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GIS
System designed to provide a computer-readable description of an areas geography
MDT
Terminal that allows transmission of confidential information that is not appropriate for verbal radio transmission
Computer Aided Dispatch
CAD
Command Post
CP
Citizens Band
CB
Geographical Information System
GIS
Mobile Data Terminal
MDT
Mobile Data Computer
MDC
Automatic Vehicle Locator
AVL
Federal Communications Commission
FCC
Fire police
Volunteers trained in traffic/crowd control
Hot zone
Area where mitigating the problem is taking place
Warm zone
Area for those who are providing emergency lighting
Cold zone
Area that includes Command Post and staging area
Crowd control line
Outer boundary of the support zone
Leading question
Contains one or more conclusions
Closed-ended question
Requires only a yes or no answer
Safe haven
Sheltering in place
Area of rescue assistance
Structural features that effectively isolate an area from the rest of the building
Prebriefing
Tells firefighters what to expect when they are about to enter a scene where victims have suffered gruesome injuries
Defusing
Minor debriefing
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
CISD
Landing zone
LZ
American Disabilities Act
ADA
Reflex time
Amount of time it takes for additional resources to be requested, to be dispatched, to reach the scene, and to achieve fireground objectives
Size-up
Ongoing process of evaluating a situation to determine what has happened, what is happening, what is likely to happen, and what resources will be needed
Facts
Those things that are known about a situation, in traditional size-up
Probabilities
Those things that are likely to happen, in traditional size-up
own situation
Includes the officer’s assessment of his ability to handle the incident, in traditional size-up
Location
Phase that defines the problem, in the three-step process
Isolation
IC determines how to stabilize the situation, in the three-step process
Mitigation
IC determines what will be needed to eliminate the problem, in the three-step process
Candle/moth syndrome
Urge to focus exclusively on the fire
Exposures
Term used to describe the need to limit the fire or other emergency to the property of origin
Confinement
Term used to describe the need to limit the fire or other problem to the smallest possible area within the property of origin
own situation
Restoring the scene to as nearly normal as possible
Incident action plan
Plan for the safe and efficient disposition of an emergency incidents
Operational plan
Identifies the required resources, their assignments, and safety considerations for the successful control of a hazardous materials incident or other emergency requiring multi-unit operations
Strategic goals
Broad, general statements of the overall outcomes to be achieved
Motor Vehicle Accident
MVA
Incident Commander
IC
Rescue, Exposures, Confinement, Extinguishment, Overhaul
RECEO
Incident Action Plan
IAP
Incident Command System
ICS
Incident Management System
IMS