Emergency & Fire Management Services

Battalion
Large group or unit composed of a headquarters and two or more companies or batteries.
CAD (Computer-aided-dispatching)
A system used to send information directly between dispatchers and mobile units without the use of voice communication.
Cadet
A person in training at a military or service academy.
Cardiac
Anything relating to or impacting the heart.
Containment
To hold together or contain; often used in reference to hazardous materials.
Contaminants
Unwholesome or undesirable elements that make something unfit for use.
CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
A procedure designed to restore normal breathing after cardiac arrest.
Decontaminate
To eliminate contamination.
Dispatcher
A person or system that efficiently directs and sends help or service when requested by a caller.
EMT (emergency medical technician)
Trained medical technician certified to provide basic emergency services such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) before and during transportation to a hospital.
En Route
On the way; in transit.
Environmental
The social and cultural conditions that influence the life of an individual or community.
FEMA
Abbreviation for Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Hazmat
An abbreviation for hazardous material that would be a danger to life or to the environment if released without precautions.
Jackknife
To turn and form an angle of 90 degrees; often used in reference to the wreck of a tractor-trailer combination.
Landline
The public switched telephone network; hardwired into a building or structure.
Municipal
A term used to refer to an incorporated or chartered city or town.
Paramedic
A trained medical technician licensed to provide a wide range of emergency services such as defibrillation and the intravenous administration of drugs before and during transportation to a hospital.
Protocol
An established procedure, plan or series of steps.
Trauma
An injury or wound to living tissue caused by an extrinsic agent.