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Gaining entry to an enclosed area and reaching a patient.
access
The location of the incident commander at the scene of an emergency and where command, coordination, control, and communication are centralized.
command post
Complicated entry that requires special tools and training and includes breaking windows or using other force.
complex access
An area where individuals can be exposed to electrical hazards such as sharp metal edges, broken glass, toxic substances, lethal rays, or ignition or explosion of hazardous materials.
danger zone (hot zone)
To be caught (trapped) within a vehicle, room, or container with no way out or to have a limb or other body part trapped.
entrapment
Removal of a patient from entrapment or a dangerous situation or position, such as removal from a wrecked vehicle, industrial accident, or building collapse.
extrication
Any substance that is toxic, poisonous, radioactive, flammable, or explosive and causes injury or death with exposure.
hazardous material
The overall leader of the incident command system to whom commanders or leaders of incident command system divisions report.
incident commander (IC)
An area of protection providing safety from the danger zone (hot zone).
safe zone
Respirator with independent air supply used by fire fighters to enter toxic and otherwise dangerous atmospheres.
self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)
Access that is easily achieved without the use of tools or force.
simple access
The ongoing process of information gathering and scene evaluation to determine appropriate strategies and tactics to manage an emergency.
size-up
A specialized law enforcement tactical unit
special weapons and tactics team (SWAT)
A fire in a house, apartment building, office, school, plant, warehouse, or other building.
structure fire
A hostage, robbery, or other situation in which armed conflict is threatened or shots have been fired and the threat of violence remains
tactical situation
A team of individuals from one or more departments in a region who are trained and on call for certain types of technical rescue.
technical rescue group
A rescue that requires special technical skills and equipment in one of many specialized rescue areas, such as technical rope rescue, cave rescue, and dive rescue.
technical rescue situation