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Acute

Sharp of severe; having a rapid onset and short duration.

2

Baffle

Intermediate partial bulkhead that reduces the surge effect in a partially loaded liquid tank.

3

Chronic

Long-term and reoccurring.

4

Collapse Zone

Area beneath a wall in which the wall is likely to land it if loses structural integrity.

5

Crowd Control

Limiting the access of nonemergency personnel to the emergency scene.

6

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

Program to help employees and their families with work or personal problems.

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Hazard

Condition, substance, or device that can directly cause injury or loss; the source of a risk.

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Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH)

Description of any atmosphere that poses an immediate hazard to life or produces immediate, irreversible, debilitating effects on health.

9

Mitigate

To make less harsh or intense; to alleviate.

10

Rehabilitation (Rehab)

Allowing firefighters to rest, rehydrate, and recover during an incident.

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Risk Management Plan

Written plan that analyzes the exposure to hazards, implements appropriate risk management techniques, and establishes criteria for monitoring their effectiveness.

12

Situational Awareness

Perception of the surrounding environment, and the ability to anticipate future events.

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Standard of Care

Level of care that all persons should receive; care that does not meet this standard is considered inadequate.

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Stressor

Any agent, condition, or experience that causes stress.

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Training Evolution

Operation of fire and emergency services training covering one or several aspects of firefighting. Also known as Practical Training Evolution.