIC INFORMATION DIVISION (CIVIL & CERT)
  • 200'S = CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION
  • 270'S = FORENSICS
  • 330'S AND 340’s= SCHOOL RESOURCE DIVISION
  • 350's = ANIMAL CONTROL DIVISION (CIVIL)
  • 500'S = ADMINISTRATIVE

Knoxville Fire Department

  • CAR 54 = PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER (PIO)
  • CAR 6X = TRAINING UNIT
  • CAR 7X = FIRE & EXPLOSION INVESTIGATION UNIT (CERTIFIED AND SWORN LAW ENFORCEMENT)
  • CAR 1XX = FIRE PREVENTION BUREAU

Pellissippi State Technical Community College Police (PSPD)

Unit ID

  • STATION A = DISPATCH (LOCATED AT HARDIN VALLEY CAMPUS)
  • 101 = CHIEF
  • 102 = DEPUTY CHIEF

AMR/RURAL METRO

UNIT ID

  • EMS1XX = ADMINISTRATION AND LOCAL MANAGEMENT
  • CAR XX = FAST RESPONSE VEHICLES
  • MEDIC 2XX = FIRE MEDIC
  • EMS500 = SHIFT SUPERVISOR IN RESPONSE VEHICE
  • 700 & 701 = ALS AMBULANCE WITH SUPERVISOR
  • FORENSICS800 = BODY RECOVERY TRANSPORT
  • 9XX = SPECIAL EVENT AMBULANCES

Knox County Rescue (formerly KVERS)

Apparatus

Command Staff

  • RESCUE 110 Response Vehicle, Chief
  • RESCUE 111 Response Vehicle, Deputy Chief
  • RESCUE 112 Response Vehicle, Assistant Chief
  • RESCUE 171 Response Vehicle, Captain
  • RESCUE 172 Response Vehicle, Captain
  • RESCUE 173 Response Vehicle, Captain

First-Out Crash Trucks

  • RESCUE 123 East Knox
  • RESCUE 124 West Knox
  • RESCUE 136 North Knox

Reserve Crash Truck Fleet

  • RESCUE 121 Reserve Only
  • RESCUE 122 Reserve Only
  • RESCUE 126 Reserve Only

Specialty Team Vehicles

  • RESCUE 125 Heavy/Confined Space
  • RESCUE 133 Trench/Collapse
  • RESCUE 134 Water/Dive Team West Knox
  • RESCUE 135 Water/Dive Team East knox

Utility Vehicles / Personnel Carriers

  • RESCUE 127 F550 Flatbed Tow/Haul
  • RESCUE 128 F350 Pickup with camper top

Karns Fire Department

The Karns Fire Department serves an area of 65 square miles in Northwest Knox County. Karns, an ISO Class 4 department (for the entire area), has four fire stations strategically located in the Karns, Ball Camp, Hardin Valley and Solway communities. The Headquarters facility, where the department’s business affairs are managed, is located off Oak Ridge Highway in the Karns community. The department provides fire protection, Advance Life Support (ALS), hazardous materials response, vehicle extrication, an assortment of technical rescue services, and public education for over 40,000 residents. Also, serves 9 Public Schools in their response area. They are known as a combination department. Two station are operated 24 Hours with at least two payed department members on board the apparatus.

Unit IDS

  • Engine 401 = Karns Station 1 First Due Apparatus
  • Tanker 401= Karns Station 1 Tanker
  • Engine 402=Hardin Valley Station 2 First Due Apparatus
  • Engine 403=
  • Engine 404= Ball Camp Station 4 Apparatus
  • Engine 411= Karns Station 1 Second Due Apparatus (Usually staffed by volunteers)
  • Tanker 413= Solway Station 3 Tanker
  • Chief 40/4= Acting Shift Supervisor
  • Chief 41 = Chief
  • Chief 42-Chief 45 = Assistant Chiefs
  • Tower 1=Hardin Valley Station Second Due Apparatus

Karns Fire TACN Radio IDS

  • 2138905 = ENGINE 401 MOBILE

Seymour Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD)

The department serves over 20,000 homes (32,000 people), 400 business, 70 churches, 2 private schools, 8 public schools and Johnson University (with 400+ on-campus residents). Their Fire District is spread across three Tennessee counties, Blount, Knox, and Sevier with a total response area of approximately 118.6 square miles. SVFD primarily operates on vhf analog for most operations but Seymour also operates on simplex uhf tac channels to communicate with Sevier County agencies on scene and on a Knox TACN talk groups for talkaround communications.

Unit ID

  • Battalion 50 = Fire Chief

Public Building Authority (PBA) Safety and Security

Government Agency that provides security services to City County Building, Old Court House, Andrew Johnson Building, World’s Fair Park,Sunsphere, Volunteer Landing, Juvenile Justice Center, Knoxville Transit Center, City Lots/Garages, and Knox County Clerk Office. As well as parking enforcement within the Central Business District and the Cumberland Ave corridor. The COMM Center also does 24/7 monitoring of over 300 cameras.

Property Abbreviations

  • CCB = CITY COUNTY BUILDING
  • DKG = DWIGHT KESSEL GARAGE
  • JJC = JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER
  • KAT = KNOXVILLE TRANSIT CENTER
  • OCH = OLD COURTHOUSE
  • SSG = STATE STREET GARAGE
  • LSG = LOCUST STREET GARAGE
  • MAG = MAIN AVENUE GARAGE
  • MSG = MARKET SQUARE GARAGE
  • WFP = WORLD'S FAIR PARK


Unit ID

  • BASE = COMM CENTER
  • PBA 1 = CEO
  • 300 = SAFETY AND SECURITY CAPTAIN
  • 100 = CITY COUNTY BUILDING (CCB) LT.
  • 101 = PARK PATROL LT.
  • 102 = JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER (JJC) LT.
  • 103 = KNOXVILLE AREA TRANSIT (KAT) CENTER LT.
  • 116 = COMM CENTER PORTABLE
  • 15X = PARK PATROL SAFETY OFFICERS
  • 16X = KNOXVILLE AREA TRANSIT (KAT) CENTER SAFETY OFFICER

West Town Mall

Unit IDS

  • 1X and 2X=Security Officers (Allied Universal Contract Security)
  • 5X=KPD Officers
  • Mobile=Contract Security Patrol Vehicle
  • 112 = Regal Cinebarre Security

Rural/Metro Fire Tones

West End

  • Tone B = 553.9 all stations
Station Tone A
Station 10 903.2
Station 15 810.2
Station 16 726.8
Station 17 767.4
Station 41 584.8
Station 42 617.4
Station 44 855.5

East/South End

  • Tone B = 767.4 all stations
Station Tone A
Station 25 726.8
Station 26 903.2
Station 27 810.2
Station 28 855.5

North End

  • Tone B = 617.4 all stations
Station Tone A
Station 30 903.2
Station 31 584.8
Station 32 688.3
Station 33 651.9
Station 34 726.8

EMS and Fire Station Response Areas

Radio Codes

10 Codes

  • 10-1  Receiving Poorly
  • 10-2  Receiving Well
  • 10-4  Acknowledgment
  • 10-5  Relay
  • 10-6  Busy
  • 10-7  Out Of Service
  • 10-8  In Service
  • 10-9  Repeat
  • 10-10  Paperwork
  • 10-11  Lunch Break
  • 10-13  Weather / Road Conditions
  • 10-14  Escort
  • 10-15  Prisoner In Custody
  • 10-15M   Mental Transport
  • 10-16  Pick Up Prisoner At
  • 10-17  Serving Warrant At
  • 10-18  Report to Court
  • 10-19  Return To Station
  • 10-20  Location
  • 10-21  Call Station By Phone
  • 10-22  Disregard/Canceled
  • 10-23  Escaped Prisoner
  • 10-24  Traffic Problem
  • 10-25  Officer Initiated Trffic Stop
  • 10-26 Loud Party (NEW)
  • 10-27  Vandalism
  • 10-28  Registration
  • 10-29  Check for wanted
  • 10-32  Need Breath/DWI Test
  • 10-34  Confiscated property
  • 10-35  Confidential Info
  • 10-36  Correct time
  • 10-37 Overdose (NEW)
  • 10-38  Sick Person
  • 10-39  Injured Person
  • 10-40  Hostage Situation
  • 10-41  Missing Person
  • 10-42  Criminal Trespassing
  • 10-43  Investigation
  • 10-44  Stolen Vehicle
  • 10-45  Wreck/Property Damage
  • 10-46  Wreck/With Injuries
  • 10-46F Wreck/With Fatality
  • . 10-46W Wreck/With Injuries on the Water
  • 10-47  Send Ambulance
  • 10-48  Send Tow Truck
  • 10-49  Drunk Driver
  • 10-51  Strong Armed Robbery
  • 10-52  Armed Robbery
  • 10-53  Hit & Run
  • 10-55  Larceny
  • 10-56  Prowler
  • 10-57  Alarm
  • 10-58  Public Intoxication
  • 10-59  Fight
  • 10-60  Attempted Suicide
  • 10-61  Suicide
  • 10-62  Murder
  • 10-63  Kidnapping
  • 10-64  Rape
  • 10-65  Attempted Rape
  • 10-66  Business Burglary
  • 10-67  Residential Burglary
  • 10-68  Vehicle Burglary
  • 10-70  Shoplifting
  • 10-71  Forgery/Fraud
  • 10-72  Riot
  • 10-73  Roadblock
  • 10-74  Lost / Found Property
  • 10-75  Deliver A Message To
  • 10-76  Officer message
  • 10-77  Animal call
  • 10-78  Hazardous material
  • 10-79  Disaster/Tornado/Plane Crash
  • 10-80  Cutting
  • 10-81  Shooting
  • 10-82  Disorderly Conduct
  • 10-83  Domestic Trouble
  • 10-84  Juvenile Problem
  • 10-85  Disturbance
  • 10-86  Fire
  • 10-87  Mental Person
  • 10-88  Child abuse
  • 10-89  Indecent Exposure
  • 10-90  Suspicious Person
  • 10-91  Dead Person
  • 10-93  Molester
  • 10-94  Assault
  • 10-95  Firecrackers
  • 10-96  Property Check
  • 10-97  Arrived On The Scene
  • 10-98  Assignment Completed
  • 10-99  Bomb Threat

Alpha Signals

  • A  Report Submitted
  • B  Unable to Locate
  • C  Unable to Locate Address
  • D  Unable to Locate Suspect
  • E  No Police Action
  • F  Problem Solved
  • G  Advised
  • H  Vehicle Check Ok
  • I  Suspect Check Ok
  • J  Property Check Ok
  • . J Officer Check Ok/Status Check
  • K  Verbal Warning
  • L  Citation Issued
  • M  Arrest Made
  • N  Field Interview
  • O  Assisted Officer
  • P  Handled by Other Agency
  • Q  CFS in Service
  • R  Message Delivered
  • S  Left Note
  • T  Items Recovered
  • U  Vehicle Towed
  • V  Marked Tires
  • W  Trans to Other Agency
  • Y  Signed Medical Books
  • Z  Canceled CFS

Numerical Signals

  • 1  Go to Hq
  • 2  Phone Hq
  • 3  Change Channels
  • 4  Phone Office
  • 5  Go to Office
  • 6  Phone #
  • 7  Emergency
  • 8  Meet (at)
  • 9  Disregard
  • 10  Car Wash
  • 11  Confidential Information
  • 12  Reply via Landline
  • 13  Blocked Driveway
  • 14  Blocked Alley
  • 15  Illegal Parking
  • 16  Traffic Congestion
  • 17  Reckless Driver
  • 18  Speeding
  • 19  Abandoned Vehicle
  • 20  Assist Motorist
  • 21  Open Door
  • 22  Open Window
  • 23  Lights out

Printable Knoxville Codes

Printable Knoxville Codes


Source: Knoxville 10 Codes