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Pullman Police, Fire & Rescue Response Codes | Agency & Officer ID's | 12-Hour vs 24-Hour Time | Phonetic Alphabet | Police Ten-Codes | Police, Fire, Rescue & Ambulance Frequencies
 
Pullman Police, Fire & Rescue Response Codes
Pullman Police normally use the "names" of the response codes, while the Pullman Fire Department uses the code numbers
Code - Code Name

Agency & Officer ID's
These are the ID's used for radio traffic
 
Agency - Pullman Police
Agency ID - Pullman
Officer ID Range - 400's
Officer ID's:
401 - Weatherly [chief]; 406 - Hargraves; 407 - Tennant; 408 - Sorem; 410 - Dornes; 449 - Peringer: 451 - Sontgerath; 452 - Orsborn; 453 - Harris; 455 - Umbright; 456 - Kirk; 457 - Crow; 458 - Burkett; 459 - Austin; 460 - Sanders; 461 - Breshears; 463 - Carlton; 464 - Rohrbach; 465 - Bell; 467 - Heroff; 468 - Swanson; 469 - Germer; 491 - Kuhrt [animal control & parking]
 
Agency - WSU Police
Agency ID - Sierra
Officer ID Range - 300's
 
Agency - WSU Police Reserve
Agency ID - Vet Med
Officer ID Range - 10's
 
Agency - WSU Police Reserve
Agency ID - Cougar
Officer ID Range - unknown
 
Agency - WSU Police Reserve
Agency ID - Echo
Officer ID Range - unknown
 
Agency - Whitman County Sheriff
Agency ID - Paul
Officer ID Range - 10's (also possibly 500's)
 
Agency - Washington State Patrol
Agency ID - State
Officer ID Range - 900's

12-Hour vs 24-Hour Time
Most police agencies and militaries use 24-hour time
12-hour - 24-hour - 24-hour pronouciation
1:00 am - 0100 - zero one hundred
2:00 am - 0200 - zero two hundred
3:00 am - 0300 - zero three hundred
4:00 am - 0400 - zero four hundred
5:00 am - 0500 - zero five hundred
6:00 am - 0600 - zero six hundred
7:00 am - 0700 - zero seven hundred
8:00 am - 0800 - zero eight hundred
9:00 am - 0900 - zero nine hundred
10:00 am - 1000 - ten hundred
11:00 am - 1100 - eleven hundred
12:00 pm - 1200 - twelve hundred
1:00 pm - 1300 - thirteen hundred
2:00 pm - 1400 - fourteen hundred
3:00 pm - 1500 - fifteen hundred
4:00 pm - 1600 - sixteen hundred
5:00 pm - 1700 - seventeen hundred
6:00 pm - 1800 - eighteen hundred
7:00 pm - 1900 - nineteen hundred
8:00 pm - 2000 - twenty hundred
9:00 pm - 2100 - twenty-one hundred
10:00 pm - 2200 - twenty-two hundred
11:00 pm - 2300 - twenty-three hundred
12:00 am - 2400 - twenty-four hundred

 

Phonetic Alphabet

A phonetic alphabet is used while transmitting alpha characters such as license plates and names. Pullman uses Type 2 (highlighted in light blue). Note that Type 1 has two options for "C" and "F", and Type 2 has two options for "B", and "N".

 

Letter - Type 1 - Type 2
 
A - Alpha - Adam
B - Bravo - Boy / Boston
C - Charlie / Cocoa - Charles
D - Delta - David
E - Echo - Edward
F - Fox / Foxtrot - Frank
G - Golf - George
H - Hotel - Henry
I - India - Ida
J - Juliette - John
K - Kilo - King
L - Lima - Lincoln
M - Mike - Mary
N - November - Nancy / Nora
O - Oscar - Ocean
P - Papa - Paul
Q - Quebec - Queen
R - Romeo - Robert
S - Sierra - Sam
T - Tango - Tom
U - Uniform - Union
V - Victor - Victor
W - Whiskey - William
X - X-Ray - X-Ray
Y - Yankee - Young
Z - Zulu - Zebra

Police Ten-Codes
Pullman Police do NOT necessarily use all of the Ten-Codes

10-1       Receiving poorly
10-2       Receiving well
10-3       Stop transmitting
10-4       OK, message received
10-5       Relay message
10-6       Busy, stand by
10-7       Out of service, leaving air
10-8       In service, subject to call
10-9       Repeat message
10-10     Transmission completed, stand by
10-11     Talking too rapidly
10-12     Visitors present
10-13     Advise Weather/Road conditions
10-16     Make pick up at
10-17     Urgent business
10-18     Anything for us?
10-19     Nothing for you, return to base
10-20     My location is
10-21     Call by telephone
10-22     Report in person to
10-23     Stand by
10-24     Completed last assignment
10-25     Can you contact
10-26     Disregard last information
10-27     I am moving to channel
10-28     Identify your station
10-29     Time is up for contact
10-30     Does not conform to FCC rules
10-32     I will give you a radio check
10-33     EMERGENCY TRAFFIC
10-34     Trouble at this station
10-35     Confidential information
10-36     Correct time is
10-37     Wrecker needed at
10-38     Ambulance needed at
10-39     Your message delivered
10-41     Please turn to channel
10-42     Traffic accident at
10-43     Traffic Tie up at
10-44     I have a message for you
10-45     All units within range please report
10-50     Break channel
10-60     What is next message number?
10-62     Unable to copy, use phone
10-63     Net directed to
10-64     Net clear
10-65     Awaiting your next message/assignment
10-67     All units comply
10-70     Fire at
10-71     Proceed with transmission in sequence
10-77     Negative contact
10-81     Reserve hotel room for
10-82     Reserve room for
10-84     My telephone number is
10-85     My address is
10-91     Talk closer to mike
10-93     Check my frequency on this channel
10-94     Please give me a long count
10-99     Mission completed, all units secure
10-200   Police needed at

Miscellaneous Codes

"Signal 60" - (1) a marijuana-related offense or (2) a non-specific drug-related offense

Police, Fire, Rescue & Ambulance Frequencies

Verified Frequencies for Pullman Police (PPD), WSU Police (WSUPD), Whitman County Sheriff (WCS), Washington State Patrol (WSP), Pullman Fire Department (PFD), Whitman County Fire District (WCFD), Moscow Police (MPD)

 

153

153.9200 WSU Police (WSUPD) / Sierra 2 [WNKW 753]

153.9500 Whitman County Fire District (WCFD)

154

154.1450 Pullman Fire / Ambulance / Rescue (PFD)

154.3850 Whitman County Fire District (WCFD)

155

155.1900 Whitman County Sheriff (WCS) / Paul Primary [KNDL 422]

155.2100 WSU Police (WSUPD) [WNKW 753]

155.3700 Statewide (LERN)

155.4750 Washington State Patrol (WSP) ??

155.5800 Washington State Patrol (WSP) ??

155.6400 Pullman Police (PPD) / Pullman Primary [KUI 500]

155.9700 Washington State Patrol (WSP) Primary

156

156.0900 Pullman Police (PPD) [KUI 500] ??

156.2100 Whitman County Sheriff (WCS) [KNDL 422]

158

158.7900 Washington State Patrol (WSP) ??

159

159.1650 WSU Police (WSUPD) / Sierra Primary [WNKW 753]

159.4050 Pullman Fire / Ambulance / Rescue (PFD)

460

460.3750 Latah County Sheriff (LCS)

460.4750 Moscow Police (MPD) Primary

462

462.975 MedStar - [Deaconess Medical Center, Spokane]