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1

Freelance

To operate independently of the IC’s command and control.

2

Low-Pressure Alarm

Alarm that sounds when SCBA air supply is low, typically 25%.

3

MAYDAY

Internationally recognized distress signal.

4

Point of No Return

Point at which air in the SCBA will last only long enough to exit a hazardous atmosphere.

5

Preincident Survey

Assessment of a facility or location made before an emergency occurs, in order to prepare for an appropriate emergency response.

6

Primary Search

Rapid but thorough search to determine the location of victims; performed either before or during fire suppression operations. May be conducted with or without a charged hoseline, depending on local policy.

7

Rapid Intervention Crew or Team (RIC/RIT)

Two or more firefighters designated to perform firefighter rescue; they are stationed outside the hazard and must be standing by throughout the incident.

8

Rekindle

To reignite because of latent heat, sparks, or smoldering embers; rekindling can be prevented by proper overhaul.

9

Secondary Search

Slow, thorough search to ensure that no occupants were overlooked during the primary search; conducted after the fire is under control by personnel who did not conduct the primary search.

10

Size-up

Ongoing evaluation of influential factors at the scene of an incident.

11

Sounding

Striking the surface of a roof or floor to determine its structural integrity or locate underlying support members; the blunt end of a hand tool is used for this purpose.

12

Target Hazard

Any facility in which a fire, accident, or natural disaster could cause substantial casualties or significant economic harm, through either property or infrastructure damage.